President-Elect Donald Trump recently nominated Republican congressman Tom Price of Georgia to be the director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and it has the mainstream media and other liberals going ballistic.
According to The Christian Post, here's why:
— "He has an 100 percent pro-life record," praised Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
— "He helped lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation," Dannenfelser also pointed out.
— "He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American," Trump said.
— He plans to "privatize or voucherize" Medicare, according to NY Daily News, a move incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling a "war on seniors."
— He "literally ran away from the [Obama] birther question," according to the Huffington Post. New York Magazine's Jelani Cobb made a similar claim, tweeting, "Sat next to Trump's HHS pick Tom Price on a flight a few years ago. Seemed decent enough til he said he wasn't sure of Obama's citizenship."
MRC's NewsBusters has pointed out mainstream media sources that are having a "freak out" over Trump's choice of price:
— Ezra Klein of Vox cried, "Trump's HHS pick will take health insurance from millions of poor people. The flag tweet is not today's big story."
— Matthew Yglesias, also of Vox, sarcastically proclaimed, "Trump's going to help the working class by taking away their health care."
— Paul Krugman of the New York Times jeered, "Millions of working-class Trump voters are about to discover what they did to themselves."
— Amanda Terkel of the Huffington post reported that "LGBTQ advocates say Tom Price will be really really bad for their community as HHS secretary."
According to The Christian Post, Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards also protested, saying, "Our nation's HHS Secretary should aim to break down barriers to health care. Instead, Tom Price wants to build more. These barriers to care have a disproportionate impact on those who already face inequities and barriers in the health care system — including people of color, people who live in rural areas, people with low incomes, and immigrant communities."
What do you think of this?