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Oh, THAT guy

Genius congressman Warren Davidson of Ohio, who teabagged himself right into John Boehner’s former congressional seat when Boehner left the House to spend more time with his gin, offered some terrific advice to a constituent at a town hall last week: When the woman told him her son would lose his health insurance if the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion is rolled back, Davidson let her know that maybe her son wasn’t deserving of health care since he only works in the service industry, and not even full-time at that. Here’s the video, via Friend of Wonkette Tommy Christopher at ShareBlue:

Nice Lady: My son did not have health insurance for four years, until the ACA when Medicaid was accepted. He didn’t have health insurance because he’s in the service industry. And that industry pays minimum wage and they keep their employees below a certain number of hours so that they cannot — so that they don’t have to pay health insurance. So, many of the people that are on Medicaid are working, and they are the working poor. [applause]

Under Trumpcare, one of the major ways to make health insurance affordable is to bring back catastrophic insurance, which is basically no insurance at all. Given that, given that preventative health care is the number one way to keep people healthy in our society, can you explain why my son and millions of others in his situation are not deserving of affordable, decent healthcare that has essential benefits so that he can stay healthy and continue working? [applause]

Well! While your more polished, Establishment-type Rs like Paul Ryan might mouth some vague evasion about how TrumpDon’tCare would offer every American “access” to whatever health care they can afford (None. Literally none except for ER visits that could bankrupt them), Davidson — a member of the House Freedom Caucus that found the first iteration of TrumpCare insufficiently cruel — let the silly woman know that if her son doesn’t have the “skills” to earn his own way, then maybe he shouldn’t get health care at all, because since when does America have any laws requiring that it promote the general welfare of its citizenry beyond allowing everyone the right to grab as much for themselves as possible?

OK, I don’t know anything about your son, but as you described him, his skills are focused in an industry that doesn’t have the kind of options that you want him to have for health care. So, I don’t believe that these taxpayers here are entitled [sic] to give that to him. I believe he’s got the opportunity to go earn those health benefits. [scattered gasps and boos]

Isn’t that the American Dream? get a job, work hard, and if you don’t make management-level pay, you’re expendable? Besides, as Davidson explained, once the ACA with all its fancy-pants, expensive “essential health benefits” is repealed, the woman’s son could probably afford some kind of catastrophic care plan that might cover the very worst accidents or illnesses, or not. Assuming he’s not stupid enough to have a preexisting condition, the bum.

When the woman didn’t see why that would be better than the coverage her son has now (but which is paid for by the other good people in the room, who booed Davidson because they don’t realize they’re slaves to this woman’s lazy useless son), Davidson explained — and on this one, he’s right on track with other Republicans — that health insurance is exactly like a cell phone, apart from the tiny detail that they’re nothing alike:

Davidson: If he doesn’t want a catastrophic care plan, then don’t buy a catastrophic care plan. If you don’t want a flip-phone, don’t buy a flip phone [general groans, expressions of disgust, and at least one “stop doing that!” from audience]

Nice Lady: I’m sorry, health care is much different than a cell phone, and I’m tired of people using cell phone analogies with health care [applause]

Presumably, Davidson will see the error of his ways and break out a Nazi analogy next time.

Now, obviously, when a member of Congress says something as colossally stupid as “people who don’t make much money don’t deserve health care,” their staff is ready to walk it back with some pleasant shading, explaining that the congressman simply meant America is a great place where everyone can prosper if they work hard. Not so much Davidson’s office: Monday, Davidson spokesperson Alexei Woltornist delivered what was meant to be some kind of clarification, in which Davidson made it clear poor people aren’t worth medical care:

Rep. Davidson does not believe that taxpayers should be providing more and more people health care […]

This is unsustainable, as we’re seeing with Obamacare, and it ignores the real problem of ever-increasing health care costs […] The congressman has been laser focused on solutions that lower health care costs, so that everyone can get the kind of health insurance they want at a price they can afford.

Unless of course the “kind of health insurance they want” is the kind that actually covers luxuries like chronic conditions, doctor visits, checkups, surgery, reproductive care, cancer screenings, and other stuff that only better people deserve. You want anything but a bare-bones policy that may or may not cover some of the costs of a major illness, then you’d better work harder, mule.

Rep. Warren’s campaign website asserts he “champions conservative Republican values with integrity, a thoughtful, well-developed intellect, and a sincere Christian faith.” He is among several Republicans calling on Donald Trump to issue an executive order that would give federal contractors the “religious liberty” to discriminate against people for being gay.

Yr Wonkette has not confirmed whether Rep. Davidson has rebuked his Saviour, Jesus the Christ, for setting an unsustainable example by foolishly dispensing free medical care to people who clearly had not developed the job skills necessary to deserve private care.

