While we all live on the same planet, many times, it seems as if progressives and conservatives live in completely different worlds. There are times where I struggle trying to understand the asinine “logic” many on the right use to justify their ignorance, hate, paranoia, bigotry, racism, and fear.
After all, these are the “fiscal conservatives” who elect presidents who never balance the budget; are “pro-life” while enthusiastically supporting the death penalty and war; and claim to be “Christians” while supporting policies that are the antithesis of actual Christian values.
Then again, these are also the same people who thought a neurotic, egotistical, self-proclaimed billionaire who was raised by a wealthy family in New York and has probably never done any sort of “blue-collar” work in his life is somehow not an elitist, and understands the struggles of ordinary Americans.
Over the years, I’ve heard people on the right say a lot of really stupid things, though few have come close to what I heard Wednesday when Fox News host Kennedy Montgomery tried defending Trumpcare stripping health care away from 22 million people by saying — and this is not a joke — “we’re all going to die.”
“You know what, at least they are not employing any hyperbole at all. No exaggeration, no hysteria,” Montgomery said. “You know what the crazy thing is? We’re all going to die. And they can’t predict — there’s no way unless they are absolutely psychic and have a party line to heaven, they don’t know who’s going to die or when or how many people.”
This is how pathetic things have become for people on the right. Many of them have given up even trying to sell Trumpcare as a health care law that would provide cheaper, better coverage for more Americans.
Just ask Paul Ryan who actually tried to sell people having the choice to live or die as a good thing. Not that the GOP’s plans for health care are going to make it easier for Americans to get insurance, just that people will no longer have a mandate that they must purchase it.
The truth is, conservatives don’t even know how to sell Trumpcare as something good — because they can’t. This is a terrible bill that’s not going to do anything to improve health care, make premiums more affordable, or lead to more Americans being covered. It’s nothing more than a massive tax cut for the rich, and a direct assault on Medicaid, poorly disguised as a “health care bill.”
But even as awful as Ryan’s pathetic pitch to sell his party’s disastrous plan for health care was, it doesn’t come close to the idiocy Montgomery displayed on Wednesday. To sit there and claim that we shouldn’t worry about people dying because of the GOP’s plan for health care, because we’re all going to die — and nobody can say for certain when that will happen for any of us.
That’s level of stupidity that really doesn’t need to be broken down all that much — because it speaks for itself.
Watch her comments below via Fox News: