If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(LA Times)   The comedy gold of Mitch McConnell's interview is only surpassed by the comedy gold of the included photo   (latimes.com) divider line 167
    More: Amusing, Mitch McConnell, GOP, Party leaders of the United States Senate, Mitt Romney, American health care, comedy  
•       •       •

10278 clicks; posted to Politics » on 01 Jul 2012 at 7:18 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



167 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-01 03:32:30 PM
He pretty much always looks like that.

yglesias.thinkprogress.org

graphics8.nytimes.com

www.addictinginfo.org

His face is about to crack in this one

www.nedelmanreport.com
 
2012-07-01 03:35:26 PM
www.indecisionforever.com
 
2012-07-01 03:40:26 PM
His answers read like a book report from a third grader.
 
2012-07-01 03:42:16 PM

kronicfeld: His answers read like a book report from a third grader.


He knows his audience.
 
2012-07-01 03:46:52 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-01 04:03:10 PM
Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.


That IS the issue, you out-of-touch fool.
 
2012-07-01 04:06:23 PM
All i saw there is "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
 
2012-07-01 04:32:07 PM
Oh I love this particular gem:

Host Chris Wallace pointed out that Romney, while governor of Massachusetts, championed a healthcare law that also relied on an individual mandate.

"If the Obama mandate is a tax on the middle class, isn't the Romney mandate a tax on the middle class?" Wallace asked.

"I think Gov. Romney will have to speak for himself on what was done in Massachusetts," McConnell replied.
 
2012-07-01 04:40:03 PM

Lorelle: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.

That IS the issue, you out-of-touch fool.


I love his response.

"But you don't think that 30-million uninsured is an issue?" Wallace asked.

McConnell responded that Republicans were not going to turn the American healthcare system into a "Western European system. That's exactly what's at the heart of Obamacare."


What a Western European system may look like:

encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-07-01 05:08:54 PM
He's not the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?
 
2012-07-01 05:10:06 PM
Wow. That's the first time I"ve heard a republican come right out and say that 30million uninsured people ISN'T the problem. And that they basicly have no intention to do anything about it.

Wow, thats.....wow.
 
2012-07-01 05:15:47 PM

Ambivalence: Wow. That's the first time I"ve heard a republican come right out and say that 30million uninsured people ISN'T the problem. And that they basicly have no intention to do anything about it.

Wow, thats.....wow.


Yeah... uhhh...

"The single best thing we could do for the healthcare system is get rid of "Obamacare." ... In other words, the single biggest step we can take in the direction of improving American healthcare is to get rid of the monstrosity,' McConnell said.

Right. So to improve access to health care, we need to make sure that fewer people have access to health care. I mean, he's arguing about the quality of health care and not the access to it. It's like he's having an entirely different f*cking discussion because he doesn't want to address the actual problem. Why? He has no f*cking solution except for people to earn more money, somehow, and buy that stuff fo' demselves.

There's nothing to improve on the quality front. We have a health care system. We have things that work, drugs, procedures, etc etc... The problem is access to the system and how do we pay for it. He basically vomitted a bunch of talking points that when strung together make absolutely not f*cking sense whatsoever.

But, it's Mitch. That's just par for the course.
 
2012-07-01 05:17:48 PM

NewportBarGuy: Right. So to improve access to health care, we need to make sure that fewer people have access to health care. I mean, he's arguing about the quality of health care and not the access to it. It's like he's having an entirely different f*cking discussion because he doesn't want to address the actual problem. Why? He has no f*cking solution except for people to earn more money, somehow, and buy that stuff fo' demselves.


Bill Gates has one really awesome house, therefore homelessness isn't a problem.
 
2012-07-01 05:28:54 PM
FTFA: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said. "The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American healthcare system. It is already the finest healthcare system in the world."


This is how out-of-touch you are, GOP.

Just read that a few times. Look at it. LOOK AT IT.
 
2012-07-01 05:47:35 PM

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said. "The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American healthcare system. It is already the finest healthcare system in the world."

This is how out-of-touch you are, GOP.

Just read that a few times. Look at it. LOOK AT IT.


