Remember “Death Panels”? How Republicans Became the Party of Death

People are disposable. So is income. For the ‘pro-life’ party, one is more important.

But the political way out [of the coronavirus crisis] reveals a stark divide, and some true madness. For Republicans, that pro-life slogan of theirs is just another term for nothing left to lose. They are now the party of death.

When Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas doubled down this week on prior remarks elevating commerce above life — There are “more important things than living,” he said on Fox News — he was speaking for a significant slice of his party. People are disposable. So is income. But one is more important.

NY Times