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Alter: Electing Romney = Many More Deaths

From Jonathan Alter’s appearance on MSNBC’s "Ed Show" last night:

(8 minutes into the clip:)

ED SCHULTZ: Jonathan Alter, I want to ask you, did the situation [i.e, the Soptic ad] damage the Romney camp with conservatives?

That is, did it do its job and help suppress the blue collar white vote?

JONATHAN ALTER: You know, I think it did, because the conservatives want Romney to retreat all the way from what he did in Massachusetts, which was the model for Obamacare. Remember, the House of Representatives has repealed Obamacare 31 times. If Mitt Romney is elected president, they will repeal it, and he will sign that repeal on the first day of his presidency, in the first week of his presidency, as he has pledged.

It’s actually great for Romney to have this confirmation from such a renowned liberal. Some conservatives still have their doubts.

And I wish the debate would move from this ad and that ad and you know, what did Stephanie Cutter know and when did she know it about Joe Soptic and what was the timeline of when Romney left Bain and all those idiotic questions that the press is obsessing on and instead what the press should be focused on is: what are the consequences of repeal of Obamacare. And the consequences, as Mike [Kinsley] just indicated, are death.

Notice that this supposed journalist wants to move past the blatant lies from the Obama campaign, and move on to bigger and better lies.

Repeal equals death. People will die in the United States if Obamacare is repealed. That is not an exaggeration. That is not crying fire. It’s a simple fact. If you have pre-existing conditions and you are thrown off of health insurance, or if you get sick after you or your husband — spouse, loses their job, you’re not going to go to the doctor as soon, your cancer or whatever disease is not going to be caught as quickly, and your odds of dying are much, much increased. So Obamacare will save literally thousands of lives and this is what the debate should be about. Do we as a country want to throw sick Americans to the wolves — people with pre-existing conditions

ED SCHULTZ: But we get taken into the arena of political mess when you have the people on the Right saying ‘Well they’re accusing Romney of murder on this’ … But where does this go from here in the campaign? Why aren’t the Obama people embracing this Super PAC ad? Because it tells the truth about what happens when people lose their jobs in this country.

JONATHAN ALTER: They don’t need to embrace this ad and get into a big fight about whether they were calling Mitt Romney a murderer or whatever. They need to move on to a debate about the main issue, which is Obama-Care. And they can bring death into the conversation and say, ‘No, we’re not calling Mitt Romney a murderer. What we are saying is that if he’s elected president, a lot of people will die.’ Those are two slightly different, but related issues.

No, they wouldn’t be calling Romney a murderer. They would be calling him a mass murderer. And those are two slightly different but related issues.

And to think some people worried that the Democrats wouldn’t be able to top their ‘Romney Killed A Man’s Wife’ claim.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Alter: Electing Romney = Many More Deaths”

  1. untrainable says:

    “…odds of dying are much, much increased… Are saying that if we let Obamacare continue people won’t die? Are they promising everlasting life if you vote Obama? The arrogance is astonishing. Or should I say audacity? No, I think arrogance works better.

    The simple fact is Obamacare, or even Obama himself can’t stop death. No matter what they say. No matter what they believe. Even if he were to actually lay hands on you (guard your wallet if you find yourself in this position) No matter what happens to you in your life, the only thing you can really count on is that eventually, you’re going to die. Suck it up, that’s hard truth people. The odds of your dying can’t get higher than 100%. They are currently at 100%, unless I missed the memo about immortality being achieved. How can they be higher? The key here is that nobody in this country is EVER denied healthcare. It ‘s illegal to do so. How did we get to a point where there is no intellectual distinction between healthcare, and health insurance? I guess it’s like the lack of distinction, for some, between WORK and collecting a welfare check/food stamps.

    If anything is going to cause deaths in this country it’s going to stem from Obamacare, specifically in and around all those sections where it says, “… as the secretary shall decide…” Let’s put it into terms and the style that democrats would understand and use if they weren’t currently in power. Obama’s’ minion Kathleen Sebelius is a murderer. She will decide if you are worth saving, or if you’re just a waste of space because you’re too old or you have nothing left to give to the state. If you vote for Obama, Kathleen Sebelius will murder you. A vote for Obama will mean your death, both yours and America’s.

  2. JohnMG says:

    Every liberal/democrat/socialist/Marxist bomb thrower is out to out-lie the previous prevaricator. But this pair is a couple of the worst. How about they first acknowledge that Obama-care hasn’t kicked in yet, people with pre-existing conditions still have coverage, and healthcare is available to everyone who shows up at the emergency room or is an indigent.

    Well, we know that’s a bit much to ask for our MBM friends whose biggest priority right now is to get Obama re-elected. These people disgust me. They feel not the slightest embarassment for being so blatantly dishonest. In fact, they revel in the practice. I used to say that the next liar didn’t stand a chance. Now all I wait to see is how the next one manages to surpass his predecessor.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I say Planned Parenthood as a government program failed the American taxpayer when they didn’t manage to abort Ed Schultz.

  4. Petronius says:

    Democrats are the party of death and taxes.

    If it were true that under Romney “a lot of people will die,” then Liberals and Democrats would celebrate his election. For wouldn’t the revenue stream from death taxes be a source of great joy to Democrats everywhere?

  5. Right of the People says:

    You just have to look slightly north of the border to see what a clusterf**k socialized medicine is. If it was so great why do thousand of Canadians flock to the US annually to get procedures done that they can’t get in Canada. If anything the Canucks should fight against Obamacare because if it comes, then where can they go to get their problems fixed?

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