Vermin on the Mount: Democrat Candidates Relish Misery

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During the AFL-CIO debate the other day (I just got around to watching some of it as I’m on an empty stomach at the moment), a steelworker named Steve Skvara, who was with a company that went smelter-up, subsequently losing his job, pension and health care, asked the following question to the Democrat candidates:

“Every day of my life I sit at the kitchen table across from the woman who devoted 36 years of her life to my family and I can’t afford to pay for her health care. What’s wrong with America and what will you do to change it?”

Watch John Edwards’ reaction (pictured below). He looks as if somebody just said all debate participants were going to get a free ‘do at the Jose Eber Salon.

Watching people like John Edwards and Hillary Clinton vie for the presidency on a platform of fixing the health care system is a little like Michael Vick running for dog catcher with promises of getting strays off the street.

My answer to this guy would have been simple: “You know, Mr. Skvara, there’s a quote from Albert Einstein that I often use. It goes, ‘You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it’ — so stop looking to us for all the answers and start exploring why you have to ask the question. You never know, the answer might be standing right in front of you.”

Remember back in 2004 when Edwards said, in his now famous “Vermin on the Mount” speech, that if he and his running mate John Kerry were elected, “people like Christopher Reeve will walk again”? Well, Christopher Reeve never did walk again. Why? Because Kerry and Edwards weren’t elected. Let’s not make the same mistake again.

If this makes sense to Mr. Skvara, then John Edwards has earned a voter.

“John Edwards — you’ve just been thrown a softball question about a problem you’ve perpetuated in a career that has helped drive health care costs higher than a mosquito in Willie Nelson’s tour bus. What are you going to do now?”


“I’m going to sue Disney World!”

Author: Doug Powers

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