Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) discusses the difference between the Democratic and the (non-existent) Republican health care plan:

[The Republican plan would] 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.

As I said over at Shakesville where I nicked this from, Ms. Foxx is either unfamiliar with the concept of a living will, she’s too dumb to play dead in a cowboy movie, or she’s willfully misleading the United States Congress. Any one of those should immediately disqualify her from holding public office.

Oh wait, she’s a Republican. Never mind.

The other part of this story that rankles is that the Democrats have really done a lousy job of getting their message out about their proposals. Of course, when you’re going up against some of the toughest lobbying groups in Washington — the insurance industry and their minions — and the Republican noise machine which, if it has accomplished little else, has certainly learned how to obfuscate, exaggerate, mislead, and, to quote the former governor of Alaska, make stuff up, it’s kind of hard to make a case based on facts and logic.