GOP Sociopaths, Not God, Don’t Want Americans To Have Medical Care

It is a good bet that many Americans think they do not personally know a certified sociopath, but they certainly are very familiar with an inordinate number of them in a specific group. Any person whose behavior is antisocial, even criminal, and devoid of moral responsibility or social conscience, is a sociopath. Republicans and their supporters are sociopaths on myriad levels, but none as blatantly obvious as their utter disregard for the suffering of other Americans. Since 2009 it has been painfully obvious that Republicans or their supporters do not want Americans to have access to healthcare whatsoever, and it is particularly curious because they claim to be devout followers of Christ.

Over the past couple of weeks, and days, Republicans have invoked the god of their bible to justify keeping millions of Americans injured, sick, and dying. Of course, Republicans in Congress did not invoke their deity when they proposed a budget eliminating healthcare for 16.5 million Americans, but they do not want Americans to get relief from illness, disease, and injury because they lack any morality or social consciences; many human beings would say what they are doing is criminal even if their god informs their immoral ideology.

In announcing his candidacy for the presidency at a Christian “college,” evangelical freak Ted Cruz intimated that God hates the idea of Americans having access to, and paying for, affordable healthcare insurance. Cruz said, “From the dawn of this country, at every stage America has enjoyed God’s providential blessing and when we face impossible odds the American people rose to the challenge, such as repealing Obamacare.” Cruz likely has a fairly substantial support group that agrees with him that god will bless Republicans if they prevent over 16 million Americans from having access to healthcare; it is neo-American Christianity at its finest.

Earlier in the month, Cruz told religious fanatics at CPAC that the only reason any American suffers from health issues is because they are not faithful Christian fanatics. Cruz said, “There would be less cancer, less disease, and aids and diabetes in this country if people would simply pray. God blesses the righteous with good health and curses the immoral with sickness.” It is unlikely that Cruz depends on prayer for his medical care because taxpayers provide it for him, and since he is inherently immoral, his god is certainly not blessing him with good health; especially mental health. However, Cruz is not the only religious Republican who invoked the almighty to oppose healthcare for millions of Americans.

During a conference call with Wisconsin state legislators organized by a conservative belief-tank, the Foundation for Government  Accountability, Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked what states should do if the Koch-Court strikes down health insurance subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the question centered on what a Koch-favorable ruling would mean for states using the federal health insurance exchanges. Ryan was asked specifically if the states should quickly set up their own system to prevent people from losing healthcare. Ryan said, “Oh God NO!! The last thing anybody wants to do is consign your state to this law;” the law that allows millions of Americans to keep their health insurance.

Ryan told the state legislators to “hold firm” in wiping out access to healthcare and promised that Republicans would come up with their own “Obamacare alternative” real soon. Ryan said that when Republicans got around to it, the mystery bill would revive pre-ACA limited coverage insurance plans in states that did not want to set up their own exchanges. Ryan continued that “If people blink and if people say I’m just going to sign up for a state-based exchange and put my constituents in Obamacare, then this opportunity will slip through your fingers.” Republicans will never allow an opportunity to prevent Americans from having medical coverage slip through their fingers and Ryan was emphatic that, “Oh God NO” do not help your constituents have access to medical care.

It is unlikely Republicans will come up with a replacement plan, particularly when they have been promising one for five years. Some Republicans are very excited about an imaginary plan that gives Republican states the power to strip the Affordable Care Act’s ‘restrictions’ on the healthcare industry such as the requirement that all plans provide certain minimum benefits, and the requirement that insurers sell to customers equally regardless of their medical history. The Republican plan is reverting back to the health insurance industry’s status quo prior to enactment of the ACA. It may be worse according to Ryan’s own words that Republicans will “revive limited coverage plans” consisting of high premiums and no coverage.

Ryan did not guarantee that if the Koch Justices strike down the subsidies for Republican states that Congress would necessarily craft and pass a replacement law, but he encouraged legislators to hold firm, celebrate their constituents losing their healthcare insurance, and prevent them from ever getting it back again. The only thing Ryan did not tell Republicans is that it was god’s will the people were thrown off healthcare, or that they should heed Ted Cruz’s wise counsel and get down on their knees and “simply pray because god blesses the righteous with good health.”

