Simple question for Michael Steele, leader of the Republican Party — the party dedicated to the defeat of Obama’s health-care plan, because they want to make it “his Waterloo” — do the Republicans support an individual requirement to get coverage? Steele’s reply: “Uhh.”
This whole health-care debate is depressing, because while health insurers, hospitals and even the doctors’ lobby have come to the pretty obvious conclusion that being the only wealthy nation on Earth without a government-backed health care system has not exactly worked out so well, the sickly Republican party has decided (sort of?) that fighting a very-vaguely-nationalized health plan might just be the magic thing to destroy Barack Obama and the Democrats and, hopefully, Earth itself.
But a certain lover of the hip hop, Mr. Steele, just has no fucking idea what his party is even supposed to be for or against these days. He is, after all, just setting the tone! And the tone is “confusion and ineptitude.” [Gawker]