Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rep. Paul Broun Calls The Civil War "The Great War Of Yankee Aggression"

The comparisons coming from the right regarding health care are abundant, but there is never a lack of absurdity. Everything from comparing it to Nazi Germany or Communist Russia to something out of a science fiction movie like Equilibrium or Soylent Green, but I think considering that Rep. Broun's remark has not only one absurd comment, but two, it definitely takes the cake. While he refers to the Civil War as "the Great War of Yankee Aggression," which is idiotic considering it was the Confederacy that had fired first, attacking Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina - he must still be upset because of Sherman's March To The Sea.  The other ridiculous statement he made was that our insurance was "free."

Listen again to his statement:
If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that's in people's pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States - the Great War of Yankee Aggression.
Last time I checked, I pay a lot for my insurance, and when I go to the doctor with my "free" insurance card, I have to make co-payments, pay for prescriptions, etc. This is just another shameful scare tactic by the GOP, and worst of all, it distorts the complete historical context of the Civil War...

Nice one Rep. Broun.


  1. Wow. This one reaches new lows for inaccuracy, ignorance, absurdity, offensiveness AND showing you have no idea how things work in the real world. To bad he couldn't work in some Holocaust denial.

  2. I wonder what this guy thinks about States' Rights and that colored boy who is living in the White House...


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