Monday, May 04, 2009


What a ****in' idiot!

"Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason that he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its health-care priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer."

-- Washington Times, May 4, 2009

I guess what ol' Arlen is insinuating is that the GOP historically hasn't been willing to "spend" enough on cancer research and, thus, Jack Kemp is now dead.

Two thoughts:

First, the United States has spent billions and billions of dollars on cancer research since Jack Kemp left Congress. From 2006-2008, the National Cancer Institute's annual budget increased from $4.75 billion to $4.83 billion (Republicans "set" the NCI's budget in FY 2006 and 2007). Other federal agencies, including other National Institutes of Health centers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Defense also received increased funding for cancer research during those years. For Specter to suggest that the GOP has stood in the hospital door, so to speak, when it comes to cancer-research funding exposes his abject stupidity, or senility.

Second, Arlen Specter is a cancer survivor. Notice that he didn't go to Canada, or the United Kingdom, or any other nation with government-provided health care for treatment. He stayed here in the U.S. of A., where advanced cancer treatments were supposedly hindered by the political party to which he then (allegedly) belonged.

Remember when VP candidate John Edwards said wheelchair-bound folks would be able to walk again if John Kerry was elected president? I thought that was a pretty fuckin' stupid comment at the time. Now Arlen Specter's gone and on one-upped Edwards in the stupidity department.

Tell me again, GOP "moderates," why I should be sad that the dumb sombitch left our party ...!

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