[ShareBlue / https://twitter.com/tommyxtopher/status/855493166744694787” target=”_blank”>Tommy Christopher on Twitter / CNN / USA Today]

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  • Napoleanofthetrump

    Mother fucker ain’t never gonna have a spitless meal again.

    • mardam422

      I wouldn’t order anything with a cream sauce, either.

    • Pilotshark

      and he will have to really watch out when he eats out.

    • Creepoman

      From what little I know of this conniving bastard, I’m sure he’ll start swapping plates with his wife when the food arrives.

  • folderol

    It’s not just the failure of her son to be economically sustainable, it’s the mother who didn’t marry rich or build a business worth millions a year! I mean, jeez, genetically lazy in spades!

    Of course only the wealthy (or corporately enslaved) deserve medical care! Isn’t it obvious that they are superior in every way? The weak just don’t die off fast enough is the problem.

    • jodyleek

      Funny ain’t it? They espouse social Darwinist principles but don’t actually believe in evolution.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    The congressman has been laser focused on solutions that lower health care costs.

    Well, throwing all the old and sick people off of insurance would certainly do that…

    • Rick Hill

      “…laser focused on solutions that lower health care costs”

      Savings for insurers, that is

      • akita96th

        Republicans coining new phrases to add to their bloated redundant rhetorical guide book for good republicans of the stupid caliber….another GOP zinger…”…laser focused on solutions that lower health care costs”…(What the fuk)…this is the results of a republican cough! cough! think tank… lol makes me laugh to even think of republicans and the long lagering process of their actually trying to thunk about thinking…I dont believe their hearts and minds can take the pressure… Here is Republicans thinking…. hmmmmm hey I wonder where bob finds those hot looking chicks that cater his barbeques…i gotta get me some of them tasties yeah…and hey tonight is porn night at the golf club for conservative thinkers..I gots ta go get me 9 holes…fer sure..

    • Vincent Ricola

      But… but… I was told baby boomers were the root of all evil and it’s okay to dehumanize them so when they all get kicked off healthcare, I won’t care. Reddit wouldn’t lie to me!

    • OneYieldRegular

      Laser-focused? I don’t think so. Focused like a dull and rusty 600-lb butter knife, more like.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I’d say butter spoon, myself…

  • memzilla Ω
    • MynameisBlarney

      I’m not a big fan of these types of memes.
      There’s a whole slew of them out that use pics and/or captions from WWII and make light of them.

      • memzilla Ω

        This particular photograph is a direct result of the Gilded Age Rethuglican financial policies that brought us the Great Depression, and which today’s Rethuglicans want to reinstitute.

      • SpideySenser

        At least this one works.

      • Claire

        Memzilla is right. This isn’t making fun, it’s a big pointed neon sign saying “Look, this is where those policies led the last time we tried them.”

        • MynameisBlarney

          I know, but there’s a LOT more that are horrible.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Yeah, better start eating at home from now on you stupid fucking asshole.

  • Rick Hill

    Oh. So this is the asshole I get to vote against every election cycle.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    This fucker would be a parody of Republi-Christian cruelty if he weren’t the paradigm for it.

    Is “for” the right preposition here?

  • elviouslyqueer
  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    I do love the sheer psychopathy of this guy’s line of thinking when you take it to its logical conclusion, which is that people who are only able to work service jobs (for whatever reason) are totally and literally expendable.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      And yet what other purpose to do blowhard politicians serve?

  • Vincent Ricola

    Because America is somehow better when wait staff are growing the latest strain of superflu because they can’t afford to see a doctor, all while handling food for the public.

    Warren Davidson of Ohio needs to get used to eating pubes because they’re going to be in all his meals from now on.

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    And yet I’d bet he still wants people to mow his lawn, feed him in restaurants and do his dry-cleaning. You really have to love a guy who benefits from the service industry, pretty much relies on it, but doesn’t give a flip about the actual people who make it all happen. Maybe consider a national living wage, asshole, before telling people they make too little to be considered human while benefiting from their work.

    • Rick Hill

      Yeah but only healthy ones. Survival of the fittest and all.

    • cmd resistor

      Of course it goes without saying that he is a shitty tipper.

      • Rick Hill

        “Read a bible” or “compulsory tipping is stealing” kind of tipper.

        • cmd resistor

          My dad was a republican who left Bible tracts BUT he also left nice money tips with them. But for most people, it is either/or.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        That’s OK. He probably gets plenty of shit tipped in his food. What goes around etc.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      In his world view, you’re only people if you own the lawn-care company, the restaurant or the dry cleaners.