They have to keep repeating that line even though it is blatantly wrong, but if they tell themselves and their stupid followers they believe it. Then the followers can easily accept that its impossible for someone not to get the best healthcare in the world if they just tried.
 
2012-07-01 05:52:12 PM

NewportBarGuy: Ambivalence: Wow. That's the first time I"ve heard a republican come right out and say that 30million uninsured people ISN'T the problem. And that they basicly have no intention to do anything about it.

Wow, thats.....wow.

Yeah... uhhh...

"The single best thing we could do for the healthcare system is get rid of "Obamacare." ... In other words, the single biggest step we can take in the direction of improving American healthcare is to get rid of the monstrosity,' McConnell said.

Right. So to improve access to health care, we need to make sure that fewer people have access to health care. I mean, he's arguing about the quality of health care and not the access to it. It's like he's having an entirely different f*cking discussion because he doesn't want to address the actual problem. Why? He has no f*cking solution except for people to earn more money, somehow, and buy that stuff fo' demselves.

There's nothing to improve on the quality front. We have a health care system. We have things that work, drugs, procedures, etc etc... The problem is access to the system and how do we pay for it. He basically vomitted a bunch of talking points that when strung together make absolutely not f*cking sense whatsoever.

But, it's Mitch. That's just par for the course.


[Disclaimer: I work in the health insurance industry]

The thing is, the industry is/has already adjusted to the changes in the law for the large part. The biggest problem facing the industry right now is the political uncertainties still in store. The SCOTUS rules definitely helps us know which direction we're going, but there's still uncertainty as to what will happen this election, so we really have to hold off on making business decisions too hastily because we don't want to waste resources. In my mind, this one thing is stifling the industry. We've hired an inhouse attorney to assist us and our clients in navigating through this smoothly.

November will hopefully put an end to all of this bullshiat either way.
 
2012-07-01 05:58:17 PM
img337.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-01 06:04:40 PM
One, he claims that America has the best healthcare system in the world. Not if you read ANY actual reports. The only place that "Truth" exists is in the mind of blind nationalists who believe the US is the best in everything without letting anything like facts and reality get in their way. If you are a very wealthy individual, you will most likely be able to get the best healthcare in the US. Our healthcare system, however, is usually ranked way down the list.

Two, I would really like to see Republicans run on tens of millions of Americans not having healthcare coverage not being an issue for them. The Free Market (Jesus and Constitutionally written and ordained) does not demand that everyone has access to healthcare (no, access to the emergency room is not access to healthcare), so it's not an issue.
 
2012-07-01 06:09:09 PM

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said. "The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American healthcare system. It is already the finest healthcare system in the world."

This is how out-of-touch you are, GOP.

Just read that a few times. Look at it. LOOK AT IT.


"To know and to not know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy is impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy. To forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself" ~Some Stupid Liberal Who Wrote a Cautioning Tale Rather Than a How-To Guide
 
2012-07-01 06:22:11 PM

make me some tea: November will hopefully put an end to all of this bullshiat either way.


I certainly hope so. Not a huge fan of the industry, but I completely understand what you're talking about. If we're keeping the private system and just adding to the rolls, we need to give the companies concrete ideas about coverage, payments, the whole thing and assure them that it's not going to change with the political winds.

Let's move forward and implement this thing and see what we wind up with.
 
2012-07-01 06:22:37 PM
It's better than Ryan's appeal that we need to repeal it for the sake of God...

"That is not the issue," McConnell said. "The question is how you can go step by step to improve the American healthcare system. It is already the finest healthcare system in the world."

Finest in that it's predicated on profligate amounts of waste. Not just waste of time, not just waste of cash, but it's designed to be inefficient. We have vast seines to fleece cash to middlemen whose only purpose is to add a layer of internal bureaucracy to drive up profit for themselves. It is, in and of itself, predicated on wasting time and effort and cash, and that layer of bureaucracy--private though it may be--is what drives up costs. It drives up costs, it is layered to be inefficient, because if it wasn't, then a lot of folks wouldn't be able to bilk folks left and right. And that really is the issue...

lh4.googleusercontent.com

Trying desperately to conceal and obfuscate this simple fact is what Mitch and Ryan and others are trying to do. This former Republican thinks we need to end the waste and the excess, and put dollars back into business' pockets and the public as well, and simply go to universal health care, like the rest of the free world has done...
 
