Oh, Phyllis Schlafly. We know we should just be shocked and appalled by the sheer depths to which your ignorance plunges. We should be continually amazed by the new lows you find yourself scraping time and again. Yet, every time you open your mouth in public you spew such vile, backwards, ill-informed, ignorant tripe we just have a hard time taking you that seriously. That said, we’re still going to mock you endlessly every time you insist, like you just did, that Obama’s true goal of Communism in America will be achieved by way of two things — health care reform (Obamacare) and immigration reform.
There are, of course, many gaping holes in Schlafly’s argument, not the least of which that she has no clue how Communism works, let alone what it is (or probably how to spell it). Then again she is not the only voice on the right who sees “populist” and thinks “communist”; you can’t expect complex concepts like political ideology to maintain their complexity when filtered through a simple thought process like “Me no like immigrants” or “Me no want sick people to get better.”
For starters, anyone who thinks the Affordable Care Act is socialized medicine in the same way that our neighbors both in Canada and Mexico enjoy their socialized health care is sorely mistake. For all the good it does, Obamacare is essentially a health care industry stimulus package with around 30 million new revenue streams delivered to the providers’ doors and all they have to do is pay a little more in taxes and improve their standards of care a bit. We know the ACA isn’t really socialized health care because one, it’s not and because two, it was a conservative idea, implemented first by Republican Mitt Romney in Massachusetts.
Now, as to this idea that immigration reform brings Communism? We suppose Schlafly would do well to conjure the spirit of her hero Ronald Reagan — because he was the last president to get any kind of immigration reform passed. Would she call St. Ronnie a Commie? We didn’t think so.
Hear Schlafly’s comments in this interview below: