Thursday, June 15, 2017

Today In Both Sides Do It: The Gray Lady Continues Her Long, Long, Long Bender

Are you ready?

Here it comes.
Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties
For the record, the creative typists who assembled the words in the column did find two Republicans who were mildly uncomfortable with the idea of a mob of vandals killing the ACA in the dark.
“I’ve said from Day 1, and I’ll say it again,” said Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee. “The process is better if you do it in public, and that people get buy-in along the way and understand what’s going on. Obviously, that’s not the route that is being taken.”
Asked his level of comfort with the process, Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, cut off a reporter before he could finish his sentence: “None,” he said.
But then they torpedo the whole premise of their own column with this:
Republican leaders this week defended their actions.

“Look, we’ve been dealing with this issue for seven years,” the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said. “It’s not a new thing.”

Mr. McConnell said there had been “gazillions of hearings on this subject” over the years — a less-than-precise tabulation that offered little comfort to Democrats who want hearings held now, in this particular year, on the contents of this particular bill.

In the summer of 2009, when Democratic members of Congress were defending their effort to remake the nation’s health care system, they were taunted by crowds chanting, “Read the bill, read the bill.”

Now Democrats say they would love to read the Republicans’ repeal bill, but cannot do so because Republicans have not exposed their handiwork to public inspection.
Until I hear a more plausible explanation, I will continue to stick to my longstanding theory that to land almost any Big Time gig in mainstream journalism you must consent to let your employer implant you with a Suicide Squad detonator that will explode if you ever stop automatically "Both Sidering" every Republican atrocity.


RUKidding said...

Mr. McConnell said there had been “gazillions of hearings on this subject” over the years ...

Watch out for Yertle. Despite his doofy dorky looks, he's a pretty sleazy scumbag who pushes through the worst stuff.

That quote is a joke. Sure there were lots of hearings to repeal ACA, but they amounted to abso-effen-lutely Zip, Zero, Nada, Bupkiss in terms of offering a replacement. It was all and only: REPEAL!!1!

Fact: the Rs had a big fat nothingburger to offer as a replacement for ACA, and they did nothing about it during the election because they, too, thought DJT would lose. Instead, they were caught flat-footed when their man-baby "won."

As with the House, the Senate wants to do everything behind closed doors, so no one knows what a horrible, despicable sausage bill they are creating. You can rest assured that We, The People (aka, the peons), are about to as royally screwed over by the Senate as by the House.

I hope all those hillbillies and trailer trash will be satisfied with nothing because that's what they're going to get. Of course, they seem satisfied just knowing that they beat the libtards. Guess that's enough for them.

More's the pity for the rest of us.

P.S. I love your tweet, Driftglass. Hilarious, but true.

dinthebeast said...

It would take more than a tiny bomb, as Halperin's cranium is pretty much solid bone, and if his brains were C4 he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose.

-Doug in Oakland