Christofascists say US healthcare system “working”

AppareHome_1251480039875ntly the Ten Commandments have been edited for the sake of brevity, specifically lopping off the ones that deal with stealing and lying.   I’ve noticed the fetus fetishists on Twitter have recently engaged in the anti-health care reform battle with great gusto, bearing false witness for the express Godly purpose of enabling private insurers to continue robbing everyone blind.

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This week the newly-formed “Freedom Federation“, made up of dimtwits like “Concerned Women of America” and the “American Family Association”, pronounced that the US Healthcare System Is Working — though they neglected to say exactly “who” it’s working “for”:

Conservative Christian groups on Wednesday ramped up opposition to health care reform, saying the current system “has problems” but “it is working.”

Members of the newly formed Freedom Federation, comprised of some of the largest conservative religious groups in the country, say they oppose taxpayer-supported abortion, rationed health care for the elderly and government control of personal health decisions.  […]

The Freedom Federation said they would only be satisfied if the reform bills explicitly state that abortion is not a form of health care and would not be paid for with taxpayer funds.

Get that?  What the fetophilic freaks and Christo-kooks are saying is that as long as the bill explicitly excludes abortion coverage, they wouldn’t have any other gripes.  Gone and forgotten would be “rationed healthcare for the elderly” and “government control of personal decisions”.   If they were being  h o n e s t (a pretty massive “if”), wouldn’t they demand that the bill also explicitly address/exclude these other concerns?

Of course not, because they know good and damn well that both of these issues are mythical and made up of whole bullshit cloth.   “Rationed care” is a steaming, maggoty load meant to bully and frighten seniors;  all anyone has to do is look at Canada’s universal health care system and how it cares for seniors to know “rationed care” is nothing but a paranoid wingnut fantasy pulled straight out of the porcine, pimply ass of Rush Limbaugh.

As for “government control of personal decisions”, oh please! Apart from being flat-out Wrong — under Obama’s plan, people would still be able to stay with private insurers if they chose to do so — can you spell “hypocrisy“?  I mean, who takes more delight in the concept of “government control of personal decisions” than the finger-wagging, laws-to-protect-you-from-your-sinful-self religious right?   As long as they’re the ones in control and making the personal decisions, of course.

Although an estimated 45 million Americans lack health insurance, federation backers said they support the current system. “There may be problems,” Jackson said, “but it is working.

In case you didn’t catch that dog whistle, let me interpret it for you: that’s a big Godly “Fuck You” to the uninsured, who are probably sinners, reprobates and evildoers anyway.

The US health care system is working, alright — for private insurance companies.  Here’s someone it ain’t working for:

And that’s someone who actually has insurance, but the people the insurance company employs to figure out how to screw its policyholders are obviously earning their keep.

(h/t Joyce Arthur on Twitter, video via the General)

19 Responses to “Christofascists say US healthcare system “working””

  1. 1 brebis noire Friday, August 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

    This would be another good moment for the Rapture.
    Speaking of which:

    (Hope this doesn’t get caught in the spam filter…)

  2. 2 JJ Friday, August 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

    HAHAHAHA! Great scam 😉 and I might add, deserving target.

  3. 3 mouthyorange Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    OMG it’s too funny! 😆 😆 😆 😆 And perfect!

  4. 4 mouthyorange Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    brebis’ link, I mean. The Christo-kooks’ machinations are not funny.

  5. 5 Torontonian Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Do you know about the Reincarnation Bank?

  6. 6 Dr. Prole Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Repeal all tax exempt status for religious organizations NOW. If they can’t keep their fucking pieholes shut about politics and policy, they get to pay taxes like the rest of us.

  7. 7 J. A. Baker Friday, August 28, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Repeal all tax exempt status for religious organizations NOW. If they can’t keep their fucking pieholes shut about politics and policy, they get to pay taxes like the rest of us.

    Spoken like a true fan of the late, great George Carlin. 🙂

  8. 8 mouthyorange Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Torontonian — Didn’t know about it. It could be hilarious, but I don’t like it as well, because its contempt for those who believe in reincarnation is showing. Not to mention its ignorance about what the belief really entails. It’s playing deadpan off of cheap shots. Whereas the earth-bound pet one shows no contempt for believers in the Rapture. It’s perfectly deadpan. Comes across straight as an arrow! And is partly so effective because it does appear to recognize and respect belief in the R. For all these reasons, it gets an A+ from me!

  9. 9 mouthyorange Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 5:15 am

    A-1, Prole.

  10. 10 JJ Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    orange – I love that Earthbound Pets site! I should volunteer to be a post-rapture foster home for fundie pets… my animals will have them converted to either atheism or paganism or wiccan in no time.

  11. 11 JJ Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Torontonian – Not bad 😆 but a pretty obvious scam. Not that the Post-rapture pets isn’t 😯 😉

  12. 12 JJ Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Dr.Prole – You got it! Time for them to pay up or shut up.

    Actually, this morning a couple of customers at the store were talking about what a GREAT SCAM it is to start up a church to avoid taxes… “Don’t get me started,” I said…

  13. 13 JJ Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    JAB – Man, do I miss George. I’ll never forget seeing him live, back in the “7 dirty words” days. We smoked a huge billy-bomber spliff before the concert and laughed our asses off the whole time… I literally had tears running down my face… it was awesome.

  14. 14 J. A. Baker Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    You’re lucky, JJ. I never got to see him except on DVD. He did a show here in Austin a few years back, and I wanted to get tickets, but couldn’t scrounge up the money in time.

    As he said in the “Familiar Expressions” section of the “Back in Town” HBO special, I consider it a lost opportunity.

    I always loved his take on the intersection of politics and religion best. Especially when he went on Keith Olbermann’s show and used the phrase “Professional Christians.”

  15. 15 JJ Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Oh, yeah! I’m watching Olbermann’s show with Carlin on another tab.
    😆 😆

  16. 16 mouthyorange Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    JJ, I definitely think you should volunteer. You and your critters would be ideal.

  17. 17 hemmingforddogblog Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Mouthy. Don’t laugh! The Rapture Index is 163!!! Time is running out. Who will take care of your pets?

    Does this mean that Christians should not be owning pets? Only atheists?

  18. 18 Dr. Prole Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 6:54 am

    JAB, yeah I always thought of Carlin as Uncle George. 🙂

  19. 19 mouthyorange Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Oh, hell, SQ, I’ll just reincarnate and take care of them myself. I’ll just need someone to spot for me until I return.

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