Conservative lunacy

by Richard on June 29, 2012

I understand a measure of disappointment from the Republicans following the US Supreme Court’s ruling on ‘Obamacare’. Suggesting armed rebellion is perhaps taking that disappointment a bit far.

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Kim 06.29.12 at 4:59 pm

According to a recent poll, 19% of Republicans think Obama is a Muslim. That should make mustering a militia easier.

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Mark Byron 06.30.12 at 3:22 am

Armed rebellion or a 1% tax for not buying health insurance? Count me in for the latter, and I’m one of the house conservatives in the comment section. The Patrick Henry line wasn’t “give me lower taxes or give me death.”

It will solve some problems getting health care to the working poor but slow up the economy some in the process. That’s far from worth going to war for to stop.

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Pam 06.30.12 at 11:19 pm

I don’t know much about US politics (thankfully perhaps). The political scene in Australia lately has been taking much of my attention. From what I can gather, conservative Catholic bishops had some qualms about the package. Never a big fan of conservative Catholics though! Armed rebellion is never acceptable - except when one’s life is being threatened or there is a perception of life being threatened. Situations can arise in people’s lives where that is the situation.

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Mark Byron 07.01.12 at 2:49 pm

The Catholics aren’t opposed to the plan per se but are up in arms about having to provide contraception services which run counter to church teaching. Under the currently-written regs, churches proper have conscience waivers, but not church charities like hospitals and schools.

That’s gotten even moderate Catholics hot and bothered and have evangelical theocons, who don’t have the same qualms on contraception to come along side in defense of the Catholic’s liberties.

Catholics as a whole were mildly supportive of the plan proper, but weren’t expecting those contraception mandates.

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