Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Damn you, Max Baucus and your ilk!

For tonight, at least, and probably until we get decent health care for everyone in this nation, Max Baucus' sins are retained. So are Kent Conrad's.

It is appalling to think that this asshole can bloviate like this:
"No one has been able to show me how we can count up to 60 votes with a public option," Baucus said. "I want a bill that can become law."

One of the first things he could do to make 60 votes possible is to give it his wholehearted support, since 2 out of 3 Americans WANT a strong public option. All he has done - allegedly in the name of (pardon me while I puke) bipartisanship but more likely as a good lapdog for his health industry donors - is enable the naysayers.

The man is so full of shit he could walk into the Capitol and back up all the toilets merely by his presence.

Oh yes, I am furious with DINOs like Baucus and Conrad and the others who enabled the Rethugnicans today. Their opposition to the watered down compromise of a public option - contrasted with single payer, which is what we should be going for and progressives HAVE ALREADY COMPROMISED ON - which means they support letting the health insurance industry in its ongoing rape of the American people and murder by spreadsheet, shows their true colors. They have no respect for the American people, their needs, their will, or their intelligence.

Fortunately for them, God is their judge. If it were up to me they'd be burning in hell tonight.


Barring that I hope their sorry asses get kicked to the curb in the next primary.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Seems to me you have every right to be furious!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Let's not forget that Obama is in Copenhagen, doing heavy-duty lobbying for the Olympics in Chicago, rather than leaning on the senators on the Finance Committee to do the right thing. Where oh where is our Lyndon Johnson when we need him to twist arms until it hurts?