USA Today must have been desperate for articles today, or they’re just another media outlet that’s willing to fall victim to the outrage train.
Ok, I’ll give them the fact that it’s despicable for authorities to end up grabbing disabled people out of their wheelchairs over a protest.
As for the rest of it, well…
Sure, there are conservatives out there who would like nothing more than to totally dismantle Medicaid. Most of them are not holding office right now in Congress.
That means the few who really want to do it, and happen to be able to vote on the issue, are in a severe minority on the Hill. It’s political suicide, because one other thing that was right in that particular rant (it’s not an article), is that most Americans really don’t want to hurt people who really need the services provided by Medicaid.
But, I digress.
Yes, opinion contributor Jason Sattler did suggest that the deep cuts to Medicaid that are on the wish list of a select few members of Congress are somehow related to the pro-life movement?
Uh, talk about conflating issues?
Also, Sattler is making me about as angry as the kitty here, since he’s literally forcing me into a corner where I have to (almost) defend the pro-life movement. (I mean beyond defending their right to have their say.)
This rant was just going after the “feels” of course, so why not bring up the idea that the pro-life movement has often painted itself into a corner where it appears like it doesn’t really care about what happens to human beings after they’re born?
Anyway, it doesn’t make much difference anyway, since the health care “repeal, reform, rinse, repeat” maneuvering seems to have stalled.