Things that are very different part 1487

Image of the battle against Obamacare, 2013

Yesterday, Nelson Mandela died.  This somehow prompted Rick Santorum, former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, to equate Mandela’s epic struggle against Apartheid with the GOP battle against Obamacare and fictional government enlargement:

“Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. That’s the reason he’s mourned today, because of that struggle that he performed,” Santorum said. “But you’re right, I mean, what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that.”

Where do these people come from?

6 thoughts on “Things that are very different part 1487”

  1. I just shared that video with my South African wife and told her that Santorum thinks the injustice here in SA is like Obamacare in the US. Her immediate reaction (without reading this blog article): “What! That guy needs to go to a sanitarium. Has he ever been to SA and seen the injustices here?” I smiled and said I don’t know.

  2. Yes, but has your wife ever been subjected to the tyranny of having pre-existing conditions covered on insurance?

  3. “what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer”
    THAT’S the part that made my needle scratch across the record. Huh?

  4. Brian, I gathered from the video that he was responding, in agreement, to O’Reilly’s repeated condemnation of Mandela being a “communist,” i.e. that he supposedly supported the wrong ideology.

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