– Charlie Rangel: “Cult” Tea Party Push To Repeal Obamacare Is Sign of Mental Illness (Last Resistance, Jan 1, 2014):
Charlie Rangel is the 83-year-old Democrat Congressman from New York. He said that tea partiers must be sick in the head for wanting to “take down the country” by repealing Obamacare. I mean, who in their right mind would want to repeal a law that’s yielded one success story after another?
“I understand Democrats, and I used to understand Republicans. There is something going on in this country that I don’t understand and that’s the Tea Party. I have never met or dealt with politicians that don’t mind losing, that don’t mind taking down their party, the Republican Party, or their speaker or the country – or the president or the party for that matter. And so, politics is changing for me at this late age, to have to deal with a cult-type of group of people…
“When a handful of people can control a larger number of people, to repeal a law that has been passed by the House, the Senate, and declared constitutional by the courts – and they campaign on the issue that it should be repealed – this is past Civics 101. This is illness.”
Only a mentally healthy person would want government to intervene in everyone’s lives from cradle to grave. That’s “normal.” Only one of sound mind would be OK with government taking over the “health” and insurance industry, causing costs to skyrocket and quality to sour, because that is good and fair for us and our country. Any attempt to curtail the growth or involvement of government is a sign of mental illness.
Liberals in both major parties have to adopt this sort of talk, because they feel their hegemony being threatened. When the time is right, they’ll put us all in front of a compassionate death panel to decide if our “mental illness” is worth treating or if we should just be put out of our misery.