Mitt said this last night on 60 minutes and it’s getting some play:
Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”
There’s nothing new here. Other than demanding an immediate repeal of Obamacare, this is the sum total of the current Republican position on health care. Mitt showed that he’s in touch with the poors by saying “apartment” instead of “house”, but otherwise it’s been the same line since Bush’s first term.
We had an election four years ago where the winning candidate promised healthcare reform, he and his party delivered something far from perfect but a hell of a lot better than what we have now, and this is the Republican response. Strip away the flat-out lies like death panels, the false outrage at the massive loss of freedom caused by the mandate and the right-to-life hyperventilation about contraception, and this is what’s left. Go to a fucking emergency room if you’re dying.
Also, too: Romney has less money than Obama and he’s not going to be raising a lot more from the maxed-out rich people who fund his campaign.