Like DougJ, I, too, fell off the wagon and I’ve been reading Sullivan more since he came back from his eleventy-third vacation this year to come back and cheer austerity, and not to step on DougJ’s post, but when I read that the following comment:
I am more surprised at the cheering of someone dying because he couldn’t afford intensive care. Yes, the GOP is now not only cheering executions; they are cheering people dying because thay cannot afford any health insurance. Cheering death by poverty. “Yeah!” came the cry at the thought of a twentysomething dying because he didn’t have insurance. I didn’t think I could be more shocked by the instincts of those in the Republican base, but I just was.
The first thing I thought was when reading that is if Margaret Cho or Susan Sarandon or Alan Grayson or Paul Krugman or some random DKOS diarist or some other dirty fucking hippy who isn’t deemed serious enough to break bread and share brie with Friedman and Brooks at the Aspen Institute had said that, he’d be screeching about a Moore award.
Remember what he thought was beyond the pale just a few months ago:
“This [Ryan] plan would literally be a death trap for seniors,” – incoming DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Now Sullivan is shocked (SHOCKED!) that the GOP is actually cheering death by poverty. Hoocoodanode?
The next time he gets an itchy trigger finger and stumbles to the fainting couch, maybe he should give himself the smelling salts before he posts? And maybe he should realize all the “serious” proposals he is giving the kiss on the lips with a little tongue, like the Ryan plan, do precisely what he now has the vapors about.