2012-07-01 06:35:35 PM

make me some tea: November will hopefully put an end to all of this bullshiat either way.


if there is one thing I've learned over the last decade, it's that November NEVER puts an end to all this bullshiat. It will either get better or it will get worse but it will never ever end.
 
2012-07-01 06:38:36 PM
i159.photobucket.com

What? Poor people will get help?
America has truly died
 
2012-07-01 06:55:51 PM

Lorelle: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.

That IS the issue, you out-of-touch fool.


No, the issue is that if you can't afford the premiums, how will you pay the deductibles.
 
2012-07-01 07:14:20 PM

Ambivalence: make me some tea: November will hopefully put an end to all of this bullshiat either way.

if there is one thing I've learned over the last decade, it's that November NEVER puts an end to all this bullshiat. It will either get better or it will get worse but it will never ever end.


Well, yeah but I mean at least we'll know which direction the wind will be blowing so we can do 5 year plans, etc. Right now it's all in limbo.
 
2012-07-01 07:23:26 PM

Ambivalence: Wow. That's the first time I"ve heard a republican come right out and say that 30million uninsured people ISN'T the problem. And that they basicly have no intention to do anything about it.

Wow, thats.....wow.


From now until November, that is the message that should be plastered in every television commercial we see. How Obama is out to destroy a country just for the sake of a few lazy (and most likely illegal immigrant) million people.
 
2012-07-01 07:24:23 PM

EnviroDude: Lorelle: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.

That IS the issue, you out-of-touch fool.

No, the issue is that if you can't afford the premiums, how will you pay the deductibles.


If I could manage an affordable premium, I'd be saving enough to meet my deductible. Having to pay $600/mo for premiums pretty well means I don't have the reserve to handle a $5000 annual deductible.

Drop my payments down to $200/mo, and I can manage to meet my deductible, thank you very much.
 
2012-07-01 07:27:10 PM
Republicans have some sort of strange fighting instinct. They can't realize they are losing and simply disengage on an issue. They have to attack everything.
 
2012-07-01 07:30:30 PM
fta "If the Obama mandate is a tax on the middle class, isn't the Romney mandate a tax on the middle class?" Wallace asked.

"I think Gov. Romney will have to speak for himself on what was done in Massachusetts," McConnell replied.


Mitty! You got some 'splaining to do!
 
2012-07-01 07:31:45 PM
I cannot wait until this question comes up in the Presidential debate.
 
2012-07-01 07:31:55 PM

kronicfeld: NewportBarGuy: Right. So to improve access to health care, we need to make sure that fewer people have access to health care. I mean, he's arguing about the quality of health care and not the access to it. It's like he's having an entirely different f*cking discussion because he doesn't want to address the actual problem. Why? He has no f*cking solution except for people to earn more money, somehow, and buy that stuff fo' demselves.

Bill Gates has one really awesome house, therefore homelessness isn't a problem.


And Mittens Rmoney has several.
 
2012-07-01 07:33:16 PM
Don't you think he looks turtle?
 
2012-07-01 07:34:56 PM
Awkward position? Is that like a wide stance?
 
2012-07-01 07:35:08 PM
So, the mandate forces deadbeats to get skin in the game and job creators already have health insurance so they get a tax cut. What's not to love, GOP?

The repeal argument is only funny when the GOP continually brings up arguments about what should happen only to repeat things already in the bill while also speaking in ridiculously general terms about a non-existent alternative that they never intend to work on.
 
2012-07-01 07:36:19 PM

kronicfeld: NewportBarGuy: Right. So to improve access to health care, we need to make sure that fewer people have access to health care. I mean, he's arguing about the quality of health care and not the access to it. It's like he's having an entirely different f*cking discussion because he doesn't want to address the actual problem. Why? He has no f*cking solution except for people to earn more money, somehow, and buy that stuff fo' demselves.

Bill Gates has one really awesome house, therefore homelessness isn't a problem.


