Check out this video from yesterday night’s CNN/Tea Party debate for Republican presidential candidates. Wolf Blitzer asks libertarian Ron Paul the hypothetical question what should happen when a 30-something who doesn’t have health insurance gets terminally sick.
At the point when Blitzer asks “Should society let him die?”, the Tea Party crowd starts to cheer and scream “Yeah!”:
My esteem for the American voter – at least, this subsection of the American electorate, of which I really don’t know how representative it is for the American voter at large anymore - could not sink any lower.
Republicans really are monstrous, barbarous animals. You’d almost wish some deadly, painful disease upon these ‘people’ themselves.
Because this incident does not stand alone. Watch this excerpt from the previous GOP debate, in which the interviewer mentions that under Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the most inmates ever – 264 people – have been executed. Check out the reaction of the audience:
I mean, what is there left to say? Really?
I probably don’t have to tell you that today is election day in the good ol’ U.S. of A. It’s Wolf Blitzer time! Burning matters: will the Democrats lose their majority? How big is the tea party influence? Has Obama’s campaigning of the last few weeks done the dems any good? Will the big voter turn-out be a good thing for the Democrats? What will they say, when they’ve lost? I’ve gathered some good sites which will answer all these questions in a matter of hours:
The Huffington Post Election Results 2010 Live Blog - some good minute to minute coverage
CNN Election Center – as always, CNN is everywhere and has the coolest gadgets (+ a talking Wolf!)
Politco House Tracker – they have a good overview of the house candidates and the polls for every seat
Washington Post Politics Election 2010 – nice graphics from the Washington Post, including the Palin Tracker
Midterms on Twitter - check this to see how you can best follow the election results on Twitter