26 August, 2009

Your Daily Dose of Health Care Reform Stupidity

This shall probably become a regular feature until health care reform is passed. And it will be passed. We owe it to Teddy.

Breaking news: Sen. Chuck Grassley of has sharp disagreement with Chuck Grassley of 15 seconds ago. He's also unfazed by town hall attendees who state they'd “take a gun to Washington if enough of you would go with me.” Far be it from him to discourage people showing up at the White House with assault weapons.

In further town hall news, Sen. Tom Coburn tells a weeping and desperate woman that the government can't help her with her health care woes, then immediately disproves himself by promising his office will help her. CNN's Rick Sanchez would like to know what Coburn's office plans to do about "the other 46,999,999 who don't have insurance, and the thousands upon thousands of Americans who say they do have insurance but like her, they're not getting covered?" You go, Rick!

Continuing the Cons Contradicting Themselves theme, Michael Steele has once again decided that Medicare is icky and the private market is better. Yes, this is the same man who was staunchly defending Medicare only yesterday, and promising cuts to Medicare the day before that. Headache now.

The Independent Women's Forum sends out an email promising we'll all die of breast cancer if we don't stop Obama. Gee, I wonder if they're a right-wing front group or just lying sacks of shit?

More whining from the right about having to read the whole thing - even when it's double-spaced with enormous margins. Poor babies. I wonder if we should start a Legislation-on-Tape program for them?

McCain gets spanked by Faux News' Shep Smith for lying about the budget reconcilation process. '"The truth is Republicans used this in 2001, 2003, and 2005 to pass then-President George Bush’s tax cuts,' Smith said." Somebody call an ambulance - I'm having a heart attack from someone at Faux News performing an honest fact-check on a Con.

Blue Dog Jim Cooper pits himself against doctors and declares himself the winner. Probably not the best way to win the physician vote, there, Jim.

Meanwhile, Blue Dog John Tanner tells folks "There currently is not mass support for the public option" and warns it probably won't be included in the final legislation. Blue Texan asks,

Might there be another reason John Tanner opposes the public option?


Sure it's just a coincidence.


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