Santorum’s Failed Attempt to Link D-Day and Medicare

Ken AshfordHealth Care, History1 Comment

See if you can make sense of this:

… Santorum said, what he and Paul Ryan want to do is “give people the resources to go out and choose for themselves choose what’s best for themselves.”

Unlike Obama, he continued, who is spitting in the face of those Americans who fought on D-Day, 67 years ago today. “Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom,” Santorum said.

“Average Americans,” he added. “The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust to make a decision on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan.”

Now, Santorum wasn't attacking the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"); Santorum was arguing that Medicare itself denies seniors choices. And because Medicare denies seniors choices, it means seniors are less free, which means those who fought for freedom don’t want Medicare.

Or something like that.