The New Yorker is nauseatingly elitist. Occasionally they outdo themselves. Andy Borowitz’ attempt to make his readers laugh is a case in point: he’s got his head so far up his anti-gun fundament that he inadvertently stumbles onto the truth about guns. Like this:
Americans who feared that Barack Obama would come for their guns are happy that Donald Trump is coming for their health care, a new report finds.
In interviews conducted across the country, people expressed satisfaction that, by taking away their ability to see a doctor rather than their ability to shoot people, the federal government “finally has its priorities straight.”
“I couldn’t get a night’s sleep, worrying about Obama taking away my guns,” Carol Foyler, a gun owner from Kentucky, said. “Now that we have a President who’s just taking away my family’s health care, I can breathe easier.”
Harland Dorrinson, a gun fancier from Wyoming, concurred. “In Europe, everyone has health care and no one has guns,” he said. “You couldn’t pay me to live there.” Noting that thousands of people die in hospitals every year, he added, “Health care has killed more people than guns have.”
True! According to propublica.org . . .
A study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety says . . . between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.”
So . .. what part of that is funny? What part of any of Borowitz’ article is funny? In fact, truer words were never written in [a lame attempt at] jest.
Tracy Klugian, a gun hobbyist in Florida, said he strongly supported the Trump Administration’s policy, which he summarized as, “If you like the guns you have, you can keep those guns.”