Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lieberman Blocking Health Care Reform Because He's Been BOUGHT OFF by the Insurance Industry

Lying, two-faced, snake-in-the-grass Joe Lieberman will join his fellow right-wingers in a filibuster against the desperately needed health care reform bill when it comes to the Senate floor. Lieberman, who campaigned for re-election in 2006 while promising to support health care reform, is doing everything he can to kill that which he specifically promised to promote. He is doing this at the behest of the insurance interests that have employed his wife and given to his campaigns. As Joe Conasan says:

Compared with [Susan]Bayh's lucre from Wellpoint and the other corporations whose boards she graces, the earnings of Hadassah Lieberman appear paltry. Yet even though she has retired, for now, from counseling the pharma and insurance industries, the devotion to public health she has long proclaimed is still tinged with hypocrisy. Upon leaving Hill & Knowlton, Hadassah joined Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer charity, as a paid "ambassador." Again, it isn't clear what she does besides posing for photo ops in places from Brazil to Israel, but as a Komen advocate she is supposed to be trying to prevent women from losing their lives.

So perhaps someone should point out to her what will happen if her husband kills healthcare reform this year. Millions of uninsured and underinsured women will continue to delay or simply fail to get preventive medical care, including mammography, because they cannot afford those procedures. Thousands of them will die as a direct result of that foregone care, just as thousands die each year from lack of insurance. The swiftest way to save those women from breast cancer is health insurance reform -- and the filibuster will be their death sentence.

And the Democrats let this son of a bitch keep his committee chairmanship after Lieberman campaigned for McCain and spoke at the Republican National Convention!! No wonder so many people think the Democrats are weak and gutless.

That's because so G-d damned many of them are.


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