Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Government We Deserve

From TPM, 

Maryland physician Andy Harris (R) just soundly defeated Frank Kratovil, one of the most endangered Democrats on Capitol Hill going into the November election. And he did it in large part by railing against 'Obamacare' and pledging to repeal Health Care Reform. But when he showed on Capitol Hill today for an orientation for incoming members of Congress and their staffs, he had a different question: Where's my government health care?

According to Glenn Thrush of Politico, Harris created a stir at the orientation meeting by demanding to know why he had to wait a month after he was sworn in in January for his government-subsidized health care to kick in. After responding in a huff, he even asked if there was some way he could buy into the government care in advance, seemingly thinking there might be a government program similar to the so-called 'public option' championed by progressive Democrats in 2009.

Thanks to Blue Dogs knee-capping the President, Obama's failures of both form and substance and liberal activists petulance this is the Congress we are stuck with for at least the next 2 years. I can't help but feel that every single one of us who supposedly inhabits the reality based community need this proverbial kick to the groin.

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