On the same show of Face the Nation where U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann claimed that some parts of the private economy are not parts of the private economy, Senator Jim DeMint appeared to inform the world that the health care reform legislation just passed by congressional Democrats “mocks Americans”.
How does health care reform mock Americans? I just so happened to walk by the dressing room for recently passed legislation at the Library of Congress the other day, and overheard the following comments:
“Those Americans are so healthy now, they think their shit don’t stink!”
“Anyone can be healthy. It takes style to get sick!”
“Americans these days are a bunch of scaredy cats, needing reliable medical insurance. Oooh, watch out! Cancer’s gonna get you!”
“Is baby feeling sick and sniffly? Go to the doctor, baby!”
“Oh poor me! I have muscular dystrophy! I need medicine!”
See? Jim DeMint was telling the truth. Health care reform does indeed mock Americans, and our obsession with being healthy. Isn’t it just humiliating?