Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Why do Republicans let sick Americans die just to avoid a legislative victory for President Obama?

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The Republican Party claims to represent religious America. But when it comes to healthcare - the two couldn't be farther apart. As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear arguments on Obamacare - a broad coalition of religious groups in America filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the high court in support of Obamacare.
From Methodists to Presbyterians to Catholics - several different denominations are represented in the brief - putting them at odds with nearly every single Republican in Congress and on the campaign trail who have vowed to repeal the President' health reform law. Considering that the bible calls for the weak and needy to be rescued - and the Pope recently declared healthcare was a "inalienable right" - it's no surprise that religious organizations are lining up in favor of Obamacare.
What is surprising - and tragic - is that Republicans would rather let sick Americans die than give President Obama a legislative victory.
(Why do you think this is? Tell us here.)

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