Monday, August 24, 2009

Your Health Care Reform Hero: Rep. Anthony Weiner

I never watch Morning Joe; life's too short to waste on Teh Stooopid. But last week Public Option Advocate Hero Rep. Anthony Weiner actually ignited something resembling sentience in Dense Joke and Ditsy Mika.

Leslie Savan at The Nation:

Something rather remarkable happened on Tuesday's Morning Joe. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York pointed out that the health insurance industry has no clothes, and Joe Scarborough, after first trying to spin it some gossamer threads, broke down and said, By God, you're right, this emperor is a naked money-making machine!

Well, he didn't use those exact words, but Joe did seem to finally get that America has granted insurance companies the right to create bottlenecks in the financing of healthcare in order to extract profits out of the suffering of ordinary people--without providing any actual healthcare whatsoever.

Read the whole thing. Or watch below:

Part One

Part Two:

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