Sunday, April 19, 2015

They Can't Even Keep Their Stupidity Semi-Lucid Anymore....

Sometimes the right's assholery is just so mind numbing stupid (see pic at top of post) that to deride it would be the equivalent of shooting dead fish in a barrel.


SUBMITTED BY Brian Tashman on Friday, 4/17/2015 3:55 pm
Rep. David Brat, R-Va., took issue with a PolitiFact post that rated a recent anti-Obamacare statement he made as “false,” telling conservative talk show host Lars Larson at yesterday’s “Hold Their Feet To The Fire” conference that the Affordable Care Act represents a severe threat to the country.
Brat said that Obamacare, which Larson inaccurately referred to as “a health care system run by government,” will move America away from a free market system. He pointed to the two Koreas as an example of the dangers of such policies: “Look at every country in the world. Look at North Korea and South Korea. It’s the same culture, it’s the same people, look at a map at night, one of the countries is not lit, there’s no lights, and the bottom free-market country, all Koreans, is lit up. So you make your bet on which country you want to be, you want to go free market.”
“We have poverty on the rise because we’re moving away from free markets,” he said.

Here is just how headache inducing asinine that this Republican David Brat, and the audience of drooling goobers that he is targeting with this bullshit, truly are .... he cites South Korea as a shining, "lit up" free market paradise as his example as to why the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), which is NOT a government run healthcare system, is a "severe threat to the country."

Except someone neglected to inform Congresscritter Brat that South Korea has a law-mandated, national healthcare system which is funded by compulsory contributions from ALL of it's citizens, non-citizen residents, and government subsidies.

So if any conservative out there can coherently and definitively explain to The Gadfly how it can be that Obamacare can be designated a "severe threat" to the free market in America, and yet an infinitely more comprehensive, truly government run system in the nation of South Korea can be held up as a stellar example of free market purity ---- well, The Gadfly is all fucking ears.

Oh -- and lastly Congressman Brat -- no, poverty most certainly is not "on the rise because we're moving away from free markets."  Poverty is on the rise because bought and paid for politicians like yourself are performing the shameful, conniving bidding of the oligarchs, Wall Street, and the corporate tax evaders by enacting legislation which has the sum effect of accelerating the ever widening wealth inequality gap, shipping good paying, good benefits jobs overseas in order to fatten the wallets of the investor class, coddling Wall Street's thieving criminality, and shoveling the working middle class's hard earned tax dollars in to the gaping maw of the military industrial complex and their bloated war machine coffers.

But if you try to have this conversation with right wingers, their eyes just glaze over and they stick their fingers in their ears and begin chanting their childish mantra .... Kenyan Muslim!  No birth certificate!  Terrorist appeaser!  Jeremiah Wright!  Socialist tyranny! .... and The Gadfly knows this by personal experience for it was just such reactions to his efforts at having rational debates with conservatives which eventually led The Gadfly to abandon any pretense for the prospect that dealing with such hopelessly ignorant human beings had so much as a popsicle's chance in hell of producing some beneficial result.  Ultimately though, giving up on that hope freed The Gadfly's conscience and allowed him to channel his energy in to the noble avocation of destroying modern-day American conservatism and the assholes who practice it -- and for the present time being, The Gadfly toils at that lonely undertaking gladly and with nary an ounce of regret.


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