Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Debbie Wasserman-Schulz: A "High Octane Idiot"

Hey, I didn't say it, 'twas a quote from a group the DNC contacted to help support Wasserman-Schulz.  But let's start at the beginning.....

The subject of controversy was this quote from dumb-as-a-donut Debbie, made on CBS's Face The Nation:

“[Republicans] would take the people who are younger than 55 years old today and tell them, ‘You know what? You’re on your own. Go and find private health insurance in the health care insurance market. We’re going to throw you to the wolves, and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions,’ ” Wasserman-Schultz told CBS’ Harry Smith.

The first taste of mockery came from Factcheck.org:

DNC Chair Throws Truth to ‘Wolves’

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz falsely claimed that seniors with preexisting medical conditions would be denied Medicare coverage under the GOP's plan. The House GOP plan specifically says insurance companies “must agree to offer insurance to all Medicare beneficiaries.”

She also repeated a false Democratic talking point that future beneficiaries — those who are now younger than 55 — would be left on their own to buy insurance in the private market. The GOP plan, as we have written before, would provide subsidies for future beneficiaries to buy private insurance from a Medicare exchange set up by the government.

She is simply wrong to say that the GOP plan would allow insurance companies to "throw you to the wolves and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for preexisting conditions."

In other words, Debbie: WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! But perhaps LIAR! is the best phrase to use here, certainly someone who holds a major political leadership position cannot be this stupid, right?

Right?

Wait, the fun has just begun. The Washington Post, no friend of the Republicans, lead with this headline:

Wasserman Schultz’s bogus claim that the GOP Medicare plan will ‘throw you to the wolves’

And ends with:

There are certainly details in the GOP plan, which has not been drafted as actual legislation, that need to be addressed. But Wasserman Schultz is jumping to conclusions — not to mention scaremongering metaphors — to describe provisions in the GOP Medicare plan that just do not exist.

Wasserman's claim? Three Pinocchios

But that's not even the best part. DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan referred the WaPo to Michael Cannon, director of health policy at the libertarian Cato Institute, one of the experts cited by Sevugan as backing up Wasserman Schultz’s claim. Cannon described her comment as “high-octane idiocy.”

As I've said before, Debbie - don't stop, baby, don't stop.  Every bit of idiocy out of your mouth, every bald-faced lie you tell with a wink and a sneer, every time you shriek in response to a question you do not like or do not understand, is a vote for the Republican party.  So keep it coming, Debbie.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if Debbie gets the "Michael Steele" treatment soon enough - pulled off the talk shows, profile considerably lowered, all while the media is told their favorite dim bulb is "workng hard for the interests of the American people", or something similar.

We'll miss her.  Really.

Dumb as a donut, indeed....

2 comments:

Jim - PRS said...

Pelosi and Wasserman Schultz = Dumb and Dumber.

Anonymous said...

and just when I thought John Stewart was the biggest IDIOT on the planet, along comes Debbie Was-a-man Schultz!