    • SpideySenser
    • tapp_my_wire,please

      If you institute a nat’l living wage minimum, how will teenagers find a job or some argle bargle like that.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Don’t forget “You wanna pay $10 for a Big Mac”?

        • akita96th

          Burger fry and drink is already close to 7 bucks…and thats them paying the current low min wage…..Lots of money is made in the food industry(to say it’s not is bullshit)….It is just the part where they get to keep the millions in profits and the workers get to keep the min wage….Dont give me a sob story about the poor McDs restaurants barely making it as it is, they got one foot in the grave of bankruptcy having to actually pay the help a living wage means they will have to charge more…lol…really a Billion sold a day eh…If it wasn’t extremely profitable they would have already went bankrupt…Dont believe the lies.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Antebellum South in a nutshell.

      • data_ninja

        Well, it is southern Ohio. There are parts in there that can make Mississippi seem like Tomorrowland from the Epcot Center.

  • Look Closer

    So much for compassionate conservative.

  • Michael Smith

    Yeah, that’s pretty mean!

    But, America, this is the price you pay for wanting racist, anti-poor, law and order, “puts moochers in their place,” pro-war, John-Wayne-Patriot representatives in government. Its worth being treated like shit every once in a while as long as you get to see the people you hate being treated like shit, right?

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    In the years to come, may this man get used to sitting in his Depends for 24 hours at the nursing home.

  • Rick Hill

    Well, when you can’t just kick a servant that is a little slow in bringing your meal or that places your napkin on the wrong side of the plate, then are we truly civilized?

  • memzilla Ω
  • Look Closer
  • memzilla Ω
    • CriticalDragon1177

      Remember all the claims about Obamacare leading to “death panels?” Where are they now that Obamacare is the law?

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I do like the prospect of the good Congressman being a testbed for high priced health insurance effectiveness. What are the nastiest bugs he can expect from his new diet of saliva-enhanced Fancy Meals?

  • ArgieBargie

    I’ll give Rep. Davidson credit for openly admitting he doesn’t give a fuck about people who can’t afford health insurance. That’s more than you can say about most Republicans who paint themselves as champions for the working class.

    Other than that, I hope he enjoys a nice bull dick sandwich soon.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    I wonder if Rep. Davidson’s next cup of coffee will have it’s normally-fine creme augmented with a server’s jizz?

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Rep Davidson: why does this salad dressing taste funny?

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Warren Davidson is such a “lovely” person.

  • schmannity

    Fuck you Davidson for making me miss Gin Blossom John.

    • I believe it was Merlot Blossom John. Just want to be accurate here…

  • baconzgood

    What the fuck? Maybe someone should point out that congressman Davidson shouldn’t be able to get health care under his philosophy. If you think about he has a temp job. He’s not even under contract.

  • Michael Smith

    Later, after the meeting:

    “Ma’am, I just wanted to give you some advice to pass on to your son. Tell him to stop wasting his time being a waiter getting minimum wage and no benefits, when he can make good money and collect government benefits by being a hate-spewing conservative politician. It’s not hard. Its easier than being a waiter. Just get on the podium and complain about how hard-working Americans are sick of subsidizing lazy poor people who are being told that they are entitled by liberal, anti-American academics, celebrities and communist fifth columnists!”

    “But wouldn’t he be telling a bunch of vicious lies that might ultimately threaten the stability of our society?”

    “Look, lady, does your son want economic security or a soul? You can’t have both.”

  • Nounverb911

    “deserving of health care since he only works in the service industry, and not even full-time at that.”
    Isn’t this the definition of a congresscritter?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      “Public Servant? Nobody told me that.”

    • ariel_gee_398

      “deserving of health care since he only works in the self-service industry, and not even full-time at that.”

      FIFY

  • canes_pugnaces

    OK… so another Republican reveals that he is a semi-illiterate heartless tool for big business, and really wants more than anything in his stony heart to step on the little guy.

    So the question is: why do the little guys vote Republican? Maybe they don’t want a flip phone, or insurance.

    • georgiaburning

      They don’t want big government to run their life. So they vote to let big business run their life.

      • canes_pugnaces

        Good answer.

    • Who wants a flip phone?

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    You know who else tried to sort people by their economic value?
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/EuthanasiePropaganda.jpg

    • MynameisBlarney

      Republicans?
      Oh…

    • georgiaburning

      The NFL?

    • SpideySenser

      My entitled twit of a boss?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    One of these dumbshits is going to say something so over the top that the audience rushes him and takes care of business.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      That might make the rest of the fuckers think twice.

      • doktorzoom

        Once again, a reminder about the rules. Ahem.

        — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

  • Nounverb911
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I suppose the idea that the service industry ought to be barred from artificially preventing employees from qualifying for company-sponsored health care, or from paying below a living wage isn’t really on the table, hunh.

    • That would be government overreach, y’see.

      Also, don’t expect any government help getting those skills you need if you want insurance. It’s unfunded mandates all the way down.

  • Anna Rompage

    I don’t see what people are up in arms about! I mean the GOPs Wealthre plan includes a generous offer of using high risk pools, that would charge someone who had cancer in the past, a measly $127,000 a year for comprehensive health coverage…

    If these past cancer survivors, or anyone else with a pre-existing condition, are too lazy to go out and get a job that pays enough for them to buy their own coverage, then screw them!

  • ariel_gee_398

    Is it the case that the most venal, evil, and empathy-less individuals are drawn to Congress, or do they foster those traits in each other once they get there, like a bunch of mean girls at a high school lunch table?

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Someone should organize DC service workers, circulate this guy’s picture, and encourage workers to boycott just him.

    • marxalot

      “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time” signs just start showing up in windows… with his face on them.

  • Look Closer

    Republicans used to pretend like they cared. Now, not so much.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There was a time, when Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, where you did have Republicans giving a flying fuck about their constituents. The best governor of Oregon during my lifetime was a Republican. Of course, he would have been driven out of the Partei long ago as some hippy-dippy tree hugger.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        One of our best Governors was also a Republican. And he would also be rejected today (a mere 20 years after he served in office) as a RINO.

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard

        Good ol Tom McCall.

        Welcome to Oregon, now go home!

    • DrBigHead

      They seem to wear their heartlessness as a source of pride. And many of them justify it by appealing to a perverted version of Christianity where if a person is in need, it must be because of some moral flaw.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Jesus would so kick their asses if He actually came back.

        • marxalot

          “You generation of vipers, who told you to flee the wrath to come?”
          -some brown guy with a criminal history

      • Remember when they started using “empathy” as a slur?

        • DrBigHead

          After Gabby Giffords was shot, a local Tucson organization called Ben’s Bells expanded their distribution of their “Be Kind” logo, everything from stickers to yard signs to mosaics and murals painted on local schools. Not surprisingly, this was met with derision by many of the RWNJ. I don’t think that they even considered that they were coming out against kindness per se, just that it was a progressive program that had to be resisted. These folk are beginning to make me tired

        • cmd resistor

          Wingnut brother likes to rail against hateful libtards and fake compassion, whatever that is.

    • I remember GWB running on that “compassionate conservative” line. Thank good 9/11 came along and gave them a boogeyman so they could drop all that!

      • Dg Hacket

        Compassionate fascism

      • cmd resistor

        My parents were the last ones I knew of who could claim to be compassionate conservatives with a straight face.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Still waiting for this “laser focus” on reducing costs to actually be aimed at anything.

  • under_score

    My oldest is 25, back in school, on our insurance, works a service job. He’s been ill this spring (getting better, thankfully, but not without a scary ER trip). I am terrified about what we will do about his insurance on his next birthday, and onward, until he gets his degree & hopefully a job where he can buy his own. And, what if he doesn’t? Fuck these people. That is all.

    • Me not sure

      My youngest just turned 26 and had to take the really shitty plan offered through his work. Nobody pays well anymore and the cost of his coverage really eats into the income he needs to make ends meet.

      • under_score

        Well, that did not occur to me…that we might end up keeping our 22 year old who is graduating soon on our plan, if his future employer has only shitty plans. The whole situation is really infuriating.

        • Me not sure

          We kept him on ours even after he graduated and went to work because ours was cheaper and better. His new wife is 24 and still on her mother’s plan, and plans to be until she turns 26. Hopefully they will be earning more by then. My fear is that Trump’s plan will drive prices up so high that they will be priced out of the market.

  • Me not sure

    See,…it seems to me that the problem is that the founding fathers’ original intent was that the seats in Congress be filled by actual human beings.

    • Look Closer

      That appears to have failed at the moment.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Like most Rethugs, he’s a “good Christian” and wants to bring back the “good old days.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/877e354ebc6d84dc9ff49d3add762ac838c6df04488bcb3035bdcde3028a536e.gif

  • Chadwells

    What a fucking dick.

  • The Wanderer

    Service industry employees in Ohio, know this face, remember this name.

    • Creepoman

      . . . embellish his entree.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Meanwhile in the alternate universe where Hillary won, this woman and her son quietly go about their lives and we never hear about them.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    One hopes that he will soon be enjoying the earthy tang of a waiter’s testicles rubbed on his filet mignon.

    • Creepoman

      Nothing classes up a fine steak like a generous slathering of hot-kitchen ball sweat.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      “Oh, is this bleu cheese crumbled on top? It’s very distinctive!”

