Ed Schultz takes Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich to task for some of their recent comments at the wingnut so called Values Voters Summit last week. Here's what Huckabee had to say about people with pre-existing conditions.
It sounds so good, and it’s such a warm message to say we’re not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition. Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, “I’d like to buy some insurance for my house.” He’d say, “Tell me about your house.” “Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I’d like to insure it today.” And he’ll say “I’m sorry, but we can’t insure it after it’s already burned.” Well, no preexisting conditions.”
And here's Gingrich:
GINGRICH: When Secretary Sebelius said the other day she would punish insurance companies that told the truth about the cost of Obamacare, she was behaving exactly in the spirit of the Soviet tyranny. And if she’s going to represent left-wing thought police about Obamacare, she should be forced to resign by the new Congress.
This idea that we the people have to tolerate some bureaucrat being paid with our taxes to dictate free speech to us should end in January by the Republican Congress zeroing out her office and explaining that they would be glad to pay for it when someone is there who recognizes the rights of the American people.
Ed followed with some rah-rahing for the health care bill and insisting that Democrats shouldn't be running away from the issue this election cycle. I can understand why any of them that wanted single payer are going to have a hard time defending this weak tea that got passed instead. But as I've said all along, Republicans aren't going to do anything to improve it if they get back in charge. They'll either repeal or de-fund it and make it worse. They have absolutely no interest in doing anything to help anyone but the rich in the United States. And like Mike Huckabee who claims to be a religious man, they don't who care who dies while they play politics.
And the fact that crazy Newt Gingrich still has as much influence over Republican policy making and is considered credible by the party tells you about all you need to know about. The wingnuts have completely taken over the party.