Rick Santorum Shows Republicans How to Commit Political Suicide

Those Republicans (like Paul Ryan) clamoring to destroy Medicare either forget or don’t care why Medicare was supported by most medical insurance companies when it was first enacted: because it eliminated the largest pool of poor health risks from their own market.

And considering the current polling showing  support of the extremely successful and efficient Medicare system by huge majorities of Americans, including — significantly — Republicans, they are also apparently unconcerned about how their “death-to-Medicare” campaign will affect their own political fortunes.

So much the better.

Rick Santorum, for example.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), an ultra-conservative who believes Social Security is dying because of legal abortion, said recently that he feels the Republican budget does not go far enough in restricting medical care for senior citizens.

Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership, which has excluded today’s seniors from their plan to destroy Medicare, Santorum wants “most” kicked off the program, and he said so in a recent interview with Fox News conservative opinion host Sean Hannity.

Read full article in Rawstory here.

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