Tuesday, March 03, 2015

♫ ♪ Isn't It Ironic ♪ ♫

Former sheriff Richard Mack has been called the “Constitutional Sheriff” because, well, he’s all about the guns, and all about hatin’ The Gays and all about opposing Obamacare.

So … we could spend time talking about his involvement with the Cliven Bundy Mad Rancher Crisis last year, where Mack suggested using women as shields against those “rogue” federal officers so the images of women getting shot would be televised worldwide and he would be spared.

Or we could spend time talking about Richard Mack posing alongside his friend, Las Vegas shooter Jerad Miller — also a “defender” of Bundy Ranch — who, along with his wife, murdered two police officers in Las Vegas, draping a TeaParty flag over their bodies.

And maybe we could talk about how he demanded an uprising against LGBT rights in Utah because, well, something about Boy Scouts and teachers and The gays shoving something down his throat.

Instead, we’re going to talk about how Richard Mack, a vocal opponent of Obamacare, had a heart attack and has no insurance. We’re going to talk about Dawn Mack, his wife, who has her own health issues, and no healthcare. We’re going to talk about the GoFundMe page created by Mack’s son where he’s asking for  family, friends, and complete strangers to pay t5he Mack’s medical bills for them “because they are self-employed, they have no medical insurance and are in desperate need of our assistance.”

Mack, who is on the board of Oath Keepers — a nonprofit organization that advocates that its members [mostly and former U.S. military and law enforcement personnel] to disobey any orders that they are given if they believe they violate the Constitution of the United States — and is the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Associationdoes not like the idea of people receiving help to pay for medical insurance, but he has no problems with creating a website beg in order to pay his own bills:
Since it appears that recovery will take a good deal of time with associated expenses, I struggle to not feel stress – both the stress of thinking about huge hospital and other medical bills as well as regular living expenses while I am unable to work — and also the stress of not being able to accomplish what I am so passionate about doing for others. It is difficult and humbling to say that we need your help, but we do."
Mack’s GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $20,000 so far, though a great many more people have taken to the page, and Twitter, to question his money beg when , well, had he just signed up for Obamacare, he might not need to ask for our coins for his bills.

I feel bad for Mack, and his wife, but there is that old saying, ‘You’ve made your bed, now go lie in it.” Mack has worked and worked to fight the federal government in every which way, and fight Obamacare in every which way, and now, well,, after he made the decision to opt out of health care, he needs our help to pay his bills.

As they said on Addicting Info, and I’ll paraphrase: Richard Mack can go ‘fund’ himself.


the dogs' mother said...

oh. dear.

Frank said...

I recently got on a soapbox when someone I know had the audacity to criticize the Affordable Care Act (admittedly not what Obama had advocated for, but a Republicanized mishmash facsimile they then labeled Obamacare). Critics just don't get it. We need universal health care, period. Then even asshats can go to the hospital and not have to beg.

anne marie in philly said...

I hope this asshat dies. there, I said it and I'm proud of it.

Helen Lashbrook said...

There is only one word for people like this - hypocrite