      “You like? It is locally produced. Comes from around here!”

      Back in the kitchen: “Yeah, right around here.” *grabs crotch*

    • akita96th

      Yes a three day old smelly balls martini…only dipped once and soaked twice for zest.

  • goonemeritus

    Nothing says fine dinning like waitstaff with an untreated case of wet leprosy.

    • Me not sure

      Can I get a side of hepatitis with that?

      • goonemeritus

        That comes included with the special.

      • Creepoman

        A and B are complimentary, but the chef can add C for $3 extra if you would like.

  • Fancy Meau-Faux

    This pissed me off so much when I read it yesterday. Our view of the service economy in this country is totally fucked up as it is what with alternative minimum wages for tipped jobs in 47 states. Service jobs can be viable careers and some places (Japan comes to mind) treat service people as professionals at what they do. I like what I do and I’ve been in service for most of my adult life. I don’t like the variability in income based on someone having a bad day and deciding it’s my fault.

    • jesterpunk

      Service jobs are jobs that still need to be done and without people doing those jobs the “job creators” wont be able to make lots of money and pay little taxes.

      • Fancy Meau-Faux

        I fall into the “job creator” bucket too. I own a bar, but I also stand behind it slinging drinks 5 nights a week. My employees make $15 an hour plus tips. I’m not in a place that requires that amount, it is just the right thing to do. They are good at what they do and deserve to be paid for it.

        • jesterpunk

          I was referring more to people like Andy Puzder who anytime anything that benefits the workers comes up says something like they could be replaced with machines. The CEO’s who think workers dont deserve anything and should be thankful they even have a job. They either dont realize or dont care that if you treat workers well and pay them well they will stay longer.

          http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-puzder-20160322-snap-htmlstory.html

    • cmd resistor

      I actually enjoyed my waitron days, but I worked in a good place where most customers were not idiots. I was young and didn’t worry about insurance, though. Also, too, I never did spit in anyone’s food although some deserved it. I punished people by putting apply jelly instead of grape/strawberry on their breakfast plates. It wasn’t really a punishment unless they hated apple jelly but since I did it made me feel better.

      • Fancy Meau-Faux

        The spit in the food thing doesn’t really happen, or if it does it happens with extreme rarity. In 37 years I’ve known it to happen once and the guy deserved it. One of my coworkers was a cute blonde lesbian named Linda. There was a guy who would come in and sit at her section and say suggestive things to her. Not enough to be 86ed but enough to be annoying. One day she was feeling fed up and spit and his eggs. Then when she delivered it she told him, “I spit in your food, it’s an extra .50 cents”. The guy laughed about it, and thought she was kidding. She did charge him the extra. This continued probably for a year until Linda quit.

  • Crystalclear12

    May he enjoy the healthcare he advocates for others.

    • Me not sure

      Not a chance. The new plan keeps for Congress much of what they are trying to eliminate for the rest of us.

  • janecita

    No money for health care, a lot more money for our war industry. What in the Holy hell is wrong with these people? Evangelical Christians are the most despicable, evil, self righteous, assholes on this planet!

    • jodyleek

      I don’t get how “Christians” have the unmitigated gall to call themselves “Christian”. Have they ever read the words of Christ? Tried to emulate him? He was a homeless guy, no worldly possessions, wandered around healing people and giving hope to the hopeless via the Beatitudes, his parables, etc. Why is the emulation of Christ optional for so-called Christians? Why do they think God sent Christ here in the first place? If he needed a sacrificial lamb, he could have picked any old dude and said, “Hey, I’m a gonna kill so and so and that will be the payment for your sins. Over and out!” But, according to their holy book, God sent Christ into the world as an example for the world. If that’s your example then exemplify him you cretinous, evil ass wipes!!! Jesus Horatio Christos on a bun, you “Christians” are actually Paulians at best and Pharisees more like. Bunch of phonies.

      • akita96th

        Jesus didn’t have a job and bummed his way across the lands, he was fed and bathed and had no problems finding a place to sleep…Is that a sign of a moocher a taker a man out for the freebies the goodies….a low life food stamp eating mofkr…..That is what the republicans think of people who are in dire straights…Would they dare call Jesus a low life socialist, liberal moocher taker of goodies the drainer of gov taxes, a lazy shiftless poor fker…Do you think? Would they yell out to him in the street as he passed by them looking homeless and hungry “”Hey you lazy bastard get a fkn job”” Quit being a fkn mooch.

        • jodyleek

          That’s exactly what they’d do if they encountered Jesus today. As a matter of fact, they do encounter Jesus everyday as he said “what you do for the least of these you do for me”. The closest they get to the “least of these” is their cozy Jesus club pew and the occasional fund raising banquet.

