Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Attacks Woman Whose Sister Died of Cancer

Birther and horrible person Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft attacked a woman who recently thanked President Obama through tears for passing the Affordable Health Care Act and told him her sister died of cancer after not being able to afford health insurance.  Politico reported the original story:
After Obama's speech in Sandusky, he encountered a sobbing Stephanie Miller, who later told reporters about her encounter with Obama.
"I thanked him for the getting the Affordable Health Act passed," Miller said, referring to the health care overhaul the Supreme Court upheld last week.
Miller said her sister passed away from colon cancer four years ago — partly because she could not purchase health insurance. 
"Even after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was told her income was too high for Medicaid," Miller said.

Then creepy Hoft wrote about the event with the following headline: "Oh Brother. Sobbing Ohio Woman at Obama Campaign Stop Just Happens to Be 'Obama's Best Fan' "

This disgraceful behavior actually isn't a first for Hoft.  Two years ago, he attacked tireless St. Louis activist Melanie Shouse immediately after Melanie passed away from cancer after not being able to afford preventative care.  In the days following Melanie's death, Hoft wrote: 
It’s just too bad this woman didn’t call St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. They offer free breast exams to women who are in need of assistance. I suppose that’s Bush’s fault, too.
There really is nothing they won’t do or say to get this nationalized health care bill rammed through Congress.

Nothing is beneath these people.

h/t Eric Boehlert. 


  1. Hoft is a very sick person.. its only a matter of time till he and his sick and twisted St Louis "media" friends go off the deep end.

  2. I would like help breaking down the demographics of people who vote Republican. Here is my guess:
    40% of all voters vote Republican

    20% of the population are bigoted, religious extremists, who have a happy home in the Republican Party. They make up half of all Republicans.

    10% are otherwise hateful, greedy people who don't mind the bigots so much.

    10% are low- information voters who are only slightly bigoted, greedy, or extreme in their religious views. They think that Republicans emulate their values in some way, but they have a hard time explaining why.

    I have many intelligent, conservative friends; but I am sorry to say that most of them fall into that last category.