Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Eric Bolling Says Young People Should Forgo Insurance

Have I mentioned that Eric Bolling's a douche? Because he really is. This is the advice Bolling has to offer young people on the subject of Obamacare:

“Fiscally speaking, young people probably should take the penalty.”

Isn't it funny that conservatives are suddenly really receptive of the moocher lifestyle so shortly after railing against that demographic during the last election? That's right, kids. Don't have insurance? No problem! Just head on down to the local emergency room when you get sick and the hospital will simply bill everyone else. Nothing socialist about that!

Also, just to be clear, Bolling is explicitly endorsing the idea of breaking the law, which is perfectly justified for all cases that involve making conservatives sad.

GOP Rep's Hilarious Defense For Supporting Medicare Cuts He Himself Criticized

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is trying to run for senate in Louisiana, and was recently at a town hall complaining about Obama "cutting" medicare:

Unfortunately, Cassidy makes the mistake of admitting that he himself voted for those very cuts he was railing against. When asked about it, this was the response from his communications director, John Cummins:

"The legislation was embryonic, whereas Obamacare passed and came into law," Cummins told HuffPost, in reference to the Ryan budget, which he called a "blueprint."
 There's an abortion joke in here somewhere. But more importantly, really? That's his defense? Sure, he voted for those very same cuts, but it's okay cause Paul Ryan's bill was never going to be enacted? Somehow I don't think that's the most persuasive argument.

Also, can I just point out how depressing it is that a party that's despised medicare since its inception over 50 years ago is now portraying itself as its ultimate defender, yet resulting with hardly any raised eyebrows? Yes, you have liberal blogs and such pointing this out, but we're always doing that. But I've never seen any mainstream, beltway reporters ever confronted any one of these clowns and asked "Wait, what happened to that whole socialized medicine being equivalent to genocide thing thing you were talking about last week?"

Seriously, can you imagine if Obama or any Democratic legislator tried to scare a room full of millionaires that the Republicans were planning on raising their taxes? Of course not! Democrats can be very frustrating, but at the very least they're not breathtakingly cynical. But hey, both sides, right?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shocking: Sarah Palin's Green Eggs and Ham Parody Was Ripped From Chain E-Mail

Today was the last day of CPAC, and the honor of being the final speaker for the convention was given to former half-term half-wit governor, Sarah Palin. Her speech was characterized by the usual touting of "conservative principles", and mangling of the English language, but there was definitely one noteworthy portion that I thought was amusing. The twittering twit of the tundra decided to invoke the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham to attack Obama, the Democrats, and pretty much anyone that Palin didn't like:

I do not like this, Uncle Sam.
I do not like this healthcare scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks
Or how they lie and cook the books
I do not like when Congress steals
I do not like their crony deals
I do not like 'oh yes, we can'
I do not like this spending spree
We're smart, we know nothing's free
I do not like reporters' smug replies
When I complain about their lies
I do not like this kind of hope
And we won't take it
Nope, nope, nope!
Many have already pointed out the fact that Dr. Seuss probably wouldn't be too pleased with the idea of his work being used by an ultraconservative nitwit like Palin. But there's another reason I decided to highlight this. It turns out that as "clever" as this little limerick was, it wasn't even original! This was in fact, from a chain e-mail (which Palin modified around the edges) that's been floating around since as far back as 2010:

I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker, Nan ,
I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’.
I do not like this spending spree,
I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free,
I do not like your smug replies, when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. nope, nope, nope!
Of course, none of this should be surprising in the least when you think about it. After all, Republicans have relied on chain e-mails to formulate policies as far back as the early 90s.