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January 19, 2010

“Democrats are in the nurse’s office because they glued their balls to their thighs.”

by Ben Hoffman

Is anybody else completely fed up with the Democrats in Congress and the President? John Stewart did a great bit about the Massachusetts election today:

“If this lady loses, the health care reform bill that the beloved late senator considered his legacy, will die. And the reason it will die… is because if Coakley loses, Democrats will only have an 18 vote majority in the Senate, which is more than George W. Bush ever had in the Senate when did whatever the fuck he wanted to.”

“It’s not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It’s that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse’s office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs.”

Watch the full video here.

Obama got off to a good start last year by passing the stimulus bill, which — contrary to the lies right-wingers pulled out of their asses — did indeed create and save a lot of jobs. It may have kept us out of another depression.

On the other hand, the health insurance reform effort has been a joke. Rather than go with simple reform, like limiting the amount of money insurance companies can use for administration, or even just prohibiting them from denying coverage if somebody gets sick, they create a thousand page monstrosity that’s a giant giveaway to the insurance companies.

I think a better metaphor would be: the Democrats are playing chess and the Republicans are playing dodge ball.


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