Remember that uplifting moment in Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party Express debate when they were talking about health care?
Wolf Blitzer posed a hypothetical question to Ron Paul about whether an uninsured 30-year-old working man in coma should be treated.
“What he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself,” Paul responded, adding, “That’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risk. This whole idea that you have to compare and take care of everybody . . . ”
(That’s from Scripture, Rep. Paul – brother’s keeper, Good Samaritan, love thy neighbor, that sort of thing.)
And the audience erupts into cheers.
Then Blitzer asked him, “Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?”
At which point some of the audience members shouted “Yeah!”
Well, Daily Kos has posted a rejoinder to that outburst that is profoundly affecting:
UPDATE – And MoveOn has added video of Ms. Grigsby:
Right, take that, you ignorant jerks. Perhaps we’ll throw a party when one of you is in the ER or the ICU.
Oh, and in another, even more ironic, true story, Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign manager, Kent Snyder, also passed away uninsured – Kent Snyder RIP