  • Wow. So, if people want health care insurance, everyone should become computer programmers or, if they have no skills, Congressmen.

    • marxalot

      Middle management and up. I know an awful lot of computer programmers and other “skilled” new economy workers who are contracting. Because the corporations dictate how the new economy works…

  • snark-lurker

    “Survival of the fittest.”
    “If you can’t afford it, it’s because you haven’t earned it, so you don’t deserve it.”

    • iceweasels

      Good old social Darwinism. What would racism and bigotry be without ye?

      • MizzMazz

        Funny, because Darwin never advocated that. An important part of evolution is cooperation, and that is what helps species thrive.

        • iceweasels

          Of course he didn’t. He was a scientist, not an idiot.

          • MizzMazz

            Tell them that. Those assholes cherry pick; actually learning about evolution is haaarrd.

          • iceweasels

            There’s no telling them anything. They’re useless scum, the lot of them.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    If Democrats don’t take a majority in at least the House OR the Senate next year I’m going to have to have my empathy surgically removed, because I just can’t take the pain of watching everything good and decent in this country being slowly dismantled by angry, racist morons.

    And given the news lately I’m having a hard time figuring out which group is more awful: “conservatives” who will hurt themselves for the pleasure of watching others suffer, or liberals who are too fucking lazy and “pure” to vote for anyone who might be able to actually stop the bleeding.

    I might have to restrain myself from posting any more today because AAAARRRGGHH!1!11

    • janecita

      You and me need to go out for a drink.

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Hey, I’m in Jersey!

        • janecita

          Me too!

          • Sedagive ’em Hell

            I’m not too sure how folks contact each other around here. I keep a low public profile for a reason, but if you’d still like a drink (I”m all about tea) I can send an email address to… whoever does that sort of thing : )

        • snark-lurker

          you two should get together

          • akita96th

            You two should get a room lol….Just kidding

    • Crystalclear12

      Well, the purity princesses knew better so. . .

    • Claire

      To be honest my empathy self-destructed on November 8th of last year. There’s just no more. There’s a time for empathy and a time to sack up and pull the ass-kicking boots out of the closet, as we are told by basically every martial arts movie ever, and in my opinion it’s past time to polish up the boots.

    • Persistent Demme

      I had resigned myself to resisting all things Trump.
      But the other night when I met the Berners supporting Steve Bannon, and arrogantly hating on Nancy Pelosi, (in a totally Hillary way), I felt a surge of rage I could barely contain.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    and speaking of nazis, I wonder if it’s a coincidence that this is coming out while they’re trying to quietly shove Trumpcare through again?

    https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/857017048861483009

    • MAY???

      • iceweasels

        The little v. pretty much nixed the “may” on that one.

      • goonemeritus

        No shit right, the guy literally wears his Nazi allegiance on his lapel.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Seb Gorka needs to go fuck himself forever.

      That is all.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      Stephen: “The good Doctor’s credentials shall not be questioned!”

      *shoe sails through air*

    • Claire

      I don’t think it’s coincidence so much as the fact that there is SO MUCH SHIT coming out that it can’t really form an orderly queue or Trump’s dessicated corpse will still be propped up in the Oval Office in 2156 while we try to work through the backlog.

    • Thiazin Red

      So how many does that make it with fake credentials or plagiarized work?

      • Contemplative Ron

        How many appointments have they made so far?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        aotk?

  • This good Christian Tea Braggart knows the Good Word, ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is freedom from healthcare. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will not become obese and need Spanx. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will find joy in lower marginal tax rates.” Verily, we roll along…

    • marxalot

      The poor will always be with us, so there’s no need to do anything about it.

  • Linda1961

    Silly me, I want those who prepare, cook or serve me my food when I eat out to be healthy. This a$$hole doesn’t care if those who serve him are sick or not.

    Aside from the cruelty of his position, it’s downright stupid.

    • Me not sure

      Well said.

      • Linda1961

        They don’t care about others, but you would think that they would care about their own worthless selves.

        • Me not sure

          That requires two stages of thinking.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      You can identify this asshole when he’s eating in a restaurant. He’s the one who has his staff holding the sneeze guard over his head during the meal. Class, man. Just pure class.

  • proudgrampa

    Jesus Christ. What an asshole!

  • elviouslyqueer

    OT, but re: Trump’s predictably subdued reaction to the sanctuary cities ruling: CALLED IT.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/26/trump-slams-sanctuary-city-ruling-says-opponents-are-judge-shopping.html

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “Pivot accomplished.” — Chris Cilizza, probably.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Ugh, should have looked at the address before looking at the article. Years of avoiding Fux news shot to hell.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Maaaaybe you all should stop booing and do a Richard Spencer everytime one of these assholes make remarks like this.

