Friday, December 18, 2009

GOP Seeks Divine Intervention To Defeat Health Insurance Reform

Rachel Maddow, on her Dec. 17, 2009 broadcast, highlighted the GOP's latest attempt to defeat health insurace reform: divine interverntion.  Participating in an online PrayerCast, Senators Jim DeMint (South Carolina) and Sam Brownback (Kansas) along with Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann joined a number of Christian leaders in praying that health care reform will be defeated.

During the PrayerCast, DeMint said:  "If we have the government making decisions about the most personal and private part of our lives, it's so naive to think that that coverage is not going to include a number of things that cause people of faith a lot of heartburn, whether it's funding abortions, whether it's rationing care, whether it's funding medical marijuana, whether it's euthanasia."

Maddow added that none of this is in the health insurance reform bill in the Senate. More to the point however, is the apparently ignored question: Who Would Jesus Insure? Would he keep the least of us uninsured and suffering, and even dying?

One of the commenters at Raw Story had an interesting question:
I don't understand..... somebody please explain to me WHY these peoples "God" would allow such heartache for the average American and condone the greed on Wallstreet and condone the greed, death and destruction of war while condemning abortion, and condone these government officials to speak in his name for profit over healthcare for babies already born. Somebody please explain this to me....
To this, there came an excellent response:
because if you pray hard enough, and lead a good Christian life, you won't get sick and need healthcare. If you do get sick, well obviously your a demon-possessed sinner. Or liberal. Or both.
Although that may seem simply sarcastic, it's actually true, at least from a Calvinist point of view.  If you are a good Christian, you won't suffer.  If you suffer, you deserve.  That's a very simplistic intepretation, but it's quite often the one the extreme right wing Conservative movement takes.

Watch the video:
Ads by AdGenta.com

26 comments:

Medical Insurance said...

When you are looking for health insurance or a private medical insurance plan, to ensure you get the best possible cover for all the major medical conditions and cancer it is important to consult with a specialist health insurance intermediary.

memory stick said...

GOP wants to kill health reform by the gods intervention Prominent Republicans in Congress have turned to Christian activists Lou Engle will help to God on their side in their campaign to defeat the reform of health care.

Mykalai Kontilai said...

The most interesting point I like about this post is More to the point however, is the apparently ignored question: Who Would Jesus Insure
?

Dave Bloom said...

Great idea this, this site has really been an eye opener. What you wrote is great advice any way that you look at it.

Bob Blumenscheid said...

Health insurance, like other forms of insurance, is a form of collectivism by means of which people collectively pool their risk, in this case the risk of incurring medical expenses.

business financing loan said...

I don't understand..... somebody please explain to me WHY these peoples "God" would allow such heartache for the average American.

sell mobile phones said...

I think it is really blind faith that if you are a good Christian, you won't suffer.

Bathtubs said...

It's so naive to think that that coverage is not going to include a number of things that cause people of faith a lot of heartburn.

Cy Cabradilla said...

I really enjoyed the article. Its always nice when you read something that is not only informative but entertaining....

Claudia Cassar said...

I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the latest stuff you post.

Designussion said...

It's so naive to think that that coverage is not going to include a number of things that cause people of faith a lot of heartburn.

designussion.com said...

Christian leaders in praying that health care reform will ... Maddow added that none of this is in the health insurance reform bill in the Senate..

Capital Gold Group said...

Somebody can explain that why these peoples "God" would allow such heartache for the average American.

Peter Daboll said...

This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality Well if you are finding for health insurance or a private medical insurance plan, to ensure you get the best possible cover for all the major medical conditions and cancer..Thanks, great share.

Gatehouse Academy Reviews said...

What you wrote is great advice any way that you look at it. I think it is really blind faith.eni

Sue Dacey said...

If there was a devine intervention for the GOP it whould involve the rich in it being dragged to hell by legions of the damned. Thanks

Gatehouse Academy Reviews said...

I have an interesting question regarding Raw Story :"Who Would Jesus Insure?"

Home Foreclosure Search said...

Would you are finding for health insurance or a private medical insurance plan? be ensure you get the best possible cover for all the major medical conditions and cancer..

David Dack said...

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon

Gatehouse Academy Reviews said...

Michele Bachmann joined a no. of Christian leaders in hope that health care reform will be defeated.

Northwest Indiana Chevy said...

Christian leaders in praying that health care reform will ... Maddow added that none of this is in the health insurance reform bill in the Senate..

Roberts Cottages 20 said...

I definitely loved every little bit of it.I have you bookmarked your site to check out the latest stuff you post.

Itcanhappen4u2 said...

Its always nice when you read something that is not only informative but entertaining...

Danny DeMichele Photos said...

It's rationing care, whether it's funding medical marijuana, whether it's euthanasia.

Cross Country Home Services said...

Maddow added that none of this is in the health insurance reform bill in the Senate.

essay papers said...

You know both Hawaii and Massachusetts have implemented some incremental reforms in health care, but neither state has complete coverage of its citizens