Liberals are thrilled with themselves for posting a brand new meme all over social media. Maybe you’ve seen it. It features an American flag. Across the top it says “If you can’t afford an attorney one will be appointed for you”. Across the bottom it says “if you can’t afford a doctor tough s—t bro”. There’s an LOL thrown in there somewhere too. Clever? Only if you are a liberal and your political engagement is limited to the intellectual breadth and depth of memes.
To begin with, wasn’t Obamacare supposed to take care of all those people that allegedly had no health care whatsoever? That was a lie of course. It’s not as If the pre-Obama dark ages featured scores of patients dying in the streets because they had no access to healthcare of any kind. ERs, minute clinics, and all the rest were – and still are – packed with uninsured people. And Obamacare? It didn’t change a thing for these patients.
Next, consider the performance of public defenders in our judicial system. Undoubtedly there are many public defenders out there trying to do a great job with the cases they are handed. Facts are facts, though. When compared against privately procured criminal defense attorneys, public defenders have an inferior track record by far.
Moreover, how many times have liberals trotted out examples of public defenders behaving badly in the courtroom. Some have literally slept through trials in which their clients were being prosecuted for murder. Others have barely prepared – if they’ve prepared at all – to defend the accused. Liberals have told us over and over again that if you’re black and living in certain neighborhoods, a public defender is there to do little more than guarantee a guilty verdict.
That said, if that’s how justice goes in the hands of public defenders, why in the name of all that makes rational sense would anyone want medical care to be passed into the hands of public providers? Who wants to have their open heart surgery performed by a public physician that might doze off in the middle of the procedure? What happens when someone is brought in with flu-like symptoms, the public doctor fails to review the medical file, and as a result the early manifestations of lung cancer resident in the patient are missed?
What if you’re not white and you have to have a public doctor appointed to care for you? Are liberals honestly suggesting that people of color be subjected to the medical equivalent of unequal and inferior justice?
Questions like those exceed the liberal meme mindset.
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