What a week for LA04 Rep. John Fleming. First he said the debt ceiling was no big deal because economists are sometimes wrong. Then came this:
Yesterday, [Fleming] appeared on the Rusty Humphries radio show to discuss the shut down, and was welcomed to the program with a call from a listener, Nick. Nick had a question. Wasn’t the Republican effort to fight “slavery and segregation” in the past akin to the Republican effort against Obamacare today? The caller asked if Republicans are fighting for a similar “moral victory” against healthcare reform that was eventually achieved against slavery.
Fleming responded, “I think your caller is precisely correct.” The congressman went on to list his party’s demands.
That’s right. Fleming thinks denying people health insurance via the ACA is akin to battling slavery. No. words.