As Twitchy reported earlier, Alfie Evans, who had been taken off of oxygen by the hospital and left to die passed away early Saturday morning. His parents had hoped to take him out of the U.K. hospital and transport him to Italy, which had granted him citizenship, but the U.K. courts would not allow him to leave.
Media Matters alumnus Oliver Willis now wants all of the hypocritical conservatives tweeting about Alfie’s case to either STFU or “back a robust U.S. system with expansive exhaustive care for all American children.”
I assume all the conservatives tweeting about the tragic UK child case will now back a robust us system with expansive exhaustive care for all American children, regardless of their wealth? No? Then STFU and stop being a hypocrite.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 28, 2018
before obamacare, insurance companies held people's lives in their hands with almighty unquestionable power. the system isnt perfect now but thats the hellhole the conservatives suddenly concerned about a child's life wanted us to go back to.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 28, 2018
Speaking of that “hellhole” that existed before Obamacare, didn’t Obama promise us that we could keep our doctors and keep our plans if we liked them? And what does this have to do with the Alfie Evans case and the courts ruling his parents couldn’t even take him home to live out his final days, let alone to a waiting hospital in Rome?
Swing and a miss… https://t.co/quizENOd0m
— Sacksonville (@JohnEkdahl) April 28, 2018
…. so, uh. Who’s gonna tell him?? https://t.co/FrQuezxsGF
— Jennifer Gumbel (@jgumbel) April 28, 2018
We have that, it's called St. Jude's, Children's Miracle Network, Catholic charities, Baptist Charities… https://t.co/0JEcQBEH28
— Daniel Shaw??? (@DShaw873) April 28, 2018
We have Chip and Medicaid. Try harder. What we don’t have is a govt who sentences children to death and takes parental rights away. Try harder. https://t.co/vb1zzTBr6n
— Joe (@JoeC1776) April 28, 2018
It’s amazing how little this dude comprehends https://t.co/4krB3tlqgy
— Cliff in ATX (@clifftx) April 28, 2018
Socialized medicine is why this child was tortured to death, you imbecile. https://t.co/s5z9VTK4eK
— Lynn Ylam (@PatriotPure) April 28, 2018
You do realize the system you propose is exactly the system that killed Alfie. https://t.co/CkShzB3PQw
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) April 28, 2018
When you completely miss the point https://t.co/NAeiWvzIQ5
— Jake Rodriguez (@secretaryofjake) April 28, 2018
Issue at hand in this case wasn’t cost, but choice. Specifically, who gets final say about life or death matters. The state decided they get to choose when to let a toddler die. Italy was willing to step in at no cost to the NHS. This premise is disingenuous. https://t.co/Sie9Y5Z80e
— Elijah Hubbard (@elijahsez) April 28, 2018
Let’s hit conservatives when a child dies to make a political point!
Who does that? Oliver does.
Not a single conservative wants a healthcare system that takes parental rights away. https://t.co/Pz6uM4jTNB
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) April 28, 2018
When you consider the #AlfieEvans case and how it all worked out, this tweet literally makes no sense. *Especially* from a conservative perspective. But I guess calling cons hypocrites for not wanting *squints* Govt run healthcare makes sense in the mind of a liberal https://t.co/avf8eBVqX6
— ConservativeBlackMan (@Thomasismyuncle) April 28, 2018
"It's better to let the state decide to kill someone else's child, so you can get your free, crappy healthcare. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!" https://t.co/1OcZaejJy1
— Mo Mo (@molratty) April 28, 2018
I assume all dishonest opinion writers tweeting about the same case will now realize that armed guards from private insurance companies weren’t holding a child hostage on behalf of the government. https://t.co/K9Bnjxv1T2
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) April 28, 2018
Conservatives hate that the State has taken the power of life and death decisions away from families, so they definitely will support more State intervention in medicine, right? ?♂️ https://t.co/7AMhKspIS3
— I'm With Zer (@imwithzer) April 28, 2018
LOL. This is comedy gold.
"I assume all the conservatives pointing out a recent, glaring example the utter failure of socialized medicine WILL ALL NOW SUDDENLY SUPPORT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!"
I don't know what Oliver's taking, but it can't be legal. https://t.co/Pklx5efWBU
— It wasn't meh (@RightAllTheTime) April 28, 2018
Hypocrite who mocks conservatives for tweeting about a tragic UK child case that exposes fatal flaws in nationalized healthcare now expects conservatives to support nationalized healthcare.
The stupid, it burns… https://t.co/f5GAmkn0mF
— Zuub Chudloogie (@WiFi_Ed) April 28, 2018
Name one single verifiable case where a child died as a result of an insurance company refusing to pay for a life-saving operation. Just one. If you can’t find one, then maybe you should stfu. https://t.co/h23d37zx8G
— Matt Gibson (@MattGibson150) April 28, 2018
No. The #AlfieEvans issue reveals why we don't want a government run health care system. The government mandated Alfie's death. His parents had no say in his health care, the court did. In a free market system, he would have received extensive care regardless.#AlfiesArmy https://t.co/keqLOfnEGf
— David Biddle (@davidebiddle) April 28, 2018
We decry the natural consequences of giving government near-total control over health care, yet we're hypocrites unless we agree to . . . give government near-total control over health care? https://t.co/dhJzWzARHa
— CG's Dragon Energy (@cg_shadow) April 28, 2018
"The only way to oppose the state sanctioned murder of a child under the pretense of medical care is to create a system that empowers the state-sanctioned murder of children under the pretense of medical care. Checkmate, conservatives." https://t.co/Df09epVS8d
— Drew Odesseiron, ClarkHatromancer (@onefiftyfivemm) April 28, 2018
So I guess all the prochoice people who staunchly support a woman's right to choose, will be speaking up for Alfie's mom, who had no choice whatsoever. This is a ridiculously dumb tweet. Conservatives don't want exhaustive state overreach. How do you not get this?? https://t.co/wq01g9ounJ
— Andrea Howe (@andreavhowe) April 28, 2018
Hard to conceive a take that makes less sense than this https://t.co/xpr14ysRg7
— LW (@redstatetake) April 28, 2018
'SOULLESS HACK': Guardian reporter uses the slow murder of Alfie Evans to bash CONSERVATIVES https://t.co/u8OMURiiyf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 26, 2018