So our girl Hillary went out and passionately threw her support behind Barrack Obama.
Her speech was described by one commentator as a "stemwinder," a term that -- coincidentally -- is the one a college friend's Texarkana father once used to describe porn flicks.
At any rate, it's no wonder Hillary was able to deliver such an effective speech in favor a man she probably hates -- she's a filthy, stinking liar and she's been a convincing one for years. Playing along and simply doing what the party leadership expects is no stretch for that woman.
Even in her "let's love Barrack" speech, she couldn't refrain from lying through her teeth. She declared, for example, that John McCain doesn't believe that 47 million Americans going without health care insurance amounts to a crisis.
That's a bunch of crap and she knows it. Back in 2006, there was a Republican-sponsored bill that would have allowed small businesses and the self-employed to essentially pool together and take advantage of the same group discounts that large corporations enjoy. McCain supported that bill. The Democrats, including dear Hillary, beat the hell out of it in the Senate. Go ahead and look it up.
While you're looking at that story, you might want to take note of the fact that the Democrats also blocked an attempt to cap jury awards in medical malpractice cases. Yes, let's not deprive those poor, mistreated malpractice lawyers like John Edwards of their right to gorge themselves on the medical industry and drive up costs for all of us, huh?
Meanwhile, the Democrats laid back on this "crisis" until this year when both Hillary and Obama made health care reform an issue during an election year.
Some may argue, of course, that the 2006 bill was terribly flawed and that Republicans thwarted the attempts of Democrats to amend the bill and make it better. There may be some truth to that, but it's worth noting that McCain was on board two years ago with a bill based on a similar premise to a Democrat-sponsored one that's floating around Congress right now.
That's right. There's some legislation co-authored by none other than Arkansas' own Democrat Senator Blanche Lincoln that will, if passed, allow small businesses and the self-employed to essentially form pools and take advantage of the same group discounts that large corporations enjoy. This time, fortunately, the new bill has broad support from both parties. Both Republicans and Democrats recognize a problem and are, thankfully, working toward a solution.
So, here's the question. Are the Republicans actually that hostile toward legitimate health care reform or are Democrats like Hillary just playing politics? Was the 2006 bill so flawed that the Democrats just couldn't stand it or did they simply want to reserve that issue for 2008 and declare that "Bush and those mean Republicans don't want you to have health care insurance, but we do!"
Hillary knows damn well that McCain was behind the 2006 bill and the Republicans, as a whole, pushed for capping awards in medical malpractice suits -- two measures that were put together explicitly for the purpose of helping make accessing medical care affordable for Americans. There's a big difference between saying McCain doesn't see 47 million uninsured Americans as a crisis and saying that both parties recognize the problem but may have a difference in opinion on how to solve it.
That's just one example of Hillary playing fast and loose with the truth, but the woman is not to be trusted.
The point? I'm certainly no fan of Obama and dislike McCain only slightly less, but I'd much rather have either one of those two in office than that sleazy Hillary. Thank God the Democrats kicked Hillary to the curb in the primaries.