“Duck Dynasty” star and wizard cosplayer Phil Robertson was on Fox News recently where he was asked for his opinion on Kamala Harris and healthcare for some reason.
Looking like someone who spends his weekends holding a sign that reads “REPENT SINNERS THE END IS NEAR” at an intersection, Robertson took the opportunity to launch into an impromptu sermon, explaining that nobody needs healthcare because of….God.
“Kamala I already have healthcare…it’s given to me by God….eternal healthcare..I’m guaranteed to be raised from the dead. I have life and immortality given to me by God through Jesus Christ.”
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson went on Fox Business today and said we don't need healthcare because God gives us free healthcare.— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 5, 2019
"Doctors can give you a temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die too." pic.twitter.com/rbeJVC473k
Please, sir, tell us more about this “eternal healthcare.” It sounds like a great policy but what’s the deductible?
When host Neil Cavuto drily interrupts Robertson’s heaven speech to say “But people get sick on Earth in human form so… ” the woodsy crackpot responds:
“The temporary reprieve is not worth it. I’m telling her: I have eternal healthcare and it’s free. Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve but they can not save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die too.”
“Everyone dies” is quite the healthcare wisdom I’ve come to expect from the star of Duck Dynasty. pic.twitter.com/u7pY3P0BXj— Shomeo (@SassBaller) February 5, 2019
Well, WTF, Jesus? The Duck Dynasty homophobe gets free eternal health and all I get is this lousy epilepsy? https://t.co/PZbf1SGHUr— ?️?Jenny Narwhal? (@Jenny_Trout) February 5, 2019
No I don't. I don’t give away free healthcare, jesus christ!— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) February 5, 2019
how are...(closes eyes and rubs bridge of nose)...how are people this damn stupid? https://t.co/E7WFa8ZeHg
Cavuto tries to salvage a rational thought from the wreckage of Robertson’s mangled magical thinking, meekly protesting:
“But you’re not dismissing that we need….people need healthcare, right?”
But Robertson barrels onward with narrow anecdotal evidence that he frames as universal fact:
“I didn’t have healthcare for fifty years and someone says now I’m rich and famous so I say Miss Kay you can buy every kind of insurance known to man if you want to but I never needed it for fifty years so there you go.”
It’s almost like the reality TV duck-hunter isn’t an expert on healthcare policy and may, in fact, know diddly squat about it. Good thing FOX is giving him a national platform to spout off about it while also spreading the Good Word.
Hmm. Maybe we shouldn’t be taking health policy advice from the Duck Dynasty guy after all. https://t.co/QXEU2gGjW4— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) February 5, 2019
Oh and he said a bunch of other dumb stuff too.
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson on capitalism, socialism and Starbucks pic.twitter.com/jdjAW6jNW2— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 5, 2019