Idaho Republican Thinks Obamacare is Basically Hitlercare
An Idaho Republican senator has compared the role of insurance companies in setting up state health insurance exchanges to “Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,” because Obamacare is positively Hitlerian, obviously.
It wasn’t a gaffe, either. She posted a message to Twitter and sent out an email about how private insurers are being used by the federal government to implement Hitlercare, and then doubled down on her crazy:
BOISE – As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to “the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,” saying the federal government is using private insurers and in the future will “pull the trigger” on them.
Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, defends her analogy. “I just want people to hear the truth and to be aware that what is being presented before us is a socialistic program,” Nuxoll said Wednesday. “There is no disrespect for any group or people with the analogy. … I just want people to know the truth.”
Nuxoll sent the email out Jan. 23 to more than 120 email addresses, and also posted the message on Twitter.
Nuxoll’s message, headed, “Another Reason against the State Health Insurance Exchange,” said in full, “The insurance companies are creating their own tombs. Much like the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps, private insurers are used by the feds to put the system in place because the federal government has no way to set up the exchange. Several years from now, the federal government will want nothing to do with private insurance companies. The feds will have a national system of health insurance and they will pull the trigger on the insurance companies.”
This doesn’t even warrant any outrage. I could fake it, but honestly — I just don’t care. This is just stupid people being stupid.
I mean, her statement doesn’t even make sense. Private insurers are like Jews in concentration camps? What the — ?!
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