autism, angle and audacity

To be clear, I tuned them out a long time ago. I get enough crazy poured into my ear every day at work; why spend my free time listening to right wing static for signs of intelligent life? There’s plenty of people out there looking for the signal and when they find it I’m sure they’ll let me know. It was one of them who sent me this little gem regarding Sharron Angle and her husband receiving government health benefits, which is obviously hypocritical and whatnot, but it was the mention of her attacking mandated coverage for autism that jumped out at me. A quick search revealed this:

“Take off the mandates for coverage in the state of Nevada and all over the United States,” Angle said. “But here you know what I’m talking about. You’re paying for things you don’t even need. They just passed the latest one, is everything that they want to throw at us now is covered under autism,” she said, using her fingers to make quotes in the air while she said the word ‘autism.’ “So that’s a mandate that you have to pay for. How about maternity leave, I’m not going to have any more babies, but I sure get to pay for it on my insurance. So those are the things we want to get rid of.”

Here’s the video so there’s no question of context:

It’s funny how the right wing likes to have it both ways. The Mama Grizzly pretends to be the protector of disabled children and the elderly from the socialist Death Panels, yet the agenda of the right wing is demonstrably hostile to the infirm, afflicted, and helpless among us. To be sure, we are all hypocrites who try to have it all, but the audacious blindness of the willfully ignorant is special, to say the least.

One Response to “autism, angle and audacity”

  1. Angle and her ilk have forgotten about this little process called logic. Perhaps they never possessed the ability to employ this process. I’m not really sure. The only thing that I am certain of is that if I were ever in the same room as Angle, Palin, or Bachmann, I might end up in handcuffs.

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