On a day when most Americans are celebrating the United States’ independence from Great Britain and wishing the country a happy birthday, Parental Guidance star Bette Midler was lamenting America’s loss to its former ruler across the pond.
Midler deviated from the traditional feelings of patriotism on July 4 and took to Twitter to express her disappointment, imaging a country that lost the Revolutionary War, but as a result, has universal healthcare.
Great Britain is well known for its universal healthcare, provided by the National Health Service and founded in 1948. However, according to the Cato Institute, the country’s healthcare system faces severe problems, with hospitals seeing limited resources and patients experiencing long waits to see physicians.
Still, Midler rarely shies away from voicing her opinion on politics, accusing the Koch Brothers of stifling minority voters earlier this week and saying the filmmaker jailed after the Benghazi attacks for making an anti-Muslim video should be charged with murder.
Check out her ridiculous fantasy.
Happy Independence Day! Just think, if we hadn’t won that war, today wouldn’t be a holiday AND we’d have health care.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 4, 2013