Some things are beneath contempt, which to me means they’re beneath discussion. The attempted character assassination of a handicapped child for having the gall to support a government medical care program is one such thing. What’s worse is that the attack wasn’t a few crazies at the fringes. Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Minority Leader, helped get this ball of slime rolling.
But Paul Krugman has done one of his usual brilliant takedowns.
I think American children who need medical care should get it, period. Even if you think adults have made bad choices — a baseless smear in the case of the Frosts, but put that on one side — only a truly vicious political movement would respond by punishing their injured children.
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