Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Across the Cascade Curtain…

…the current occupant of Tom Foley's seat polishes up her wingnut credentials...
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Surrounded by a group of parents clutching pictures of their special needs children, two Republican members of Congress stood in front of the Capitol on Tuesday and warned that President Obama's proposed health care system will lead to a rationing of care for children with disabilities.
Yep, that was Cathy McMorris-Rodgers up there with Arizona's Trent Franks, playing the Palin card, and like Palin, they lied…
McMorris-Rodgers could not point to any specific language in the legislation currently before Congress that would deny health care to disabled children, but she said she and the families were worried that a government-run health insurance plan would give power to a government bureaucrat who would be able to decide whether or not "certain procedures or certain devices" would be covered for individuals.

The independent fact-checker PolitiFact wrote last month that there "is no panel in any version of the health care bills in Congress that judges a person's 'level of productivity in society' to determine whether they are 'worthy' of health care."
McMorris-Rodgers not only joins Palin in politically exploiting her own Downs Syndrome child, but like her apparent new role model from the north, she does it with a lie made up out of whole cloth.

McMorris-Rodgers likes to project a moderate image, but this move puts her squarely in the ranks of the tactical extremists in her party who will say or do anything to obstruct progress and to instill and exploit the climate of fear that their radical, fundamentally un-American ideology requires for survival.

Hat tip to Steve Benen.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Demeur said...

Now I know it's time to ignore these wingnuts. Remember Bush signing into law SCHIP the bill that covered these children that Kennedy pushed.

So I'm wondering when the real health care bill will come out because the one Baucus just presented isn't going anywhere. We should call Baucus the DINO he is. Bought and paid for by the insurance companies.

12:47 AM  
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