The good doctor likened Obamacare to slavery. Imagine that for a minute. A health plan that makes it easier for people-even those who have a pre-existing medical condition- to get coverage, is the same as an institution that brutalized an entire race of people in unspeakable ways.
But this is what happens when you rub elbows and share the same air-space with "values voters". You have to wonder about a bunch of people who call themselves "values voters" but have a flawed value system, themselves.
I bet Dr. Ben will be on FOX News next. Wait.....
Anyway, I think that they are supposed to be all Christians, but I heard nothing but unchristlike things coming out of their "summit".
"Towards the end of a sprawling, fiery speech at the Values Voter Summit, outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) predicted that in the near future, the Affordable Care Act will no longer be referred to as “Obamacare,” as conservatives originally intended, but rather as “Deathcare.”
“This egregious system, that will ultimately be known as ‘Deathcare’ must be defeated,” Bachmann declared. During the speech she set up a dichotomy of “police state,” symbolized by the shuttered World War II memorial during the government shutdown vs. “Constitutional republic,” represented by conservatives like her who fought to reopen it, only after directly causing the shutdown in the first place."
Nice. This woman of "values" accuses her government of promoting a plan to purposely kill people. Because nothing says Christian like an angry mean spirited political loser.
Still another one of Dr. Carson's palls accused the White House of wanting to take him hostage.
Ted Cruz, as you might have noticed, has a high opinion of himself.
Trust me, the last thing the White House would want to do is to get rid of Ted Cruz. Ted is the best thing to happen to this White House since Mitt Romney ran for president.
"None of us know what’s going to happen on this Obamacare fight right now,”..... “In my view, the House of Representatives needs to keep doing what it’s been doing, which is standing strong.”
Don't believe it, if you keep doing what you are doing, the values summit will have to feature a lot more praying in the future.
Finally, if you want to see what's causing the fear and angst among those folks down at the values summit read this article. These people truly believe that they are losing their country, and that Barack Obama represents the type of people that they are losing it to.
The Democracy Corps study might be surprising to folks like James Carville, but not to me; I saw this coming from a mile away.
"What they found is downright frightening. The study, titled “Inside the GOP: Report on Focus Groups with Evangelical, Tea Party, and Moderate Republicans” and written by Greenberg, Carville, and Erica Seifert, opens with an apocalyptic scenario:
If you want to understand the government shutdown and crisis in Washington, you need to get inside the base of the Republican Party. …From there, it gets worse:
Understand that the base thinks they are losing politically and losing control of the country—and their starting reaction is “worried,” “discouraged,” “scared,” and “concerned” about the direction of the country—and a little powerless to change course. They think [President Barack] Obama has imposed his agenda, while Republicans in DC let him get away with it.
While many voters, even some Democrats, question whether Obama is succeeding and getting his agenda done, [core] Republicans think he has won. The country may think gridlock has won, particularly during a Republican-led government shut down, but Republicans see a president who has fooled and manipulated the public, lied, and gotten his secret socialist-Marxist agenda done. Republicans and their kind of Americans are losing.Admittedly, the Democracy Corps report is impressionistic and based on focus groups; therefore, it can’t be exaggerated into a scientific study. Still, as pundit-blogger Andrew Sullivan accurately notes, “It’s a sobering read … and definitely helps explain the primal scream now threatening to take down the entire American system of elective government.”
The report is at its discouraging best—or should I say worst?—in the way that it illuminates the thinking of the focus-group participants’ fears surrounding the changing demography of the country. Nobody made crude racial references or spoke in the offensive language of bigots, according to the reports’ writers. Yet a fear of racial change lies at the core of the GOP base’s concerns. The report states:
They have an acute sense that they are white in a country that is becoming increasingly “minority,” [that] their party is getting whooped by a Democratic Party that uses big government programs that benefit mostly minorities, creat[ing] dependency and a new electoral majority.Or, as one evangelical man in Roanoke put it—apparently blind to the irony of the government shutdown by a small number of Tea Party activists in the U.S. House of Representatives—“The government’s giving in to a [racial] minority, to push an agenda, as far as getting the votes for the next time.”
Paging Dr Carson, paging Dr. Carson.