Rep. Michele Bachmann delivered a typically incoherent speech at CPAC this year which revolved around the theme of caring; specifically, conservatives care and liberals do not.
To demonstrate her point, Bachmann claimed that people cared back in the 1950s, which was why Dr. Jonas Salk found a vaccine for polio and then gave it to President Eisenhower who, because he also cared, then gave it to all Americans.
Contrast that to today when the nation is facing the costs associated with treating Alzheimer’s Disease when “a much smarter strategy would be to develop a cure. That’s caring!”
According to Bachmannm, we could easily find a cure for Alzheimer’s within ten years “if we’d only put our mind to it,” but we are not even trying to find cures for things like this and cancer and diabetes because there is too much government regulation and taxation.
“That not caring,” Bachmann declared, “it’s time we cared”: