July 1, 2012

Asshat of the Day

Mitch McConnell, who thinks that 30 million uninsured people "is not the issue." 

MCCONNELL: Well first let me say the first single thing we can do for the American system is get rid of ObamaCare. … The single biggest direction we can take in terms of improving health care is to get rid of this monstrosity. [...] 

WALLACE: But you’re talking about repealing and replace, how would you provide universal coverage? 

MCCONNELL: I’ll get to it in a minute. [...]

WALLACE: I just want to ask, what specifically are you going to do to provide universal coverage to the 30 million people who are uninsured? 

MCCONNELL: That is not the issue. The question is, how can you go step by step to improve the American health care system. … We’re not going to turn the American health care system into a Western European system.

(No matter how much better a Western European system would be, by the way. We're just not going to do it because...that's not the issue, so shut up!)

As someone once wrote (and I'll be hanged if I can remember who it was, and Google is no help; so if you know, please tell me), "There is no hole that goes so far, or is so forever unending, as an asshole."

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