Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Blame Hastert

Speaking of Political Dirtballs

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and teanderthal soccer mom and political gadfly Sarah Palin, from TheBlaze.com

Along with his bizarre misinterpretation of Dr. Seuss and much other random shit during his Senate blabbathon in September, Texas Sen. Turd Cruz worked in a quote from another Teanderthal douchebag, Wayne Hoffman, president of the Gem State nutball hate-everything progressive Idaho Freedom Foundation. Hoffman is one of those folks who would rather see the poor starve to death in the dark of winter than participate in anything that might bring nourishment, warmth or light. He has joined those Teapiddlers who say they would rather opt out of the insurance coverage aspect of the Affordable Care Act and pay the fine than buy health insurance. That is, of course, his right. And, if the television report I saw on this topic is correct, Hoffman makes $100,000 a year, and can thus afford to have the courage of his convictions.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out here that I have never met Wayne Hoffman and wouldn't recognize him in a police lineup. But I dislike him as much for his snarky writing style and Cruz-like bogus evangelical libertarian political views as for his claim to be some kind of authority on journalism.
Anyway, the Affordable Care Act is designed to encourage or coerce or somehow convince people who don't have health insurance to GET health insurance. Republicans used to like it at least in part because it has already been a tremendous boon to the insurance industry, which, if you had not noticed before, is also one of the most powerful and influential groups of institutional investors on Wall Street and other world markets.
Hoffman and his addled followers also put forth the notion that people in Idaho who rely upon the federal SNAP program for subsistence are somehow moochers, despite the factual reality that most Idahoans who qualify for SNAP are in fact employed, but living at, and mostly below, the poverty line. Hypocrisy is bad. Lying and hypocrisy are worse. Hoffman is a lying hypocrite who depends upon the sheeplike ignorance of his flock. Cruz is even worse, because he is actually a lying hypocrite who draws his paycheck from federal taxes and his health care coverage under his wife’s Goldman Sachs family plan.
So, in short, I would say that if Wayne Hoffman and those who sail under his flag can indeed afford to pay cash for their own health care, and promise to not ever so help them god show up at a hospital emergency room expecting to be treated at the expense of the rest of us, I wish them good luck and good health. And I also wish he and his ilk would henceforth keep their stupid retrograde views on both the Affordable Care Act and everything else that has to do with making the world a better place instead of the let-'em-eat-dog-food, everybody for themselves, I've got mine, the rest of you can go fuck yourselves world he and his crappy little dirtball organization stand for.

More of the story: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-absurdity-the-hastert-rule. For the entire ad-nausea Cruz sillybuster transcript, via the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2013/09/25/transcript-sen-ted-cruzs-filibuster-against-obamacare/