Thursday, December 12, 2013

Top Stupid of the Day

If you’re going to compare Obamacare to iron-bound socialism, it might help if you knew the name of the socialist paradise you’re using as an example.

A Republican Congressman tried, but failed, to compare Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the North Korean dictator during a House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

The comment came during an exchange about the effect of preventive services on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius disputed Rep. John Shimkus’ (R-IL) claim that offering prevention benefits without cost sharing would increase beneficiaries’ health care expenses. “There is no free lunch, Madam Secretary!,” Shimkus charged. “When you mandate coverage, it is rolled directly on premiums, premiums increase, that is paying for these services!” Sebelius responded by arguing that investing in prevention could decrease costs down the road.

Shimkus grew visibly agitated by her explanation and tried to compare Sebelius to the leaders of North Korea. But rather than referencing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Shimkus likened the Secretary to the “Republic of Korea” or South Korea, America’s ally in the region. “Alright, I got it. We’re just going to agree to disagree. It’s like talking to the Republic of Korea or something,” he said.

All those people look alike anyway, right?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Girl Talk

The GOP outreach to women marches on.

As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: appeal to their emotions.

In an interview Sunday with WHO-TV in Des Moines, host Dave Price asked Jacobs what the “biggest difference between men and women” is, in terms of reaching out to them as voters.

“I think you have to connect with women on an emotional level,” said Jacobs. “And with a wife of 25 years and an 18-year-old daughter, I’ve had a lot of coaching on that.”

Yeah, forget all the stuff about pay equity or reproductive rights; they don’t understand all that kind of talk.  Oh, and be sure to catch them at the right time of the month, too.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Top Stupid of the Day

And the winner by a mile is Rick Santorum who compares the battle over apartheid in South Africa to Obamacare.

Rick Santorum said Thursday that Nelson Mandela had fought against “some great injustice” — apartheid — just as Republicans are fighting against the great injustice of Obamacare.

“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said Thursday in an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News.

The worst part of this gross stupidity is not only are there people who walk on their hind legs who believe this bullshit, but it also trivializes the epic struggle millions of black South Africans went through for generations by comparing it to a law that improves the lives of citizens.

That moves it beyond just ordinary stupid to evil.