Please, quick. Somebody call the police.
It appears that someone has kidnapped not only the nun-celebrity Sister Simone Campbell, but her entire bus, all the nuns on her bus, and most devastating of all, her resolute determination to cruise around with her Nuns on the Bus and rid the country of uninsured Americans.
She had to have been kidnapped, right?
How else could we possibly explain the absence in recent days of such a champion for the rights of the uninsured?
O Sister, Where Art Thou?
Why, it was just a few short years ago that Sister Simone led a heroic effort to fabricate the illusion of Catholic support for the Affordable Care Act and make Obamacare into a reality.
In March 2010, even before the days of her magical mystery bus tour, when she was spearheading the push among leftist Catholics to get Obamacare passed, Sister Simone penned a letter on behalf of herself and (some) other women religious in which she wrote:
“We have witnessed firsthand the impact of our national health care crisis, particularly its impact on women, children and people who are poor. We see the toll on families who have delayed seeking care due to a lack of health insurance coverage or lack of funds with which to pay high deductibles and co-pays.”
Sister Simone, how could anyone doubt your compassion, or your steadfast resolve to help those without insurance coverage?
Which is why it is so very odd that we haven’t heard from you in the last few weeks.
Hey Little Sister Simone, What Have You Done?
Billy Idol is right, Sister. What have you done?
Because you see, it turns out there’s a funny little twist with that healthcare law you championed:
5,000,000 Americans have lost their health insurance coverage because of it.
Oh yeah, and many more are about to.
So please Sister Simone, help us. Help your fellow Americans. Help the poor, the suffering, the uninsured. You didn’t let those mean conservatives stop you when you wanted to see Obamacare become the law of the land. You didn’t let Paul Ryan stop you when you wanted to protest his budget. So why let your shameless Democratic party loyalty and selective advocacy for liberal pet causes stop you now?
Lord Help the Mister Who Comes Between Me and My Sister Simone
Please Sister Simone, come to our aid in this hour of need. For your country. For your faith. For the alarming number of ordinary people who are losing their health coverage because of the disastrous beached whale of a fraud you helped to force on the American people.
Sister Simone Campbell, patron saint of the uninsured, we need you now more than ever.
So please, come back and start up that bus. We’ll be waiting.
Help Us, Sister Simone – You’re Our Only Hope.