Racism & selfishness driving outrage at government health help for the needy

Florida urologist Dr. Jack Cassell posted a sign on his office telling patients, “If you voted for Obama… seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years.”

Why is Dr. Cassell so outraged by this (lame, marginally beneficial) healthcare reform? Even he doesn’t know:

Cassell: Well I think that they’re cutting all supportive care, like nursing homes, ambulance services…

Colmes: What do you mean they’re cutting nursing homes?

Cassell: They’re cutting nursing home reimbursements.

Colmes: Isn’t what they’re cutting under the Medicare plan what was really double dipping; they were getting credits and they were getting to deduct them at the same time.

Cassell: Well you know, I can’t tell you exactly what the deal is.

Colmes: If you can’t tell us exactly what the deal is, why are you opposing it and fighting against it?

Cassell: I’m not the guy who wrote the plan.

Colmes: But if you don’t know what the deal is why are you speaking out against something you don’t know what the deal is?

Cassell: What I get online, just like any other American. What I’m supposed to understand about the bill should be available to me.

Colmes: It is. It’s been online for a long time. It’s also been all over the media.

Tea Party anger at this healthcare plan has nothing to do with the plan itself and everything to do with the (black/Hispanic, poor) people it will disproportionately benefit and the (black, “elitist”) president and the (gay, black, Hispanic, Jewish, and female) Democratic Congressmen who passed it.

I opposed the plan for accomplishing too little while giving away far too much to pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and health insurance companies. Mine are substantive objections. Many Republican opponents of the bill seem to have no idea what’s in it, reinforcing my previous post, “They’re only "welfare queens” if they’re black".

It’s even worse than racism and selfishness. It’s hypocrisy too because many Tea Partiers profess to be deeply religious Christians yet are acting most un-Christlike:

Jesus will say to those on His right hand, “Come, enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me.” Then Jesus will turn to those on His left hand and say, “Depart from me because I was hungry and you did not feed me, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink, I was sick and you did not visit me.” These will ask Him, “When did we see You hungry, or thirsty or sick and did not come to Your help?” And Jesus will answer them, “Whatever you neglected to do unto one of these least of these, you neglected to do unto Me!” — Mother Teresa

Posted by James on Monday, April 05, 2010