Sunday, December 13, 2009

shame on john mccain

the daily beast's matt miller shames the senate's grumpy gramps (mccain) who is fast becoming the republican's go-to man for throwing hissy fits about stopping health care reform:
If every aging, displaced worker in America had McCain’s incumbency or inherited wealth to fall back on, it’s true—the ability to buy into Medicare would be superfluous. But most Americans aren’t in the Senate or married to an heiress. For most Americans, losing a job (and health coverage) in your late 50s or early 60s spells catastrophe. For McCain to set aside the obvious empathy he must feel for this vulnerable group in order to score cheap political points is dishonorable.

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