This
 
2012-07-01 07:37:17 PM
fta Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-01 07:38:13 PM

thornhill: I cannot wait until this question comes up in the Presidential debate.


That should be fun.
 
2012-07-01 07:42:07 PM

make me some tea: thornhill: I cannot wait until this question comes up in the Presidential debate.

That should be fun.


It's going to be really amusing to watch the polling numbers after the debates start.
 
2012-07-01 07:42:08 PM

Lorelle: Wallace pressed McConnell on how Republicans would provide coverage to the millions of people who are uninsured.

"That is not the issue," McConnell said.

That IS the issue, you out-of-touch fool.


The Republicans continue to give the Democrats the best sound bites. They are practically writing Obama's re-election campaign for him.
 
2012-07-01 07:42:43 PM
In related news, republicans have completely abandoned anything remotely like reason or logic and are just flailing aimlessly at whatever a democrat tosses out.

It's like playing with a cat using a laser pointer at this point. These idiots will chase after anything they see because they've just gone completely off the deep end. And when your initial postulates don't make any sense and are supported only by lies, it's really only a matter of time before you become hopelessly lost in a maze of your own dishonesty like the conservatives are right now with Obamacare.
 
2012-07-01 07:46:57 PM
The new talking point of my coworkers has been that tons of businesses are all going to drop their insurance. Nobody can explain why. What's the basis of this talking point?
 
2012-07-01 07:49:32 PM

Smackledorfer: The new talking point of my coworkers has been that tons of businesses are all going to drop their insurance. Nobody can explain why. What's the basis of this talking point?


I'll bet your employer doesn't have random drug testing.
 
2012-07-01 07:52:39 PM

Smackledorfer: The new talking point of my coworkers has been that tons of businesses are all going to drop their insurance. Nobody can explain why. What's the basis of this talking point?


My guess is that their logic is as follows (numbers strictly arbitrary):

The fine per employee per month for not offering health insurance is $100 whereas the cost of providing health insurance is $600 per employee per month. A savings of $500 per employee per month!
 
2012-07-01 07:52:41 PM

Dwight_Yeast: make me some tea: thornhill: I cannot wait until this question comes up in the Presidential debate.

That should be fun.

It's going to be really amusing to watch the polling numbers after the debates start.


Yeah. He came off pretty weak in the GOP debates. Of course pretty much all of the candidates had some sort of major flaw.
 
2012-07-01 07:52:59 PM

Smackledorfer: The new talking point of my coworkers has been that tons of businesses are all going to drop their insurance. Nobody can explain why. What's the basis of this talking point?


Paying the fine for non-insurance is cheaper than having health insurance. Of course, the same people that continually yell about how employees are free to choose jobs based on benefits raise holy hell about this idea.

I'm assuming the employees will leave if the company doesn't provide health insurance.
 
2012-07-01 07:55:03 PM
ecoterrariumsupply.com
I saw a turtle
 
2012-07-01 07:56:40 PM
beckyyamamoto.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-01 07:58:26 PM
So now car insurance is a tax?
 
2012-07-01 07:59:19 PM

Enuratique: Smackledorfer: The new talking point of my coworkers has been that tons of businesses are all going to drop their insurance. Nobody can explain why. What's the basis of this talking point?

My guess is that their logic is as follows (numbers strictly arbitrary):

The fine per employee per month for not offering health insurance is $100 whereas the cost of providing health insurance is $600 per employee per month. A savings of $500 per employee per month!


The extra stupid part of that talking point is that it overlooks the fact that no employer is required to provide health care coverage now. If it's cheaper to pay the penalty than provide insurance, why do I have insurance now, when there is no penalty?
 
2012-07-01 07:59:52 PM

Dwight_Yeast: make me some tea: thornhill: I cannot wait until this question comes up in the Presidential debate.

That should be fun.

It's going to be really amusing to watch the polling numbers after the debates start.


----------------------

I'm trying to figure out if they realize or not how much they are gonna get destroyed over Romney's total hypocrisy on this. Their entire argument just totally crumbles with a few critical questions. It may take until the debates, but there's just no way Romney avoids eventual embarrassment.
 
Displayed 50 of 167 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report