Republican and conservative sociopaths do not want any American to have access to affordable healthcare insurance; period. A god has nothing to do with it and if one exists it could not care less, unless Republicans are god. In fact the case the Koch Court is considering was brought by a conservative group with no stake in the ACA other than “stripping millions of American families of tax credits Congress intended them to have” to purchase health insurance. Republicans are cheering for the conservative Court to abolish the subsidies in 36 states and give insurance companies free rein to revert back to pre-ACA status and prevent millions of Americans from having healthcare coverage.

The crusade to eliminate healthcare for Americans is not reserved to conservative attacks on ACA subsidies. In both the House and Senate budget proposals, the ACA is repealed, Medicare, Medicaid, and the children’s CHIP healthcare program are slated for deep Draconian cuts to keep tens-of-millions of Americans of all ages sick and dying. It is, no matter how one looks at it, the definition of evil to deliberately strip basic healthcare from human beings, and insanity to invoke some god as justification for social immorality What defines sheer stupidity is the wide measure of support Republicans garner from the people who will either lose, or never have, basic healthcare coverage; particularly when they consider themselves righteous. If Republicans are successful, their supporters will remain ‘righteous’ while they suffer diseases, infirmities, and death while they simply pray for relief that is never going to come.

36 Replies to “GOP Sociopaths, Not God, Don’t Want Americans To Have Medical Care”

  1. I don’t know how Republican voters can put these people in office. The fact that such a large number of people can be so blind is disturbing to say the least. I would say, from what I’ve seen, that modern American evangelicals suffer from what can only be called collective insanity. I hope people are starting to realize just how dangerous these people are to our American way of life and vote them out in as large a numbers as possible in the next election.

  2. These people are false Christians they use the title to gain votes. Their actions and choices are contrary to the majority of Jesus’s examples of behavior and advise.

  3. Terry, that’s because Republican/Conservative voters are as stupid as the politicians they vote into office. They are gullible god gun’s and anti-gay people who haven’t the gut’s to act like humans. But the GOP think that they are god’s! God’s Only People…and all along I thought that the Jews were this alleged god’s chosen people.

  4. Thank you TLF, I keep asking myself that question over and over again. This GOP has done nothing to help the American people. Absolutely nothing and yet these assholes still get elected. I just don’t get it.

  5. We just live in a country where people believe in “Rugged Individualism”; while giving the wealthy and corporations huge tax cuts and outright subsidies.

    In the words of the late Marvin Gaye, “Makes you wanna holla….”

  6. Is this a typical Republican? My cousin-in-law, a retired Indiana high school teacher now living in Florida, Baptist Church-going, firmly believes that SHE should not be responsible for paying for anyone else’s healthcare and hates the ACA. Thanks to her teacher’s union, she and her family were always covered; now that she’s over 65, she enjoys Medicare. Grrrrrh!

  7. Cornelius, sometimes suffering someone to live is the best justice or revenge, it gives them the chance to seal their fates in regards to history.

  8. I look at all the Christian Hospitals in history and now; are each and every one of them Blasphemous in nature?

    I see so many non-christians in good health, and so many christians in poor health- and what am I supposed to think?

    Oh that’s right, I’m not supposed to…

    The Wages of Sin are Death- and yet so many cemetaries are full of Christians.

  9. Actually, they don’t imagine it happening to their white, Right selves. They’re voting for this stuff to hurt those icky Others.

  10. All the tea bag/repubs lunatics!
    They’re rabid dags in heat…

    Conservatism as a Mental Illness
    Republican polls have recently exhibited 10 telltale signs of mental illness:
    Denial, Delusion, Hallucination, Disordered Thinking, Anger, Anti-social Behavior, Sexual Preoccupation, Grandiosity, General Oddness, Paranoia
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-entertainment/201206/conservatism-mental-illness

    Conservatives Big on Fear, Brain Study Finds
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201104/conservatives-big-fear-brain-study-finds

  11. The whole belief system you refer to was created by the elites to keep the working class under their control. They were taught/indoctrinated in the churches, schools and culture to take unfair, disrespectful treatment and be grateful they have a job, even one that pays below poverty level and takes advantage of them in every way. This country has always been that way, going back to Haymarket and before.
    I don’t understand how the elites and their Republicans think it’s ok to treat people that way, but they always have. I think they don’t want people to have health care because they see us as nothing more than slaves to use until we die. But they know better than to say so in public! It’s interesting to be a white person who wanders into their domain, they assume you’re one of them and you can hear some very interesting things. ;)

