Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Max Baucus to 60 Million Uninsured Americans: Drop Dead

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (Democrat from the great state of Montana) has done something today no member of the Cato Institute or Ron Paul supporter could ever hope for--he destroyed public health care (which was not even much of an option, considering the pathetic nature of the bill, but at least it was something). I suppose a lobbyist's thanks needs to be extended to Max, as well as Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel--your continuous flaking for these Blue Dogs enabled the victory of the same folk who gave us Grover Cleveland and George Wallace.

I think this is what Gore Vidal meant when he once opined that the US has one political party with two right wings.

We get to live another year to see 45,000 more of our people die without health insurance. By the way, if you are one of the staffers for this receptacle of insurance money, from the bottom of our hearts, and I rarely say this so it is with full effect and meaning, Fuck You --and yes, Max, that most certainly includes you. If indeed there is a hell, may you burn in it for all of the stacked bodies of uninsured homicides whose early deaths you made possible.

Now, we get the pleasure of seeing whether the Senate Majority Leader will put the public option in budget, staving off a filibuster. Here is to hoping that Harry is not as spineless as Max.

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