Say what you mean. Mean what you say. But don’t say it mean.
Over the last few days, I had convinced myself not to so harshly criticize a Republican or the party for being just that… Republican. I have several very good Republican friends who are very good people, and I know they take umbrage at how I couch what are otherwise factual or reasoned takes on issues, policies, or circumstances.
While I have always enjoyed the “snarky” tweet to my public discussions or writings, I certainly do not wish to utterly insult my friends… so I made a personal commitment endeavoring to tone down the “snarkiness.”
In other words, to say what I mean; mean what I say; but don’t say it mean.
HOWEVER… the audacity of Georgia congressman Rob Woodall’s comments regarding health care insurance — and in particular his “free” insurance — cannot be addressed without stating that he exemplifies the arrogance, hypocrisy, and callousness that I find offensive to reasonable sensibilities. The video speaks for itself… even, I’m certain, to my Republican friends.
Congressman Rob Woodall explains why he has government-subsidized health care:
“Because it’s free!”
Actually, Congressman Woodall, your employer — WE THE PEOPLE — taxpayers — pay for your health insurance. Every penny, you ungrateful, arrogant…
Woodall supports elimination of all group and employer-based health care insurance and seeks that every individual should have to purchase their own individual policy on their own…
…and if you’ve got a pre-existing condition and cannot obtain your own insurance, he does not care. If you’re not fit enough, I guess he thinks you should just die and get out of the way.