Bernie Sanders Says TrumpCare is Worse Than 9/11. But He Hates 'Extreme Rhetoric'...
Remember when a Bernie Sanders supporter tried assassinating Republicans over what he heard from leftists over the health care bill (see NARRATIVE BUSTED: Steve Scalise Shooter is James T. Hodgkinson, a Socialist Bernie Lover and George Takei, MSNBC Trashed Steve Scalise. While He Was in Critical Condition)? Because here is the Vermont Senator claiming #TrumpCare is worse than 9/11...
If 23 million Americans were to be thrown off the insurance they currently have, which is what the House [GOP] bill would do, up to 28,000 Americans every single year could die. That is nine times more than the tragic losses of we suffered on 9/11, every single year.
Okay, so Bernie wanted to use some numbers to demonstrate a point. Fine. He's free to do and say as he pleases. First Amendment being what it is. Meanwhile, Democrats accuse conservatives of "dog-whistling," while Bernie Sanders just compared a new healthcare law to an act of terrorism. Cute.
So let's break down the actual words the Bird Brain used. 23 million Americans aren't going to be "thrown off" insurance. They're going to CHOOSE not to have insurance due to the high costs of said insurance. ObamaCare has pushed premiums and deductibles past affordability into luxury item territory. So when Bernie Sanders crows about "healthcare being a fundamental right" he employs all the sincerity of a palm reader offering portfolio advice. When you make your reading appointment, request Bernie's new lake house. I'm sure it's lovely this time of year.
Reminder: Charlie Gard, a baby in the United Kingdom, was sentenced to death by a judge. That's what national healthcare actually is. So when Bernie compares TrumpCare to an act of terrorism, while casually ignoring current, real-life ramifications of a national healthcare system in a first world nation, I have difficulty taking that person seriously. One might say he's deflecting a bit, no?
As a sane person (or semi-sane at least) I understand Bernie was trying to illustrate a number. But his choosing of 9/11 specifically seems like a dog-whistle cue: Republicans are committing terrorism on Americans by repealing ObamaCare. They must be stopped.
But it's conservatives who're extreme. Okay.