Freudian slips, or parapraxes, are slips of the tongue, which expose unconscious, “forbidden” wishes that unwillingly insert themselves into our speech.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, June 11, Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, was asked about health care:
He responded, “My advice is, if we can’t replace Obamacare by ourselves, to go to the Democrats and say this: ‘Ten percent of the sick people in this country drive 90 percent of the cost for all of us. Let’s take those 10 percent of really sick people, put them in a federal managed care system so they’ll get better outcomes, and save the private sector market.’”
Did you catch that? Graham’s idea is to put “them” in a “federal” government “managed care system” so they’ll get “better outcomes.” Better outcomes? Am I dreaming? Good heavens. These socialistic ideas are GOP heresy. What is this world coming to?
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Does this mean that Graham truly believes that national health insurance is best for all our citizens, rich and poor? Sigmund Freud would say, “Yes.”
Thanks for that, Graham. Given the fact that this is what you truly believe, let’s get on with it.
John L. Henry, Caldwell