…a right-wing group calling itself “Montanans Against Assisted Suicide. This is the group that is fighting to revoke the right of terminally ill patients to request aid in dying from their physicians.
You see, GOP-ers are always trying to say that they oppose the Affordable Care Act because “it puts a bureaucrat between you and your doctor.” Meanwhile, its minions at the so-called “Montanans Against Assisted Suicide” are fighting to insert politicians and crackpots into that relationship at every turn.
Basically, these guys can’t win in Montana. We’re a state that doesn’t want the government deciding what health care is best for us. At all.
They’ve lost at the Montana Supreme Court level. They lost at the state legislative level–even in the Bat Crap Crazy Legislative Session of 2011. The general public in Montana wants access to aid in dying—and wants these decisions to be between doctors and patients. And now they’ve lost with the Montana Board of Medical Examiners. They’ve got no game. So they’re reduced to making litigious threats against doctors and the non-profit group Compassion & Choices, as you can see from this bucket of crazy. People that want to control other people’s lives get very frustrated when they’re not allowed to do it. This is what that frustration looks like.
The fact that these guys are so frustrated is a testament to the people of Montana. Government has no business coming between citizens and their end-of-life decisions. And so, for continuing to attempt exactly what the critics of “Obamacare” claim to worry about most: forcing the government between a patient and a doctor–this group is the Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
But don’t feel too bad, “Montanans Against Assisted Suicide.” This hypocrisy is just as embarrassing for the GOP as it is for you.