Rick Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy
The candidate’s tax returns reveal staggering medical bills that would bankrupt many Americans—yet Santorum wants to roll back programs that would help families like his.
During a recent interview with Glenn Beck, Rick and Karen Santorum suggested that the Obama administration’s health care reform law would harm people with disabilities, like their three-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare and usually fatal genetic disorder. In fact, it was because of President Obama’s health care overhaul, they said, that the former Pennsylvania senator decided to seek the presidency. “We have as you know a little angel, little Bella, special-needs little girl, and when Obamacare passed, that was it, that put the fire in my belly,” Karen said. Rick added that Obama’s Affordable Care Act is “all about the usefulness of the person to society, instead of the dignity of every human life and the opportunity for people who love and care for people to give them the best possibility to have the best possible life.” Yet, even as the Santorums bash Obamacare, their own family story—which includes staggering medical bills that would bankrupt many American families—makes the case for the health care policies that they vigorously oppose.
Does this guy even understand the words that are coming out of his mouth? Everything he says is the exact opposite of what he does/has done. From health care for his family to the abortion his wife had to the public education he took advantage of that he now wants to cut. This guy lives in fucking Bizzaro world.
In Niven and Pournell’s Inferno (based on Dante’s of course), in the bottom layer of hell, the layer of traitors, who are frozen into the ice, there are two politicians. One, the Democrat, was publicly against nuclear power plants, even though he acknowledged they were needed, and the other, a Republican, voted for the plants, even though he thought they were unsafe and needed more study. There frozen into the ice, just before you get to Satan, because they were traitors to themselves.