Loaded Question: "Congressman Paul, would you let this man die?"Submitted by YumYum on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 10:57
Ron was asked by Wolf Blitzer, if he would allow a 30 year-old man die, who needs to be on life support for 6 months, and has no insurance and no money. Talk about playing on people's fears. CNN has moderate-to-liberal viewers, of which the majority favor socialized medicine. While the majority of Ron Paul supporters understand in depth his position on government mandated health insurance, I feel that CNN's asking him a question that paints him as a cold and callous individual was a premeditated attempt to have those who are moderate-to-liberal voters not support Ron Paul.
I don't know if anybody here followed this, but after the debate, CNN kept the camera rolling in the room, and I was watching Debbie Wasserman,(Congresswoman from Florida,(D)) being interviewed by one reporter after another. She kept harping with each reporter how Ron Paul would let "that man die" and that this what the Tea Party was all about.
Surely, Blitzer and Wasserman planned such a smear job, because the question Wolf asked Ron (I think) caught Ron a little bit off guard, since it was presented in a way that if you are against mandated insurance, you would have no problem allowing people to die who are uninsured. It is difficult to explain oneself in thirty seconds.
I hope Ron explains himself further on this issue when being interviewed by pundits in the future.