Well played, Mr. Gurwitz.

Jonathan Gurwitz has a real barn-burner of a column today:

A moral imperative. A noble struggle against greedy corporate interests. A costly problem that particularly afflicts poor families, exacerbates unemployment, reduces productivity and undermines the national economy. A solution so virtuous it requires a universal mandate.

Health care reform? No. Prohibition.

I never thought of comparing those agitating for healthcare reform to Carrie Nation and her gang of vandals, but he’s absolutely right here. In a way the Democrats are even worse, though, because the self-righteous prohibitionist thugs from the early 20th century weren’t (in effect) telling members of a certain profession they had an obligation to provide their labors to the public, much less at a price that was ostensibly lower than what the free market had to pay.

At any rate, read the whole thing. The comments are pretty good, too, though I did get a kick out of this one:

“The teaparty opposition to healthcare reform reminds me of the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s–the same hateful outcry and threats of violence from sore losers who fear the loss of their privileges.”

Loss of WHAT privileges? I am reminded of the dumbass who quoted Bob Dylan in the letters to the editor in the Express-News one day a few weeks back who made about as much sense. Apparently they didn’t teach hippies about non sequiturs in school.

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