Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Bronx Cheer!

No, this post is not about baseball's American League Eastern Division Champions, but to acknowledge Bronx-born Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), congressman from the Sunshine State's 8th district, as one of the few elected officials on the Democratic side with any balls. Finally, someone stands up to the lunacy, hypocrisy and malicious rhetoric spewed by the GOP and its allies, particularly in their fight against healthcare reform.

The Republican health care plan is this: Don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.

There it is. Doesn't get any clearer than that.

Of course, the thin-skinned GOP demanded Grayson apologize. You know, the party known for their love of civility, decorum, and high-minded debate. They were so flustered, poor dears. Meanwhile, Arizona GOP congressman Trent Franks recently called President Obama "an enemy of humanity." Some of his party brethren have also been publicly fantasizing about a presidential coup. Not to mention "death panels", the "birthers", etc. etc. etc. But Congressman Grayson was out of line. So he apologized.

I would like to apologize, I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.

Awesome. Here is the video:



Oh, and by the way, here are some choice quotes that illustrate why Rep. Grayson has no reason to apologize at all (kudos to Stepper at HuffPo):
“Last week Democrats released a health care bill which essentially said to America’s seniors: Drop dead.” [Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), 7/21/09]

– “They’re going to save money by rationing care, getting you in a long line. Places like Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. People die when they’re in line.” [Rep. Steve King (R-IA), 7/15/09]

– “The Republican plan will make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government.” [Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), 7/28/09]

– “That’s exactly what’s going on in Canada and Great Britain today…and a lot of people are going to die.” [Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), 7/10/09]

– “One in five people have to die because they went to socialized medicine! … I would hate to think that among five women, one of ‘em is gonna die because we go to socialized care.” [Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), 7/15/09]

'Nuff said.

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