    • doktorzoom

      First off, please review the rules. We don’t advocate or even fantasize about doing violence. Especially not against members of Congress, what with that being a federal crime and all.

      — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        I am sorry, I meant with votes. Still little ticked off about the job.

    • iceweasels

      Booing looks better on youtube.

  • Chadwells

    Not surprised. I mean this comes from a group that voluntarily picked the name “tea-baggers”….proving how fucking stupid they were from the get go. Having no fucking idea what that means in today’s world. LOL!! It’s perfect actually.

    • Yeah, but keep your dirty government hands off their Medicare!!!

    • Well, he does have a flip phone…

      • Contemplative Ron

        Hey, so do I. It was free, it has great coverage, and it’s so tough it still works after being driven over.
        Kind of like our health care Up Here, now that I think of it.

    • akita96th

      Actually it was called the Tea Party…But in reality, we all new them shit stain taints to be the great nuttsack shaped teabags they love to lick and or the act of getting tea bagged which is some poor schmucky repub(by droping nuttsacks up and down on the GOP chins…Thus being teabagged, which has morphed into teabaggers or you could call them a bunch of shaved ball assholes or ficklefuckfacefuknuttsshitferbrains they will answer to any of these…Trump has tea bagged them for sure lol.. I actually think they love the smell of stinky balls. If not then they are in denial…Us Liberals associate that title(Teabagger) with someone being a: ignorant,religious(but not a real christian),zealot,morally bankrupt,racist,greedy,entitled,fanatic,conservative,low info mofo,Trump loving Clown….or you could just say they are stupid bastards and cut thru all the chase….Just a thought lol. I get tired of having to do all the thinking all the time and no break…Why? because the teabaggers and the whole republican party do not comprehend thinking…To them to think, must be to thunk, and to thunk eerr well uh uhh then they forget what they thought they thunk..you see they get confused and start talking about next weeks big barbeque..yehaww. bet they is gona be some hot tasties there yeah..wink wink me bad…

      • Chadwells

        Shit…right! Tea party…tea baggers….it was early, I was high and I’m an idiot!!! I kind of knew I was fucking something up.

        Your reply was fucking hilarious and 💯!!!! Wow!!!

      • Lord Jim

        They did indeed initially call themselves “teabaggers” until it was pointed out to them what that was commonly taken to mean.

  • Randy Riddle

    Actually, my health care is just like a cell phone – expensive as hell, less service than you get in Europe, run by crooks and shysters out to rip you off, and in desperate need of nationalization.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      Amen.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    He didn’t have health insurance because he’s in the service industry. And that industry pays minimum wage and they keep their employees below a certain number of hours so that they cannot — so that they don’t have to pay health insurance.

    That’s the problem right there, in a nutshell. Industry makes sure that the people they spend good money to send to Washington write regulations that allow them to screw their employees in order to fatten their profits. Then Republicans blame those same employees for not going out and finding better jobs. But there are no better jobs, because corporations, again in order to increase profits, have outsourced production and busted unions to reduce real income. But remember – if you aren’t pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and becoming rich and successful – perhaps by becoming a Republican legislator – it’s your own goddamned fault. Stop whining, get rid of your smartphone and turn your life around, loser!

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Bravo!

    • Lord Jim

      Republicans are abusive partners – they want to hurt you, then force you to accept that it’s your fault.

  • donald danner

    This guy’s district includes Middletown, Ohio, of Hillbilly Elegy fame. Hopefully they learn and kick this guy out on his ass.

  • marxalot

    If you want to improve access to care, and lower healthcare costs, maybe the Congresscritter should turn that laser-like focus onto the root of the problem, and work on destroying health insurance companies.
    After all, they stand between the citizen and their doctor, and isn’t that exactly what the Cruelty Caucus hates?

  • ExpatGirl

    We really need to stop electing sociopaths into office.

    • marxalot

      But they’re the only ones crazy enough to want the job…

    • Claire

      The Republicans can’t. Like, literally they can’t. I have a whole essay brewing on this.

      • Bebecca

        yes because 99% of them are sociopaths. Total lack of empathy.

        • Claire

          That too.

      • Lord Jim

        Want. To. Read.

  • Lost “Armada”

    Fun Fact: Servers and people in the food service can read and have access to the interwebs.

    Were I Warren Davidson, I’d be careful to avoid eating out… forever.

    • AnniNoone

      And just like that, rage turns to glee. Enjoy your spit (etc.), dude. Hope your waitstaff’s healthy.