  12. I find the trope about “righteous” people being in good health, and never getting sick, to be incredibly offensive. How’s this for one? My mom and dad were super-Catholic and that’s how they brought us up. Nevertheless, *three* out of the 7 kids had disabilities (mostly present at birth)! And mom had two strokes before she died, and dad had a Parkinson’s-like disease which was completely non-treatable. (Parenthetically, I should add that all of us kids are some stripe of atheist/agnostic/freethinker.) These Republicans are talking about all the disabled people in the world being “unworthy” or “unrighteous.” Disgusting!

  13. so you say she paid her dues wow that bitch she should turn over all her money she worked for and kill her self!

  14. I’ve been trying to authenticate the Ted Cruz quote about God blessing the righteous with good health and cursing the immoral with sickness, but I can’t find it anywhere else. Does anyone know where this quote can be verified?

  15. Curious. The Christian conservative’s perception of God appears to be one of a thin-skinned, petty, spiteful, ego- centric, malevolent, abusive, empathy-challenged, micro-managing sadist — with a regard for mankind somewhat akin to how many of them treat their wives.

  16. He sounds like someone I wouldn’t have a beer with. Much less worship. Definitely not introduce to my friends..

  17. This reminds me of a dog chasing a car. The worst possible thing for the dog is to catch the car.

    All those people who just finished breathing a sigh of relief are not going to be happy to have their security taken away.

  18. Look at it this way: If the GOP wipes out health care access for all Americans from Medicare down–their base is finished.

    And so is the party.

    (Because there will be no one left alive to vote for the GOP in either the mid-terms or the primary elections.)

  19. >Earlier in the month, Cruz told religious fanatics at CPAC that the only reason any American suffers from health issues is because they are not faithful Christian fanatics. Cruz said, “There would be less cancer, less disease, and aids and diabetes in this country if people would simply pray. God blesses the righteous with good health and curses the immoral with sickness.”

    No, he never said anything like that. Here’s a transcript of his CPAC remarks: http://www.c-span.org/video/?324557-11/senator-ted-cruz-remarks-cpac

    This quote is a fabrication of the “Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off” page on Facebook. Literally every quote they post there is a hoax.

  20. HEY look a Ted Cruz ballwasher. Please tell us wise one about teddy decision to get that evil gubbiment health a doodle doodle

  21. “There would be less cancer, less disease, and aids and diabetes in this country if people would simply pray. God blesses the righteous with good health and curses the immoral with sickness.” Rafael Cruz, CPAC, February 2015

  22. If the Rightwing, religious fanatical politicians get a stronghold on America, we will see the erection of concentration camps for the extermination of atheists, Jews, homosexuals, immigrants, the poor and all minorities. There will be the most massive genocide in history. They have already brainwashed many uneducated, racist and marginal people who will be their SS and camp guards. They want the Armageddon to begin so they can have the Rapture. Where are the lions when you need them? Those people are scary and Paul Ryan is the weasel-like anti-Christ. We must be vigilant to prevent our destruction.

  23. “Thanks to her teacher’s union, she and her family were always covered; now that she’s over 65, she enjoys Medicare. ”

    I’d hate to break her stupid tea bag heart, but medicare ig government run healthcare, unions were supported by the democrats…how STUPID can she be??

  24. How about that? You’re a “ball washer” if you seek to find out if a quote is real or has been totally fabricated.

  25. As much as I dislike Cruz, and as much as I wish he and his ilk would disappear, the fact is I am unable to find another source for this alleged quote of “…be less cancer, less disease, and aids…”
    Googling it only shows this site as a source, no other sources.
    That’s a problem. Is politicsusa.com going the way of Fox News; making stuff up?

  26. Do you really think I care if its true or not? This man and his beliefs are dangerous so whatever it takes to stop dumb MOFO’s like you for even considering him then mission accomplished

  27. Do a better job of factchecking next time. There’s plenty of stupid stuff out there that he actually said, so leave the outrage over stuff that never happened to the teabaggers.

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