Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally a Democrat with some guts

Well it's Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) who claimed that the Republican health care plan is “don’t get sick,” and if you do get sick, “die quickly.” Naturally the Republicans demanded that he apologize but here's what happened instead:

“I would like to apologize,” he said. “I would like to apologize to the dead.”

Citing a statistic that 44,789 Americans die each year because they don’t have health insurance, Grayson said, “That is more than ten times the number of Americans who died in the war in Iraq, it’s more than ten times the number of Americans who died on 9/11. …It happens every year.”

Grayson added in another apparent dig at the GOP, “We should care about people even after they are born.”

Grayson apologized one last time.

“I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner,” he said.

Wow. Just wow.

I found it on Think Progress.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Good for Alan Grayson.
    As for those 5 "moderate" democrats who voted against the public option...why don't they join the Republican party where they belong? They are NOT one of us.Shame on them!
    annie c


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