Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Those darned French!

(Via Talking Points Memo)
Sarkozy Lays Into The U.S. On Health Care Debate
In a speech at Columbia University, French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke about the recent American debates on health care -- sharply criticizing Americans for a lack of compassion on the issue. "Welcome to the club of states who don't turn their back on the sick and the poor," said Sarkozy. He also added: "When we look at the American debate on reforming health care, it's difficult to believe. The very fact that there should have been such a violent debate simply on the fact that the poorest of Americans should not be left out in the streets without a cent to look after them ... is something astonishing to us."
Since this is coming from a French guy, I'm sure that it will be dismissed by the tea baggers and wing nuts, and yet, it seems to highlight something that is discounted by those jerks: compassion. Where is the empathy and charity in that movement? Or are those things "realistic" people can't afford? And aren't so-called Christians supposed to help those less fortunate? Apparently, not so much.

Yeah, that "compassionate conservative" thing seems to have been kicked to the curb.

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