The Republican Party, Folks

Actual Headline: Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney.

Actual Sub-Head: "On the Republican campaign trail, he derides any such public aid. But the healthcare law he signed as Massachusetts governor allows it."

Actual Lede: "The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized care at virtually no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status."

Providing healthcare to humans who need it, irrespective of whether they carry an arbitrary piece of paper, and treating healthcare as a right of all people, not a privilege of the lucky few—a policy which I would describe as basic fucking decency—will haunt Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.

It's just not hateful enough for the Compassionate Conservatives.

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