Diary

Crossfire Hurricane and Medicare for All

If you’re reading this on RedState I assume you’re one of those who is incensed by the two-tiered justice on display in Washington D.C. To sum up, partisans within the United States security apparatus decided to foment a soft coup against a sitting President. They illegally leaked classified information, lied to the FISA court, set perjury and obstruction traps, and generally worked to overthrow the results of an election. When they were caught red-handed,  they were allowed to skate… because in post-justice America, some animals are more equal than others.

Consider Andrew McCabe. He admitted to illegally leaking classified information. He admitted to lying about it under oath. The IG report said he was lying. And yet the government declined to prosecute him.He is now making the rounds of mainstream media shows crowing that he was exonerated. He’s a media darling and you can safely assume he’ll be doing the lefty speaking circuit collecting six-figure fees later this year.

Contrast this to Mike Flynn, who told the truth, who agents believed was telling the truth, but was later pressured to admit to lying to those same agents under threat that his son would be prosecuted if he did not. He has spent most of his life savings defending himself against this egregious miscarriage of justice and the Obama-appointed judge sitting on the case has consistently refused to call out prosecutorial misconduct.

That is unequal justice.

So what does this have to do with healthcare? Well, consider that in post-justice America some animals are more equal than others. Then think about the fact that Democrat partisans within the government are using the government itself to attack political opponents, weaponizing all aspects of the federal bureaucracy as Obama weaponized the IRS. Keep in mind that even when they break the law, government employees are essentially immune from consequences. Now think about that corrupt and corrupting system running healthcare in the United States under Medicare for All.

Picture a scene where the sixty-year-old advisor to an unpopular (with Beltway elites) President has stage three cancer. Doctors know that lifesaving treatment is costly and not guaranteed to succeed. They apply to the federal healthcare bureaucracy for permission to treat the patient and are turned down. There would be no way to tell if those who are no longer our countrymen were basing their decision on the medical facts of the case, or if they were weaponizing the healthcare system against a political enemy. And if they were indeed using the system to essentially kill a Presidential advisor, even if they were caught on videotape admitting it, they would face no consequences.

Or picture a scene where a much-loved leftist politician is in the last stages of a terminal illness. Doctors know that lifesaving treatment is costly and cannot save this person. They apply to the federal healthcare bureaucracy for permission to give the patient hospice care and are turned down. Federal healthcare bureaucrats insist on their using an experimental treatment not generally available to patients. Again, there would be no way to be sure if those who are no longer our countrymen were basing their decision on the medical facts of the case, or if they were using the healthcare system to reward a political ally.

If you think this kind of thing is impossible, do some research about how healthcare works in Communist China and get back to me.

The takeaway here is that there’s more at stake in the universal healthcare debate than merely the fact that it would be a financial disaster that would bankrupt the country and destroy the economy. It’s also a political weapon that leftists would be unable to resist using. When you get into an argument with a progressive about this issue, it might be instructive (to them) to ask them what they think would happen to the system if it were run by an rich person of low moral character. Do they think the system would be weaponized? Then remind them that Bernie, Bloomberg, and the rest of their clowncar of candidates are rich people with low moral character.