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Gutfeld on Sanders comparing GOP Health Care Bill to 9/11

It's only been a month since the Stephen Scalise shooting and the left are back to branding the opposition as killers. At a rally in Kentucky, Bernie Sanders actually compared the GOP health care bill to 9/11. Of course he says nobody can predict exactly how many people will die if they lose their coverage:

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SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, I-VT.: Nobody can predict exactly how many people will die if they lose their coverage. Nobody can make that prediction.

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But what the heck, do it anyway!

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SANDERS: But what experts at the Harvard School of Public Health estimate is that if 23 million Americans were to be thrown off the insurance they currently have -- which is what the House bill would do -- up to, up to 28,000 Americans every single year could die. That is nine times more than the tragic losses we suffered on 9/11 every single year.

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There you go. At least he didn't compare it to the Holocaust -- yet.

So once again the left brand any Republican act as deadly, making the GOP nine times worse than Al Qaeda. This smear -- which Bernie says no one can make, then he goes ahead and makes it -- is based on another wild and likely false prediction. If you say rolling back Obamacare will cost lives, first you have to prove that it saves lives. Too bad it's not supported by reduced mortality rates.

So it's a harmful fib that could lead to real harm. If you buy the numbers -- 28,000 could die due to the actions of 240 evil Republicans -- where do you end up? You end up in bed with Scalise's shooter. To save thousands of lives, just kill 240 -- it seems logical if you're a leftist. Their moral relativism combined with their demonization of adversaries who defy the ideology of the oppressed excuses such violence. Be it in a mob in Hamburg, defending Linda Sarsour, excusing terrorists like Bill Ayers, idealizing tyrants like Stalin or Mao, or finally implying that Scalise had it coming.

Oh, to be a leftist. If their hearts are in the right place, they can rip out yours.

Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld