Andrew Sullivan calls on the Tea Party to show some real patriotism:
On healthcare, the GOP calls all attempts to cut Medicare costs in the rhetoric of death panels, while insisting that they are the party of fiscal restraint. I wonder, by the way, what percentage of Tea Partiers are in Medicare. If they really want to cut spending, how about their own? Or is that kind of patriotism only for the “unreal” Americans?
Conservatives always want cuts, but never to programs that help them. If they were serious about debt and overbearing government, conservatives would refuse to send their kids to public schools, refuse medicare/medicaid, and never, ever take unemployment benefits.
That is unless they can’t afford private schools, can’t afford their medical bills, or lose their jobs. Then socialism is ok (as long as you don’t call it that of course).
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.