Friday, August 14, 2009

John Culberson: “Medicare Is Not Socialism . . .It’s Old”

Lawrence O’Donnell, in subbing for Chris Matthews on his MSNBC news program “Hardball,” launched a tirade today at Texas Congressman John Culberson who smelled the trap that O’Donnell tripped Specter Shouter Katy Abram when he sandbagged this poor witless woman with his question about whether she would like to see Medicare and Social Security, two socialist programs, and the former a single-payer government-run health care system., repealed Following the logical argument O’Donnell made, Abram allowed that she favors repeal of Medicare and Social Security.

A day later, Culberson, however, tried to edge around the same arguments that O’Donnell made to Abram, refusing to answer a simple yes or no question about whether he would have voted for Medicare in 1965.

He wouldn’t say.

But the browbeating continued and flustered Culberson finally allowed that Medicare is not socialism because it is “old”.

Old things, according to Culberson, are not socialistic.

He finally caved and admitted that he would have voted for Medicare.

Logically, putting Culberson in the paradoxical position of being in favor of a single-payer government run health care system (Medicare) before he was against it (“Obamacare”).


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