Dispatches from the Creation Wars

GOP’s Push Polling on Health Care

How desperate and dishonest is the Republican National Committee when it comes to health care reform? How about dishonest enough to ask this question on a survey they sent out:

“It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person’s political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system. Does this possibility concern you?”


Who, exactly, has been suggesting such a thing? I mean, other than the RNC itself? Why would anyone react to such a suggestion with anything but derisive laughter and eye rolling? The GOP is engaged in flat out lying and fear-mongering on a spectacular scale.

And this isn’t some weird claim by some wingnut blogger, or something said by some minor county-level GOP operative. This came directly from the Republican National Committee with a cover letter by Michael Steele. And the survey ends with a plea for donations to the RNC. They are using baldfaced lies and pure demagoguery to solicit donations from the credulous and the ignorant.