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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

GOP stance on health care finally gets defined

The most significant moment in the CNN-Tea Party debate by GOP candidates for president came when moderator Wolf Blitzer asked a hypothetical question.

Since President Obama introduced the health care plan, opponents have been asked if they prefer that those without health care simply be allowed to die.  Last night Wolf Blitzer posed the hypothetical question to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): "What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn't have health insurance? Who pays for his coverage? "Are you saying society should just let him die?"

Members of the audience yelled out a resounding "Yeah!"  They provided an answer for those reluctant, probably for reasons of courage, to answer the question.

The moral divide between the political parties is becoming much clearer.  The differences are not minor ones over how a generally set value set should be applied.  The differences are a huge difference in values with which reconciliation is neither possible nor desired.  Despite the insistence of many in the GOP that America is founded on Christian principles, they have real trouble with the cure the sick and feed the poor part.

The current divide among Americans is more pronounced and fundamental than the slavery issue that resulted in the Civil War.  The difference is one of basic morality.


View the defining moment of the debate here: 


            

And then, this:  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/13/1016557/-That-was-my-brothers-death-you-were-cheering,-you-a$$holes

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