© Jeff Danziger

No, I absolutely am not making this up. Rick Santorum, in his speech announcing he was running for the Republican nomination for president, declared that the D-Day Troops fought for freedom from Medicare.

Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom. … Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan.

I feel so much better now that I know that Santorum will fight so that you too will have the freedom to be screwed over by health insurance companies — it’s the American way!