Pretend you’re a Republican member of Congress.
You’ve spent the past nine months doing your damnest to make sure 47 million Americans can’t get access to healthcare.
First you justified your obstructionism by saying that a healthcare reform amounted to socialized medicine. You fought tooth and nail against any kind of public option. You fought with every fiber of your conservative soul against expansion of Medicare. And you won.
After you’d won that point, you justified your continued obstructionism by saying that healthcare reform would in essence “kill babies” by providing public funded access to abortion. You spread propaganda to convince the population that healthcare reform would turn grandma and poor handicapped Trig Palin into Soylent Green. And you succeeded yet again by manipulating public fear and instilling hysteria over non issues so that your pals in the insurance industry wouldn’t have to cover hospice and end of life counseling. Well done, really.
And then, of course, you played your trump card: Healthcare reform costs too much. If we allow every American access to healthcare, we’ll ruin it for everybody. We’ll go bankrupt taking care of the freeloaders. You want healthcare? Then get a real job, hippies. Right?
So here’s the question, now that you’ve made sure that not one dollar of my money goes to pay for an abortion, or end of life care and counseling (and really, thank you for that, People like my father-in-law can now die without access to counseling or end of life care or advice on a living will, afraid, confused, angry – as any real American should) and now that the Congressional Budget Office has shown that the current version of the bill is projected to actually reduce the Federal Deficit by $138 Billion over the next decade how do you justify your continued opposition?
A) Glenn Beck said we don’t need no stinking healthcare reform, and we don’t like to make Glenn angry
B) Healthcare reform will give illegal alien homosexual atheist terrorists free pap smears and that makes Jesus cry
C) Barrack HUSSEIN!! Obama. Duh! Terrorists will win!
D) write in your own answer: ________________________
Think carefully. As always, the correct response grants you access to the bunker and rationed use of the First Aid kit when the Zombie Apocalypse comes. The wrong answer means that you’re already infected and you’re wandering the countryside in search of an actual brain.