I’m not one of those people who think all Republicans are stupid, but I find my argument questionable when I read things like Congressman John Shimkus opening his yap and the stupid spilling out everywhere.
During a session of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Democratic Representative Michael Doyle was talking with Republican Representative John Shimkus about Shimkus’s objections to the ACA—and, yes, for some of you who still don’t get it, ACA is Obamacare—requirements for health-insurance plans.
“What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?”
And then it happened ... Republican Representative Shimkus proved to the world that he is an asshat of epic proportions by asking:
“What about men having to purchase prenatal care? Is that not correct? And should they?”
The Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—does not want insurers to be able to discriminate against women, and it goes both ways; under Obamacare, women pay for basic services that benefit men such as prostate cancer tests and a preventative service that checks older men who have smoked for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
And, as Mike Doyle spelled out for Shimkus:
“There’s no such thing as à la carte insurance, John.”
I guess this is where we realize that ______ may have been r ... r ... r... not wrong, when he said “Who knew health care could be so complicated?”
Certainly not John Shimkus—whose name, I believe, is from the Hebrew for “dumb ass man”—the ISBL Asshat of the Week.