Friday, October 02, 2009

Grayson Channels Saturday Night Live

Rep. Alan Grayson, idiot Democrat, but I repeat myself, declared on the House floor this past week that the Republican health care plan consisted of (1) don't get sick and (2) if you do get sick, die quickly.

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That sounds so very familiar. It sounds like one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches from Oct 7, 2000, Season 26, Episode 1, First Presidential Debate, Jim Lehrer: Chris Parnell, Al Gore, Democrat candidate: Darrell Hammond, George W. Bush, Republican candidate: Will Ferrell.

Jim Lehrer: Which beings us to our final question. Governor Bush, both you and the Vice-President have offered plans to provide prescription drugs for the elderly. What makes your plan superior?

Al Gore: Jim, I'd like to interrupt here and answer that question as if it were my turn to speak. Jim, let me tell about a friend of mine. [ holds up a picture of an elderly woman ] Her name is Etta Munsen. She's 94, she's a widow living on Social Security in Sparta, Tennessee. Etta was born with only one kidney. She also suffers from poilo, spinal menengitis, lung, liver, and pancreatic cancer, an enlarged heart, diabetes, and a rare form of styctic acne. Now, several recent strokes, along with an unfortunate shark attack, have left her paralyzed and missing her right leg under the knee. Just last week she woke from a coma to find that, due to a hospital mix-up, her left arm had been amputated, infected with syphillis, and then reattached.

Jim Lehrer: Mr. Vice-President, we are short of time..

Al Gore: As you can imagine, Jim.. Etta's prescription drug bills are staggering. They run to nearly $113 million a day! And she tells me that some weeks she has to choose between eating and treating her Lyme Disease. Now, under my plan, Etta's prescription drugs would be covered. Under my opponent's plan, her house would be burned to the ground. And that is wrong. That is just wrong!

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Anonymous said...

They really captured what a gas bag he is didn't they? Don

Indigo Red said...

He got his 15 minutes of fame.

dcat said...

WHAT AN ASS! That "don't get sick is what the fucked up leftards plan!"

BTW don't get the swine vaccine! They didn't do enough testing! It came out way too fast!

No they can't make you take it either! I’m surprised Virginia Mason is still in business!

Indigo Red said...

Just the timing of the Swine Flu vaccine stops me from getting it. H1N1 arrives early, vaccine arrives late, and even if I get the shot, by the time it takes effect I'll already have an active case. Besides, H1N1 has a lower fatality rate than standard influenza.

Anonymous said...

Since the GOP is doing nothing, it appears that this is their plan. If I went to work everyday and didn't do anything other than saying 'no' - I would get fired. The same standard needs to happen to them. The truth is the GOP got scared that they would loose more seats in 2010. Since the idea of the public OPTION is bipartisan. If you are conservative and like insurance the way it is - you can have your private plan. If you are on the left and what to purchase the public option you can if you want too. The GOP knew that had to do something, and that something is to do nothing, and just say 'no.'