Friday, October 02, 2009

The Republicans Have No Clothes!

Congressman Alan Grayson burst into the nation's political consciousness this week. He is now known as the Democrat with Balls to those of us who've felt throughout the battle for real health care reform as if we've been beating our heads against a brick wall.

We, who voted in big enough numbers to get President Obama in the White House, secure a huge majority in the House, and 60 Democratic seats in the Senate (the magic filibuster-proof number), have been scratching our heads wondering why the hell the Democrats in Congress are acting like the Republicans are still in charge!

Ta Da! Alan Grayson to the rescue. A first term Congressman from Central Florida, whom most Americans had never heard of before Tuesday evening, when he courageously took to the floor of the House and loudly exclaimed "The Republicans have no clothes!"

Pretty much.

He did tell us that those pieces of paper they were waving in the air during the President's address to the joint session of Congress on health care reform were, in fact, just blank pieces of paper pretending to be the GOP health care plan. He exposed the fact that everything they're doing and saying is a sham, and aimed only at derailing anything the Democrats propose.

Grayson came armed with facts, citing a Harvard Medical School study entitled "Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults" that proves that close to 45,000 Americans die each year due to lack of health insurance. Facts. No made up death panel nonsense here.

Tonight, I'll speak with Congressman Alan Grayson, who made me proud that someone on our side of the aisle was actually saying what we've all been screaming for the past few months.

I'll also speak with Dr. Steffie Woodlander, one of the authors of that Harvard study cited by Congressman Grayson. Dr. Woodlander has been on my show before, talking about the need for a single payer health care system, in her role as a co-founder and board member of Physicians for a National Health Program (

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Woman said...

Wow that was a great interview with Grayson. I am one of those anonymous millions dying in Texas due to our abysmal "health care" system and my (naturally, I'm Texan) lack of insurance. I immediately wrote to him after the interview to see about donating and maybe even volunteering somehow. I would give anything to have more people like Grayson representing us. He is the only politician I've ever heard not apologize to the corporations for standing up for me, but instead apologizing to those like me for not having this done yet, knowing that we are casualties. Your interview was great, Nicole. I just started listening to you lately and you're really fantastic. We need more awesome women like you, too.