Fred Barnes: Obama Wants to Kill Classically Trained Actresses!
Fine, that’s unfair, but this is a jarring paragraph from Barnes’s editorial on how Republicans can “defeat Obamacare.”
Obama’s liberal reforms… would only be a short step to a Canadian-style, single payer system run by bureaucrats in Washington. It’s worth noting how Canadian health care failed to save the life of actress Natasha Richardson after a recent ski accident. The nearby hospital had no scanning equipment or neurosurgeon, and there was no helicopter to fly her to a trauma center. By the time she arrived at one, she was brain dead. Why wasn’t proper treatment and equipment at hand? Government had decided not to pay for them.
This is a popular argument on the right, but as far as its political effectiveness for Republicans? We’ve come a long way since the Kristol memo.