What can you say about these assholes?
Proving that making a political point is more important to Republicans than anything else, including saving potentially millions of lives, an increasing number of Republican governors are announcing that they'll refuse the Medicaid expansion money from the federal government. Think Progress has been tracking the state's decisions and has found, so far, 10 Republican governors will refuse it, and another 19 are unsure.
Something Democrats have forgotten as this "argument" has progessed:
- Republicans are way past the point of being shamed by any action they perform. Trying to shame Republican Governors over their refusal of funds to improve the health of their citizens is a monumental and narcissistic waste of time.
- Any, and I mean ANY penny, dime, quarter, or dollar, obtained by ANY government, be that local, state, or federal, to be used for ANY purpose, let alone a common public good like the "general welfare" (sound familiar?) of its citizens, is stolen and should be returned to its owner immediately.
- Health Insurance, not to mention Health Care (Jesus Forbid!) is not a right, nor even an entitlement. If you can't afford it, then you are obviously not worthy and, as Alan Grayson says: if you get sick, you better die fast so as not to burden your family. Let the Free Market prevail!
- Corporations are people, the only people recognized by Republicans, and they are the people who deserve most from governments' ability to choose winners, skew policy to favor one group, or refrain another group from impinging on their inalienable right to make every last frickin' cent available from The Market.
These are the people with whom we are supposed to be bipartisan.
And all I can say to Democrats, until they realize the truth, is bring your own lubricant, because this ain't going to be pleasurable trying to improve upon the "tax" and bill that the Dread Justice Roberts just affirmed. And thank your local Physician Practitioner that we have a "Democrat" Governor: John Hickenlooper can bow at the alter of Natural Gas Fracking, but he wouldn't dare decline health care money for our poorest citizens and their children, would he?