The Republican Health Care Plan
Finally, a winning slogan for the Democrats. They’ve been on the defensive for too long against the nonstop rightwing blatherings about “Death Panels!” and “Government Takeover!”
And now the Democrats have finally figured it out: all they have to do is ask the Republicans “What’s YOUR health care plan?”
[squirm] [shifty eyes darting every which way]
That’s right, they don’t have one. Zilch. Nada. Zip point shit.
Republicans didn’t waste a minute derailing Bill Clinton’s health care plan in 1995. Since then, the Party of Lynchin’ has had fourteen years — fourteen fuckin’ years! — to come up with a health care plan of their own.
Did they ever come up with a plan? Did they have any alternatives to Clinton’s proposals? Did they ever make any effort whatsoever to deal with the health care crisis?
No, no and no.
Senator Richard Durbin said: “The Grand Old Party's coffers are empty when it comes to health care reform.”
And Obama was dissing Republicans about this while he was talking to a group of union activists: “What's your answer? What's your solution? You know what? They don't have one.”
Now that they’ve finally been called out on it, the Republicans will probably throw together a few sketchy pages of something meaningless, just so they can point to it and go “see, we do too have a plan.”
It’ll be like that time you had all semester to write a term paper but you didn’t start it until the night before it was due.
And speaking of leftwing conspiracies: one of my “favorite” rightwing bloggers had a link to this article. Those wicked Democrats have a foolproof sinister plan for passing “Obamacare,” no matter what it takes.