Michael Gerson cannot believewhat total bags of fuck Republican presidential candidates can be:
Bachmann is not just making a political point but a moral argument. She asserts that children — who have committed no crime themselves — should be denied assistance because of the legal status of their parents. Her point is made without qualification. It doesn’t matter whether the children of illegal immigrants are hungry or sick. This standard rules out everything from emergency room treatment to elementary school education to prenatal care for the unborn. Bachmann’s pro-life convictions, evidently, only apply to children covered by a green card.
It is difficult to determine what tradition of moral reasoning Bachmann is drawing upon. Her argument seems to involve a mix of extreme nationalism and utilitarian lifeboat ethics. Christian morality, in contrast, affirms that human worth is intrinsic and universal. Men and women are created in God’s image, which is equally present in every tribe, race and nationality. Governments have a responsibility to honor human dignity in the application of law, even when it comes to noncitizens. Children, along with others who are particularly vulnerable, have a particularly urgent claim to care and protection.
WHY MY GOD IT’S ALMOST LIKE THEY’RE GIANT FUCKING HYPOCRITES.
I’m sorry, you all know how I feel about these Republican fuckwads who magically grew the ability to notice their party was full of ballsacks the day a Democrat took office and said we should look forward and not back. But honestly, who the fuck does Gerson think he’s feeling up in the coat room here?