Now that more details on a new health care deal have started to come out, Joe Lieberman (Incompetent-CT) has emerged once again to spread his gloom and doom and vow to destroy health care reform single-handedly. Today he made another statement, with what I thought was an ironic choice of words:
“I’ve told them that I can’t support a trigger–no, actually, to be more explicit: If they say that it’s unlikely to be [pulled] then it’s unnecessary,” Lieberman said. “It’s an irritant. And I keep saying to my colleagues: the underlying bill, that I would say 60 of us in the caucus support, that is, the parts that we support in the underlying bill, are so full of progress–let’s get that done, and stop trying to squeeze in things that some of us, respectfully, just won’t accept.”
“It’s an irritant.” Really? Condescend much Joe?
This “trigger,” no better yet, this entire health care thing has become an “irritant” to Joe Lieberman. He says this as if he’s discussing hemorrhoids or something.
Yes, well dying because you don’t have health insurances is a bit of an “irritant” too, Joe. And by the way, think about that the next time you’re parading around at a Komen Race For The Cure Event. Think about all the women who die from breast cancer because they can’t afford mammograms. That’s just one example.
Your ego and your quest to play God as you prevent so many people in this country from access to the very health insurance that you enjoy courtesy of those very taxpayers, you are not merely an irritant, you are much, much worse. The very people who elected you want this “irritant” and yet you couldn’t care less. You’re not doing the job you were elected to do and you should just get out of the way and let someone else do it.
Just. Go. Joe.
Joe Lieberman’s wife Hadassah is now the Global Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. I feel that her job is a conflict of interest when her husband is vowing to defeat health care reform and this greatly affects many women that the Komen Foundation claims to work for. They raise a lot of funds, and the big question is who might benefit from those funds, as well as where those funds are going.
In response, the Komen spokesperson said today:
But it’s not happening, says Foundation spokesperson Pamela Stevens. “We value her work as global ambassador and have every intention of keeping her in this capacity,” Stevens told me, repeatedly refusing to address the substance of the case against her.
Please sign the petition mentioned above.
You can also contact the Komen Foundation here.