Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stupid Politicians

I sure hope this was taken out of context. If this is how she thinks, she is suffering from a severe case of cranial-rectal inversion. From the Doonesbury site:
"You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I'll paint your house. I mean, that's the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I'm not backing down from that system."
-- Sue Lowden, U.S. Senate candidate in Nevada
When was the last time you showed up at your doctor's home with a dead chicken swinging from your outstretched hand wanting care for your colicky baby?

If it were me, I'm backing away from the door and grabbing a gun.


  1. It depends on where the doctor works, I suppose. Some rural ones might take goods and services in lieu of monetary payment. My dad did on a few occasions. He got a horse that way. Also got some hay put up and a truckload of tater tots. It may sound kind of silly, but sometimes people who don't have much still have their pride and want to meet their obligations in one form or another!

  2. And teachers were paid in much the same way. When she says she "not backing down from the system", do you expect to barter for your job any time soon? You might do so for an after-school tutoring situation but not as your primary paycheck.

    It is a silly little GOP statement, meant to derail the health care debate. Fortunately, she is not particularly good at recognizing how stupid she is.

  3. No, there are certainly better arguments she could have come up with.