Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chuck Norris Has A New Profession, Selling BS

Playing an action hero is no longer paying the bills nor apparently is being a Mike Huckabee supporter so Chuck Norris seems to have decided on his next profession, being a voice for the Religious Right. His latest screed feeds the fearmongering that is the SOP for the wingnut right.

What if Mother Mary Had Obamacare?

The purpose of the Norris post is obviously to play on the faithful's fears by telling us that if "Obamacare" had existed when the unwed Mary had been pregnant, taxpayer funds could have paid for the abortion of the Christian Messiah.
What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind if their parents had been as progressive as Washington's wise men and women! Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?
Of course putting aside the fact that the supposed homeland of Jesus already has government funded health care much more socilalized than anything proposed here including abortions in some cases, and since Norris doesn't seem to have any problems playing around with what ifs...

What if "Obamacare" had been around when Mary was pregnant? Would she have been forced to give birth in a filthy stable without benefit of a doctor or any prenatal care? And considering the high infant mortality rate in pre-Obamacare biblical times, how many potentially great individuals actually did die from the lack of availability to proper health care? (inadequate as it was back then)

All in all I would think it is quite fortunate that he he made it to adulthood at all.

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