Today Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said that health care reform could mean the end of America’s two-party system, because everybody will come to depend on Democrats to stay alive. Or something.
Hatch asserted that the health bills, which he believes represent a “step-by-step approach to socialized medicine,” will lead to Americans’ dependence on Democrats for their health and other issues. “And if they get there, of course, you’re going to have a very rough time having a two-party system in this country, because almost everybody’s going to say, ‘All we ever were, all we ever are, all we ever hope to be depends on the Democratic Party,’ ” Hatch said during an interview with the conservative CNSNews.com. “That’s their goal,” Hatch added. “That’s what keeps Democrats in power.” That claim led Hatch to suggest that some Democrats are “diabolical” in their pursuit of health reform. “Do I believe they’re that diabolical? I don’t believe most of them are, but I think some of them are,” Hatch said. “Maybe diabolical’s too harsh of a word, but the fact is, they really, really believe in socialized medicine.”
If socialized medicine could cause the end of the GOP, I’d almost say ‘bring it on,’ except that what replaces them could be much worse.