Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ohio Woman Dies of Swine Flu, Ghoulish Blogger Exploits It to Score Cheap Political Points

It's bad enough the discourse in this country has sunk so low we have the left doing a touchdown dance over the death of a census worker in Kentucky, so all-consuming is their hatred for all things conservative. That's bad enough. Now we have some ghoul at Think Progress (Motto: If We think, It Would Be Progress!) taking a fantastic leap forward to use the death of a young Ohio woman to take a cheapshot at GOP Congressman John Boehner because Boehner has the audacity to oppose the government takeover of the health care industry.
A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday. Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner’s congressional distrct [sic]. Reports now indicate that after initially getting sick, Young put off treatment because she was uninsured.
That appears to be the case according to this news report.

So the young lady eschewed carrying insurance and now paid a tragic price for it. Yet left unmentioned is the fact she apparently didn't have a job with health benefits and there is also no mention of her parents or other family members. I'm not blaming them, obviously, but did she not have anyone to turn to for financial help if she was concerned she didn't have money for treatment?

How is any of this Boehner's fault?

So yet again we have a tragic case and the left immediately exploits it to score cheap political points. It really doesn't get any sicker than this.

The tragic irony in all this is let's say ObamaCare was enacted into law already. From most accounts I've seen it would be going into effect for several years at least, so in all likelihood this girl would still not have had coverage. Would Boehner still be to blame or would the Democrats who passed it but did not yet enact it be taking the hit for it?

We can have a public debate over policy in this country but we just cannot seem to escape the juvenile antics of these bloggers shamefully exploiting tragedies for some partisan gain. Taking this sad case and using it to bash her Congressman over the head with it just further drags the debate into the gutter, which is apparently where these people enjoy being.

It's worth noting that the young lady was apparently very liberal in her political beliefs. It's not a stretch to think is she were a conservative the thugs at Think Progress would probably be celebrating her death and saying she got what she deserved.

Update: This report now says she did not die of swine flu. I guess Boehner's still the blame anyway.

A roundup of the leftwing insanity here. The Think Progress clown gets eviscerated at the Right Wing Nut House.
What a dick, this Victor Zapanta, fellow is. Identified as a “researcher” for CAP, Zapanta is a blooded political activist having worked for both Clinton and Obama in 2008. Someone should teach this kid what it is a “researcher” does. What they don’t do is smear people based on the most outrageous number of degrees of separation - except in the hyper-partisan world of Think Progress where every raindrop that falls in New York is responsible for a flood in California. That’s actually a more realistic connection to reality than Zapanta’s wretched attempt at guilt by non-existent association.
The idea that Boehner’s opposition to health care reform - or that anything Boehner has ever said or done - is in any way responsible for this young girl’s death is unbelievably calumnious and so off base as to be beyond the pale of rationality, of reason, and logic. The notion that Think Progress is connected in any way to an organization - The Center for American Progress - that is supposed to be a serious place for the study and promotion of public policy is a disgrace to intellectual honesty, a blot on our public discourse, and an affront to the decency of our democracy.

If you were to peruse the archives of this uber-partisan rag, you would find literally hundreds of similar off the wall headlines that are not meant to inform, or even to attack based on facts, but rather to simply smear in the most vile and distorted manner. It is the worst of politics, and given their connection to a supposedly august think tank, beneath contempt.
Thanks to Hot Air for the link.

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