Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Craziest Republican of the Day: Andy Harris

Craziest? Most hypocritical? Most self-absorbed? Whatever the case, this is the Republican sense of entitlement at its finest:

A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.

Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland's Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.

"He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care," said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange...

"Harris then asked if he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap," added the aide, who was struck by the similarity to Harris's request and the public option he denounced as a gateway to socialized medicine.

Oh no! A guy who makes a lot of money and just got elected to Congress won't have coverage for four weeks... whatever is he going to do?

How about buy some private insurance? Or how about just shut the fuck up?

Because, within the self-pity party, what he's saying is, fuck the millions and millions of Americans who either don't have adequate coverage or don't have coverage at all. Fuck 'em. All that matters is me!

My dear Americans, here are your 2010 Republicans. Just remember that you put them back in power in the House.

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