CNN-Tea Party Debate: The Crowd Was Out for Blood

The most startling moment? When the crowd cheered at the suggestion that an uninsured man be allowed to die, blogs Black Snob editor Danielle Belton.

CNN/Tea Party debate (Getty Images)

Black Snob editor Danielle Belton recaps the CNN/Tea Party Debate, including a chilling moment when the crowd cheered at a hypothetical question about whether to allow a sick, uninsured man to die.

There was a lot of craziness going on in the latest GOP debate, hosted by CNN and the Tea Party, most of it involving the various candidates playing wack-a-mole with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But the most startling moment was during a hypothetical question posed by Wolf Blitzer about a 30-something, once healthy uninsured guy who didn't buy insurance when he could afford it, but got really sick and might die. Should we should let him die? While Ron Paul was trying to give his "go to a church for help if you're uninsured and dying of an illness answer" (more on that later), the crowd got a little restless and cheered for letting the dude die.

On top of the last debate where folks cheered Gov. Rick Perry's death penalty rate in Texas -- even when some of those folks killed were likely innocent -- has demonstrated a bloodlust among the conservative, "pro-lifer" crowd. Once again proving, the best thing you can do as a human being with these folks is stay a fetus as long as possible.

Once you get out, you're on your own.

Read Danielle Belton's entire blog entry at Black Snob.

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Danielle C. Belton is an associate editor at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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