30 September 2009

Almost Enough To Make Me Want To Live In Florida**

Representative Alan Grayson, a Democrat who represents the Orlando area, stood in Congress yesterday evening and ripped the "Just Say No" party a new asshole for their stalling and hedging and kowtowing to Big Insurance with regards to health care reform. In part, he said that the Republican plan for Americans is to "die quickly" if they get sick, so as to not be an unfair burden on the profit margins of the Insurance Industry.

This, of course, was viewed as the worst thing since women got the vote the Emancipation Proclamation... ummm, the Worst Thing EVAR!!!!

Never mind Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Glenn Freaking Beck and their constant insane ravings about President Obama being a Communo-Fascist-Islamo-Manchurian Candidate Anti-Christ.

Grayson must apologize, else it's the end of the world!! Or so the Republican windbags would have it.

Here's what Grayson had to say when asked if he would apologize (from Roll Call via Think Progress):

“I would like to apologize,” he said. “I would like to apologize to the dead.”

Citing a statistic that 44,789 Americans die each year because they don’t have health insurance, Grayson said, “That is more than ten times the number of Americans who died in the war in Iraq, it’s more than ten times the number of Americans who died on 9/11. …It happens every year.”

Grayson added in another apparent dig at the GOP, “We should care about people even after they are born.”

Grayson apologized one last time.

“I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner,” he said.

[...]

“I don’t think the Democrats need to be on defense,” Grayson told reporters. “I think we should be on the offense and not the defense, and that’s where I plan to stay.”




Awesome, and how the Democrats should be acting.

**okay, full disclosure. There's no way in HELL that I would live in Central Florida. All the heat and humidity, and no ocean. Ick. (no offense to people who live there, it's just not my cup o' climate)

1 comment:

Dusty said...

A good blogger bud of mine works for Grayson, Jet Netwal co-founder of Bring it On.

She always told me he would shake the bullshit out of the House and DC in general..and now I believe her. ;)