Hot Air has found another duly elected official who is too ignorant to be allowed to write legislation. As Joe Scarborough interviewed him on MSNBC yesterday Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) explained exactly what he meant by “Public Option.” And yep, it’s just exactly what we thought: socialized medicine for all – with the exception of Congress and other high ranking elected officials and bureaucrats.
At one point in the interview Rep Weiner repeatedly contends that health care is not a commodity, to which Ed Morrissey responds:
Apparently Rep Anthony Weiner is also too stupid to keep his yap shut about the real desires of the progressive left. But he certainly provides a handy response for complaints from the left questioning why right wing nut balls refer to Obama as a socialist. I’m personally more inclined to call them Collectivists or Marxists now.
Jonah Goldberg has an interesting take on calling a spade a spade in his article at NRO:
And if you are strong of heart and curious about how such a benign thing as “health care for all” could lead rabid conservatives to proclaim the existence of “death panels,” you must read Dr. Sanity’s “Not N.I.C.E.” post. The mere mention of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) should be enough to make your blood run cold. His scholarly article, "Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions" might just stop it from circulating all together.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.