Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hillary Clinton's and Mark Kirk's Health

Senator Mark Kirk is back in DC for the 113th Congress. A year long arduous journey has brought him from the brink of death back to the US Senate.

Having spent a year undergoing intense physical therapy to relearn to walk and speech therapy to relearn speech after his brain was severely damaged I wonder if Kirk feels at all bad about his anti-Obamacare vote.

Kirk ran on this slogan in 2010, “I’m Mark Kirk and I can’t wait to vote against the health care bill next week.”

Probably not. Doctrinal Republicans never feel sorry for their I Got Mine-ism. Had Senator Kirk been a working man, a teacher, or an enlisted Veteran he'd have been bankrupted and probably forced to choose to discontinue therapy before competition if he had even had a Healthcare coverage plan which didn't seek to fire him for missing a year of work.

Of course, Senator Kirk committed a similar infraction to the one which resulted in Jesse Jackson Jr. expulsion from Congress, in that Senator Kirk used his campaign to funnel money to his then girlfriend, Dodie McCracken.
The girlfriend, Dodie McCracken, who works in public relations, has acknowledged receiving more than $143,000 in fees and expenses for her campaign work. A former live-in girlfriend, she is no longer romantically involved with Kirk, according to a campaign aide.

At the heart of the matter is Vertolli's assertion that the Kirk campaign may have improperly hidden money to McCracken by paying her through another company working for the campaign. Because the money was not paid directly to McCracken, her name does not appear in Kirk's federal disclosures.
But, Faux News doesn't ever have to cover anything, like Senator Kirk's health vis-a-vis his stance on National Healthcare or his financial improprieties, which will cause their mouth-breathing constituents to pause and reflect. IOKIYAR.

On the other hand, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has continued to be vilified and ridiculed for her Health problems. Because after all she's a Democrat, a Woman and a Clinton.

Merely having one of those qualities makes acceptable fodder for Right-Wing assassination fantasies.

Laura Ingraham laughingly declared Secretary of State Clinton's concussion was the "Immaculate Concussion"! See that's funny!!!

Even after the discovery of a life-threatening blood clot John Bolton, Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, Glenn Reynolds and other Right-Wing scum merchants doubled down and increased their despicable month long smears about Hillary Clinton.

Toxic Conservative commentators know the truth. They can spout off their heinous theories and it feeds and enflames their audience instead of alienating them. Despicable conservative liars will, of course, claim 'Both Sides Do It!' and that's bullshit.

No one was claiming Dick Cheney's multiple heart attacks were too avoid testifying to the 9/11 Commission (Remember that whole 9/11 thing?) or the Iraq War WMD lies. Yes, Comedians joked that Dick Cheney's stole the hearts from the breasts of children to extend his despicable war criminal life but, major networks didn't bring on guest after guest (including high-ranking former Federal Government employees) to laugh and jibe about a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

If the Right didn't have False Equivalencies they'd have no Equivalence at all.

Faux News can never silence the Right-Wing extremists who espouse Clinton Conspiracy Theories because that is their audience.

The only Americans who continue to adhere to Right-Wing Ideology are bigots, sexists, religious fanatics and the Rich.

Conservatism is Terrorism.


Jerry Critter said...

Terrorism without the lead bullets...but just as deadly!

Grung_e_Gene said...

Repeated ad nauseum today by Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, "We’ve got to remember the Second Amendment is about freedom.”

Blam Blam Blam Blam Blam

America, your Dead Children are the PRice of Freedom for Gun Manufacturers to Flood the Country with 300,000,000 firearms!

Republican Mantra
Dead Children=Freedom

Sarge said...

Most of your bloggers know that we lost Dad on Thanksgiving morning. Well, I had him on one of those Medicare Advantage Plans that you see advertised on tv late in the year. The hospital bill was $157K.
Dad's copay - $1475.
I am a retired insurance agent and the greatest thing that ObamaCare did was do away with the pre-existing conditions clause and preventing insurers from dropping your ass when you get sick and cost them money.
Is the bill perfect? No, far from.
Yet the Republican morons in the House (led by bat shit crazy Michelle Bachman) are going to vote tp repeal the bill a thirty-fourth time!
Being fair - We have to make some cuts in entilements - But also close tax loop holes to create more revenue.


Anonymous said...

I am completely baffled by the idiocy of the Rethuglican Party...and even more so by the voters that still support them.

I fear for the mental health of my country....obviously insanity is catching.

Tom Harper said...

Mark Kirk is just the latest two-faced politician to benefit from a huge taxpayer handout, while simultaneously telling these same taxpayers to stand up on their own two feet and quit being so needy.

Life As I Know It Now said...

"Conservatism is Terrorism." That pretty much nails it.