I like Joel Connelly, but I’m not sure the fact that Jim McDermott said “Fuckin’” was the most important thing about his appearance on Fox News.
“People in my district are calling in for Obamacare — affordable health care — in large numbers. Why would House Democrats give away what the 2012 electorage didn’t? You can’t say, O.K., you can get half of Obamacare — this isn’t a Solomon-like decision.
“So we sit here until they figure out they f—-n’ lost.”
Joel, (and the headline writer if that’s a different person) makes a big deal of the swearing. But that’s not obscene. Shit, it’s how adults talk. It’s probably fuckin’ healthy. What’s obscene is that there’s a significant segment of Congress willing to shut down the government to try to keep their constituents from getting affordable health care. What’s obscene is that a party that ran on repealing Obamacare, AND LOST is willing to shut down the country over Obamacare. What’s obscene are the cuts after cuts after cuts that have been demanded and given that aren’t enough. What’s obscene is that a party that took us into two unfunded wars while passing unfunded tax cuts gets to talk about deficits without being laughed out of the country. What’s obscene is that they have a whole news network cheerleading that awfulness. “Fuckin’”? Who cares about that?