Friday, October 19, 2007

A Cornyn Watch Postscript: His Vote Won't Be Needed This Time

By Manifesto Joe

It's aging news by now that the U.S. House failed to override Il Doofus' veto of the SCHIP bill to medically insure children whose families fall through gaps in the social safety net. The vote was 273 for, 156 against, short of the two-thirds needed.

This means that Texas Sen. John Cornyn's vote won't be needed on this matter for a while.

But, don't let anyone forget Cornyn's stand on this bill, which was a highly crucial one for many chronically ill children in Texas. There are people working to see to it that it's remembered next November, when Cornyn stands for re-election.

The Republicans have given the Democrats a live issue here by denying health care to hundreds of thousands of kids in this, Cornyn's home state, alone. I sincerely hope the Democrats will have political sense enough to use this to full advantage.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.

1 comment:

Marc McDonald said...

As the GOP would say, "Let's just let the private sector deal with this issue."
Oh, wait: the private sector is ALREADY "dealing" with this crisis.
And nine million children have no health-care coverage.
Meanwhile, Cornyn, Bush, Cheney, and the rest of the lying GOP asswipes enjoy state-of-the-art lavish, taxpayer-supported, government-run health coverage that the rest of us can only dream of.
People like Cornyn don't have to worry about their insurance company denying a claim and claiming that he had a "pre-existing condition."
He's quite happy to sing the praises of brutal, dog-eat-dog capitalism and the private sector---as long as he gets to enjoy a luxury, comfy lifestyle, supported by socialism- for-the-rich.
These people are evil. Not just merely wrong. Not just misguided. But evil, plain and simple.