Sharron Angle, Tea Party Hypocrite

28 Sep

Tea Party candidate for US Senate from Nevada, the detestable Sharron Angle, says this about Obama’s health care reform:

Angle’s prior aversion to government-run health care — at least for others — has been no secret. She openly touts her intent to “Repeal and replace Obamacare” on her website, and even claimed recently that such broad legislation was actually unnecessary because there was “nothing wrong with our health care system.”

“Our healthcare system is the best in the world,” said Angle of the American system, once rated37th-best in the world, in August. “Our doctors are the best…The access is not what is being denied.”

Despite Angle’s contention that access to health care is not an issue, more than 18 percent of Nevada’s population is currently uninsured, nearly 3 percent higher than the national rate.

And in 2009, Angle railed against mandated health care coverage even for autism treatment and maternity leave.

“You know what I’m talking about. You’re paying for things that you don’t even need. They just passed the latest one, is everything that they want to throw at us now is covered under ‘autism,'” Angle said, using air quotes for the neurological disorder. “So, that’s a mandate that you have to pay for. How about maternity leave? I’m not going to have anymore babies, but I sure get to pay for it on my insurance. Those are the kinds of things that we want to get rid of.

Anyway, Sharron Angle receives her health insurance through the federal civil service retirement program – that’s a federally-run single-payer program that you and I fund.

She’s one of those tea partiers who minds the “redistribution of wealth” only when she’s not the direct beneficiary.

4 Responses to “Sharron Angle, Tea Party Hypocrite”

  1. BrianS. September 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I know this is n’t BREAKING NEWS, but…… the Tea Party really does trump you’re everyday conservative in the “stupid and uninformed” department.

  2. Carl September 29, 2010 at 7:53 am #

    Nor is it breaking news that we as a people seem to LIKE being stupid and uninformed.

    The Beavis and Butthead-ization of America continues apace…

  3. Mike In WNY September 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I am not a fan of Sharron Angle, however, she is not a hypocrite. She didn’t create the system and your apparent expectation that she should be subjected to all of the negatives, while refusing the so-called benefits, is completely illogical. Unless she advocates the continuation of the Federal Employee Health Program, there is no hypocrisy.

  4. Bbill September 30, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    Isn’t the phrase “tea party hypocrite” redundant?

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