Taste and compare:
If you take the Tea Party at their word, people without insurance should be left to die, but the government should nonetheless be prevented from helping individuals access health insurance, because those people might be subjected to death panels, and left to die.
I have no doubt that in fact many Tea Partiers were the same people insisting that we “save Terri Schiavo!”
No one with any real platform will point this out, not at the NY Times, not at the Washington Post, and certainly not on TV. But these are deeply twisted, crazy people we are dealing with.