“Respectable Liberal Blogger Ezra Klein and his Pavlovian (Yet Respectable) boosters are treating my 2004 post [redacted by Klein to misrepresent the whole story…] as proof-positive of my utterly flabbergasting HYPOCRISY!
“Grown-ups, on the other hand, will be able to grasp effortlessly that if I had decided not to buy private insurance and then demanded that the government cover my medical expenses and insure me after a catastrophic accident, then, yes, why, yes, you could flap two HYPOCRISY! cards up and down in each hand until your feet lifted off the ground.
“In fact, I advocated MSAs and noted approvingly the Wall Street Journal’s suggestion that the cure for limited market choices was less government intervention. Not more.
“This is perfectly consistent, in other words, with my INHUMAN, FASCIST, CAPITALIST, WINGNUT views.
“Other left-wing blogs have zeroed in on the Frosts’ reported inability to obtain affordable insurance after their car accident.
“Well, yes, it sucks. But Earth to liberals: That’s how insurance works – if you don’t buy it before you need it, you shouldn’t be shocked if it’s impossible to get after you need it…”
And remember everyone: to leftists, “hypocrisy” is the abiding sin, not the sexual/gambling/addictive/whatever behaviour one is being “hypocritical” about. As Coulter has observed: liberals love the sin, but hate the sinner.
PS: while we’re defining “child abuse” down, here’s part of my definition:
“Driving uninsured kids around in your SUV.”
Wouldn’t “getting health insurance” be a normal To-Do when you find out you’re pregnant, never mind long beforehand? Why do I think the Frosts were more concerned about stocking up at Baby Gap?