Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RoJo still after the kids' medications, grandpa's nursing home care

Let's add to Senator Ron Johnson's permanent, empathy-free record on health care for low-income seniors and disabled kids his cold-hearted re-affirmed pledge Tuesday to keep trying to repeal and replace Obamacare in the face of overwhelming opposition from medical experts, rejection by the general public and contradiction by the basics of human compassion.
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And while Johnson's persistent intention to throw millions of Americans off their health insurance - - behavior that should force this or any public official with a smidgen of shame and a slpit-second, involuntary moment of clarity to immediately turn in their resignation and beg for forgiveness - - make sure you consider how dishonestly Johnson rationalized and spun the failure of his bill by doubling-down in his patented, partisan and insensitive style after his own party's leadership surrendered it without a floor vote: 
 "When it came right down to the moment of truth, unfortunately far too many Republicans didn't honor that [repeal and replace] promise, and in fact acted an awful lot like Democrats that they wanted to throw more money at the problem," Johnson said.
"That created a schism within our party and we weren't able to pass a bill"
If Johnson had an authentic moment of truth, he'd have said 'my bill failed because it was a lousy bill. I apologize."

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