Given the way Democrats are talking, you’d think the GOP was arming up and systematically murdering Americans. After all, altering Obamacare in any way is akin to having blood on your hands. Never mind the fact that Obamacare is a sinking ship, changing it is the exact same thing as murder.Nobody exemplifies this hysteria better than Senator Elizabeth Warren. In an impassioned Senate speech, Warren implored members to vote against the bill, declaring that allowing its passage would cause “people to die.” The hyperbole made Warren the perfect target of a hilarious video, which demolished the Democratic talking point in under two minutes.
From the Washington Times:ReasonTV artist Remy Munasifi on Wednesday released “People Will Die!,” a new song parody that tallied over 40,000 views in less than 24 hours on YouTube. The video serves as the libertarian organization’s response to lawmakers who use red herrings, appeals to emotion and other logical fallacies to demonize opponents.
“These cuts are blood money. People will die,” Ms. Warren says in a C-SPAN clip as stringed instruments and beats begin.
Mr. Munasifi plays characters Sen. Max Hyperbole and Sen. Guy Knowsbetter to demonstrate how the “people will die” line can be used on any public policy that involves health and safety.“Why not weigh all the costs — the effects, the results? Empathize with each other as if we were adults. Use our brains to craft arguments, not vilify,” Mr. Munasifi raps as a level-headed observer. “See that freedom’s a trade-off.
“You want people to die!” counters a fictitious lawmaker.
Although the video is funny, it does highlight a very serious issue with our political rhetoric. Liberal politicians like Warren have been painting the GOP health care bill as a literal death sentence for millions of Americans. Yet Democrats were shocked when their supporter opened fire on GOP politicians at a baseball practice? The hysterical rhetoric motivates people to take drastic action.
In reality, both parties realize that Obamacare is going down an unsustainable path. Instead of crying murder, Democrats could work with the GOP to better the system. Instead, they have resorted to hyperbolic tactics.Is it any wonder they got clobbered in November?
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]