Friday, October 02, 2009

Rep. Grayson - GOP Are A Bunch Of Neanderthals.

The one good thing that has come out of the health discussion in the United States is that I got to learn of Weiner, a Democrat prepared to come out and make an intelligent argument for health care for all.

And now, we have Grayson coming out and attacking the Republicans as "knuckle dragging Neanderthals." So, if nothing else has come out of all of this, I have at least discovered two Democrats who are prepared to stand up to this Republican nonsense over healthcare and call their behaviour out as the obstructionism which it blatantly is.

Did he go too far when he said that the Republican health plan essentially was "Hurry up and die"? Yes, of course he did. But only because he suggested that they care how long it took you to perish. The truth is that, once an insurance company deny a patient care, they don't care what happens to that patient at all, they care only about their own profits. It's no skin off of their nose if you take years to die. But, apart from that one quibble, Grayson is spot on when he says that the Republicans are bringing nothing to the table on this debate because they are in the pockets of these insurance companies.

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