The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that it didn’t support the proposed Republican replacement plan for Obamacare — which I’ve taken to calling the Unaffordable WealthCare Plan.
Now, before we laud the AMA, let’s remember the AMA is part of the reason we’re in this mess to begin with. There were several times in this country’s history when we could’ve had a universal healthcare system — Teddy Roosevelt strongly supported one back in the 1910s, FDR supported one in the 1930s, and Truman supported one in the 1940s.
The Truman-supported plan in particular faced stiff resistance from the AMA, who called it “socialized medicine.” Since Republicans were in control of congress at the time, they were in no mood for socialized anything. They shot it down, thus starting their long tradition of attempting to make up for every good thing they did during the Civil War and Reconstruction, which would ultimately culminate with Donald Trump.
While the AMA appears to have learned, Republicans today are arguably less intelligent today than they were back then, as demonstrated by the right-wingers who are tripping all over themselves to defend a Republican bill that’s going to harm them — or attack it because it’s not austere enough for their sadomasochistic tastes:
I love the “Wake up Sheeple!” Nothing says “Don’t take me seriously” like a good sheeple reference.
Compassionate conservatism, everyone!
I have no idea what this has to do with the discussion, but it was there anyway. The hyper-religious are weird.
Then there’s this guy on twitter:
— Dr. Roy Stoller (@DrRoyStoller) March 8, 2017
Reliability, thy name is the Blaze. Unless, of course, you occupy a spot in objective reality — but finding a Republican who does that is a bit like finding a unicorn.