05 November, 2009

Your Daily Dose of Health Care Reform Stupidity

You know, this talk of dragging feet on health care reform makes me very not happy.  So does this talk of triggers.  Attention, Dems: we gave you the House, the Senate, and the White House.  We expect results.  We didn't ask for a trigger.  Get a fucking move on.

Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu: still fucking idiots.

At least Rep. Sestak is going to bat for those about to lose their COBRA coverage and subsidies.  And the White House is pushing back hard on GOP foolishness.  That's something.  Sorta.

If you're a little unclear on reform, TPM's got just the post for you.

Wanna have some fun?  Michael Steele, intoxicated by - well, I'm not quite sure what, since the Cons didn't win much of anything aside from a couple of governors' seats they would've had to be even dumber than usual to lose - is holding a 12-hour Pelosi-bashing fest. Go log on and ask his merry band of fuckwits some difficult questions.

Were you wondering who the next Con claiming health care will kill us all in our beds would be?  Wonder no more.  I'm sure you're shocked it's Rep. Broun.

And, finally, here's a prime example as to why giving in to Con demands is never a good idea:
In September, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) organized a discharge petition in order to force a vote on a resolution that would “require that legislation and conference reports be available on the Internet for 72-hours before consideration by the House.” “It’s just common sense: Americans should be allowed to read the text of major bills before Congress votes on them,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH).

The House Democratic leadership eventually agreed to post health care legislation online for 72-hours before bringing it up for a vote. But once they got what they wanted, conservatives started to complain that 72-hours wasn’t enough. “They are only giving you 72-hours to read it,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Glenn Beck’s radio show today. “So they obviously are embarrassed of their own bill.”

On WorldNetDaily’s radio show today, Rep. John Linder (R-GA) claimed that Democrats were only including the 72-hour waiting period because they needed more time to twist arms for votes....
They demand a 72-hour waiting period.  Dems give it to them.  They then use the waiting period they requested to bash Dems.  Classic fucking classless Con behavior.

Attention, Dems: do not ever give these assclowns anything they ask for ever again. 

1 comment:

Cujo359 said...

Actually, what the Republicans asked for is a good idea. We should have had a 72 hour waiting period before they voted on the (un)PATRIOT Act, among others. The Democrats were right to "give" it to them, because they're actually giving all of us something that can make government work better.

Now that the GOP is complaining about the waiting period being too short, the Democrats should just point out all the videos of Republicans asking for a 72 hour period. If they needed 96 hours, or a week, they could have asked for it. I think 72 hours is reasonable. It's their job to study the legislation they are voting on. If their staffs can't get that done, they should hire better people. Hiring their big donors' idiot nephews and nieces is going to have drawbacks.