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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Congressman Andy Harris: Furious about Socialized Medicine

Words like “irony” don’t even begin to describe this. Freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R—ArrogantFuck) is having a hissyfit over government-paid health care. But it’s not what you think. He’s having a tantrum because he just found out that His OWN socialized medical coverage won’t take effect until next February.

What’s a wealthy parasite to do???

Andy Harris is an anesthesiologist. In his congressional campaign, he constantly railed against Obamacare and pledged to repeal it. His Democratic opponent had voted against Obamacare, but Harris trashed him for not being “committed” enough and for not promising to repeal it.

And now that Harris has been elected, he wants to have the same government-paid health coverage that he doesn’t want his lowly constituents to have. And he doesn’t want to wait until next February; he wants it Now. NOW. [stamps foot]

Like they say, you can’t make this shit up.

The whole thing came out at a benefits session for new House members and their families. According to a staff member who was present:

“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care….Harris then asked if he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap.”

Wait! You don’t mean — No! — the Public Option?!?!?!? You know, that commie proposal that you voted against? Asshole!

After Andy Harris had gotten the earthshaking news that his health coverage wouldn’t start until February, he sobbed:

“This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed.”

From millions of uninsured workers to Congressman Andy Harris:
We Feel Your Pain.



Blogger J. Marquis said...

This is just such a great story. I've it up on my blog too.

November 16, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Seems like the right wing pols who rail the loudest against homosexuality are closet gays. Seems like the right wing pols who rail so loudly against government programs change their tune when it comes to Medicare/Medicaid and their Social Security benefits. And here we have a right wing pol who rails against government-provided health care, and then he is demanding it! What a doofus.

And what a bunch of doofii those politicians are who have views similar to this guy's. It is amazing to me that voters will fall for the two-faced crap these hypocrites spew.

November 16, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed,”

This shows how clueless he is, not to know that there are millions of working Americans WITHOUT any Health care at all, let alone to let it start on the first day.

You mean he can't afford the Cobra in the meantime? Remind me to shed a tear for him!

I have worked some jobs where you couldn't get benefits until you passed probation - maybe we should do that for Congress


November 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

It just goes to show, that in the eyes of this jackass, he thinks he's superior to the rest of us.
I just want 5 minutes....

November 17, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the only employer that gives top rate health care for free. Not to mention free pensions and top salaries.
taxpayer tax cheats.

November 17, 2010 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Someone forgot the directive from the previous pretzeldent: don't get sick.

November 17, 2010 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I wonder if his soon-to-be free insurance covers lobotomy. The man damn sure deserves one...and I'd love to be the one to administer it.

November 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Doctor Andy is worse than a virus.

This jerk is yet another member of the "What's in it for me club".

November 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: I'm glad a lot of us have posted on this.

Snave: You're right, there seems to be a correlation. The loudest Biblethumpers turn out to be closet child porn addicts; and the ones who shout "self reliance!" the loudest are the ones who go into a tizzy if they don't get their own government handout right away.

I can't believe voters keep falling for shit like this, but they do.

Erik: He's a combination of overly sheltered and clueless. Either he's unaware that millions of workers are uninsured, or he just doesn't give a fuck.

Tim: Too many of those assholes have a superiority complex. About what, I have no idea.

Anonymous: You're right; it's a pretty good deal -- All these taxpayer handouts while they're ranting about socialism.

Randal: E Pluribus Unum should be replaced with "Don't Get Sick."

jadedj: Or maybe he could have all of his organs removed and transplanted into someone more deserving.

Dave: He's much worse than a virus. With a virus, at least you know it's a virus.

November 17, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

“This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed.”

Is this guy a graduate of the Diplomas By Mail School of Medicine or some some institution whose primary mission is indoctrinating the next generation of right wingers? I mean, he's that clueless.

For Harris' information, being announced as the winner of an election isn't when a congressional career begins. It isn't even when the secretary of state of his home state certifies the election. It isn't when he shows up in D.C., to join hands with lobbyists and GOP operatives like Grover Norquist, who tell Republican members what to think, say and do and which side of the bread their butter is on.

A congressional career begins when the oath of office is taken, and that will be in January.

(BTW, military careers also officially begin with taking the oath.)

So, Harris, take two aspirin and call a private hospital or clinic in the morning.

November 17, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

I don't have this up yet, but I'll probably have something to say about it in Potluck.

And people voted for that prick. Honestly, sometimes the stupid is just too much to take.

November 18, 2010 at 3:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: I hope you do make this a part of your next potluck. A lot of bloggers have already posted about this, and the more the merrier. Since blogs have a high search engine ranking, whenever anyone does a web search for Andy Harris, the first hundred links that come up will be blog posts saying what an asshole Andy Harris is.

November 18, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh come on now, he was just asking the question for the regular American and freedumb you durty librul. That's what he said yesterday so I believe him.

Don't make me do the disclaimer, please I couldn't bear it.

November 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Ah yes, good old Freedumb and Real Americans. I knew all along this was just another stunt by the librul media to try and discredit a Real American.

November 18, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds indeed again. We're on a roll!

November 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

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