That Churchill quote about appeasement from the current issue of the New Yorker was good—good and awkward for conservatives—but this Churchill quote about the creation of Britain's National Health Service is just as good and more awkward for all those Churchill-worshiping conservatives out there:
This faith in government as the essential caretaker led him later to support the creation of a national health service, "in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available."
Faith in government? Equal opportunities to benefit? Medical care provided irrespective of means? My God, the man was a socialist! Shouldn't Glenn Beck be praising Barack Obama for sending that bust back?