I'd also like to see Ben Nelson get his arse kicked out of the Senate. Anyone who won't pledge to stand with his caucus against a Con filibuster deserves no less. Where's a good sex scandal on the Dem side when we need one?
Speaking of sex scandals, David "Diapers" Vitter's needing some cash for his campaign. He's using lies and bullshit about health care reform to beg for it. We expect no less of a man who preaches family values while wearing diapers with prostitutes.
Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Broun thinks his constituents should answer their own damned questions regarding how to get insurance companies to pay for necessary treatment. The party of ideas strikes again.
That was almost as idealicious as Rush Limbaugh's assinine idea that health care wouldn't be as expensive if consumers paid for it out-of-pocket. He's back on the hard drugs, isn't he?
Those arguing against the public option should take a look at what happens to insurer profits if a robust public option doesn't make it into the bill. I don't know about you, but pumping another half-billion dollars into already bloated vampires isn't my idea of reform.
Brings to mind a good point:
Amanda Marcotte gets to the heart of the matter:Absofuckinglutely.The people who value human lives over corporate profits aren’t the ones who should be required to explain ourselves. Our argument is sound. We believe all people are equal, and that the rich’s wallets are therefore not more important than your lives. We’re the ones who stick by the principles of our founding documents, and we’re the ones who steadfastly maintain that human life is valuable, even if the human holding it isn’t a rich insurance company executive.
It’s the people who are putting corporate profits ahead of human lives who need to explain themselves. They’re the ones who should be asked why corporate profits count more than lives.
And speaking of dollars, fiscal scolds should take note: Obama's plan will cost right around a trillion dollars over ten years and is, for the most part, paid for. Bush's tax cuts, on the other hand, cost close to 2.5 trillion dollars, and were most definitely not paid for. This does not include the two wars and the giveaway to drug companies that were also not paid for. So excuse me if I don't believe a single fucking word you assclowns say about fiscal responsibility.
Finally, a big shout-out to Anthony Weiner, who can't see how he'd vote for a bill without a public option. I heart Anthony Weiner.