Even with an extra week’s worth of prep time, disgraced ex-Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt still wasn’t able to provide a moral counter-argument for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to MSNBC host Ed Schultz, refusing to accept that the state healthcare exchanges under the law haven’t even come into effect yet.
Asked to justify denying 30 million Americans the chance to obtain health care through the exchanges, Klingenschmitt argued to and comedian John Fugelsang on Thursday. “The moral case is that you’re living on fairy dust and empty promises, ’cause that hasn’t happened yet.”
“It hasn’t been implemented yet completely, sir,” Schultz protested. “It starts on October 1 where people can sign up.”
“So all of a sudden, he admits it hasn’t happened yet,” Klingenschmitt responded.
Pressed again to provide a religious argument against the law, commonly known as Obamacare, Klingenschmitt answered that since 4 percent of Americans have lost access to healthcare since Barack Obama was elected president, therefore Schultz was bearing false witness.
Fugelsang argued that religious leaders like Klingenschmitt would continue to tell their followers to blame Obama for any healthcare-related problems, but not to blame their insurance companies.
“It’s folks who want to worship Jesus in their private life, but they want government to worship the golden calf,” Fugelsang told Schultz. “And the worst nightmare our right-wing friends have — the people who were wrong about trickle-down economics, wrong about impeaching Clinton, wrong about Obama’s citizenship, wrong about Iraqis greeting us as liberators — [is] when the Republican voters find out that this president does care about their health and cares about their childrens’ health and their parents’ health, they’re gonna lose their last stranglehold on the gullibility of the Fox viewing demographic.”
Watch the rematch between Fugelsang and “Dr. Chaps,” aired Thursday on MSNBC, below.