I really should have used this republican hypocrite as yesterday's example in honor of the one year anniversary of the passage of the Healthcare Act.
So many republican hypocrites, so few days to dedicate to each one.................
Republican hypocrite of the day: Michael Grimm
Another Republican Health Care Hypocrite
January 8th, 2011
Remember the GOP freshman who had campaigned against government-run health care who threw a fit when he couldn’t get his own government-run health care package right away?
We have another entrant in the “Biggest Hypocrite in the GOP Freshman Class of the 112th Congress”: Michael Grimm (R-NY13). Grimm also campaigned virulently against government-run health care, and yet is now insisting that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with his having the same government-run health care he is trying to deny his constituents.
What am I, not supposed to have health care? It’s practicality. I’m not going to become a burden for the state because I don’t have health care and, God forbid I get into an accident and I can’t afford the operation…That can happen to anyone.
Here is a case of someone who didn’t expect to have his hypocrisy called out and so did not have time to think of a good excuse. There are several things wrong with his claim:
What applies to him applies just as well to the tens of millions of people who would go uncovered by health care should he be successful in repealing the ACA–should they be burdens for their states?
He acts as if he has no other options aside from taking government-run health care or having no insurance at all, as if there is no such thing as private insurance–the same “free market” insurance he so valiantly defends. What’s wrong with the exact same insurance option he claims is good enough for everyone else? Or does he think that private insurance is too expensive or just not good enough for himself?
If he believed government-run health care is a bad thing, then it is a bad thing when he gets it too.
Clearly what we have here is a hypocrite who will take what he feels he has “earned” even though he “earned” it by telling people that it is an evil that will lead to the downfall of the country, excusing it with a logically invalid load of crap. To top it off, he told Diane Sawyer in regards to making cuts, “the pain should be shared by everyone”–except, apparently, himself. And at a salary of $174,000 plus benefits and a generous retirement plan paid for by the taxpayers, one would think that of all people, he could pay his own way.
Yet another piece of evidence that these people don’t believe in what they’re selling, but are instead following what is now a full-blown Republican tradition of saying and doing whatever will benefit them personally.
Categories: Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Slime Tags: by Luis