Earlier, I speculated that the shrieking “I’m scared!” lady couldn’t possibly be that afraid of healthcare reform. But then again, if she believes all of the lies from the corporate organizers of the tea party disruptions, maybe she really is. Like this whopper, for example:
Patients First is a project of Americans for Prosperity–one of the key conservative interests groups helping to organize the town hall protests we’ve been covering. The speaker repeats the debunked conservative canard that Democratic health care reform will mandate physician assisted suicide. “Adolf Hitler issued six million end of life orders–he called his program the final solution. I kind of wonder what we’re going to call ours.”
Yes, that’s right. Healthcare reform is the Holocaust! The Holocaust! In other words, legislation that will allow people with preexisting conditions to buy coverage and will generally make health insurance affordable, portable and reliable — that’s like the extermination of the Jews by Nazi Germany. Not similar — exactly like it.
Uh-huh. That’s like suggesting that adorable baby orangutans are actually incubus demons.