      • Contemplative Ron

        ‘I’m applying for the waitstaff job.’
        ‘You don’t look very healthy, dude.’
        ‘Yeah, you caught me, I have untreated TB.’
        ‘That’s okay, you’ll just serve Congressman Davidson’s table.’

  • FauxAntocles

    I can afford my own healthcare, but I’m fine with paying for others as well.
    Vaccines for everyone!

  • DainBramage

    I hope that the wait staff at all the restaurants Rep. Davidson frequents are made aware of his views. I also hope they’re all prodigious expectorators.

    • Bobathonic

      Snot funny, man.

  • Crystalclear12

    I wonder how spit, urine and other bodily fluids he consumes in an average night out.

    More than he thinks😈

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      Or he will starting now.

  • iceweasels

    We certainly wouldn’t want to know the people handling and preparing our food are healthy. Seriously, don’t these republicans even have a sense of self preservation if nothing else?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      As long as you wipe your hands with some dollar bills after the meal, you’re unlikely to catch any diseases.

      • iceweasels

        Oooooo! Is that the new alternative science all the kids are raving about these days? ;)

  • Alan

    Well, at least the guy’s honest about what he thinks. That should cost him an election.

  • marxalot

    I would rather eat the 5$ in taxes (which I actually paid this year- no refund!) and live amid healthy people, in a society where no one dies of a preventable illness or falls into an unending fiscal nightmare when trying to get treatment, thanks. Because capitalism to the contrary notwithstanding, a human being is worth our care regardless what of their job or earnings.

    • Bebecca

      ladies and gentlemen, that is the difference in Democrats and Republicans.

  • Alan

    Pretty sure her son has a phone so he can actually get a call about that new job interview.

  • atheist

    Tell me again about the “culture of life” the republicans are so fond of talking about.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Is that some sort of culture living in a petri dish?

    • Lori

      You just don’t understand. It’s the culture of deserving life. Fetuses and white Republicans are deserving. Everyone else can DIAF, preferably the fires of hell.

  • HateCliques

    Your son’s skill set is not deserving of public funded health care, lady! Look at my job – a politician. Now that’s completely deserving of a lot of freebies from the public while delivering absolutely nothing in return.

  • The Librarian

    Fuck the working poor? That’s Mr. Davidson’s solution to healthcare? I’m lucky enough to have insurance for myself and the spawn, but I want my tax dollars going to healthcare for those not so lucky. If Mr. Davidson doesn’t realize that we, the taxpayers, subsidize his coverage, I’d like to make sure that his gets zapped as well…… :P

    • laughingnome

      Yeah, I’m with you. I have really excellent health insurance and my employer pays most of the cost. But, I believe I am better off paying taxes to make sure everyone has good health care. I guess that makes me a sucker. In the long run this is a wise decision since the good health of my compatriots does make my life better. I won’t go into all the reasons why. I bet we all could come up with several reasons.

      • The Librarian

        If that makes you a sucker, then count me in as part of the tribe. A healthy society benefits everyone, even asshats.

        • Bobathonic

          Pfft. You goobers probably think providing a decent education to everyone is also an investment in our nation.

          I sure do.

          • laughingnome

            Yes!

          • The Librarian

            This goober says absolutely! An educated society benefits all except GOP who would rather we remain ignorant.

        • Lord Jim
          • Persistent Demme

            When drama daughter was in the 1st grade, she asked me what a Democrat was.
            I told, “It’s really simple. A Democrat WANTS to help other people.”
            She told this to her friend who’s parents are/were super conservative, (they pulled her out of school the day that Hillary came to swear-in new citizens in the auditorium).
            Her friend went home and declared that she wanted to be a Democrat!
            *giggle-snort*

      • C4TWOMAN

        It kinda doesn’t matter how healthy you are if you’re surrounded by people sick with flu, colds, TB, etc. Your immune system will eventually fail being bombarded so much.

    • DrBigHead

      You have identified the main characteristic that separates most Dems from most Republicans.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Coastal secession. Let the Red Middle have its Pluto-Christian utopia. Back to the glory of 1930s America.

  • Bill Slider

    If there is one industry where I think everyone should have affordable healthcare, it is the restaurant industry. These people are preparing and serving your food. If they are not healthy neither will be your food nor you. Why is this so difficult for Republicans to comprehend? Do they really think their whiteness offers them full protection against viruses and bacteria?

    • Bobathonic

      They’d be pissed if that moocher, Mary Mallon, missed a day at work.

    • jesterpunk

      Do they really think their whiteness offers them full protection against viruses and bacteria?

      Yes they do, they think being rich and white protects them from getting sick.

      • C4TWOMAN

        And yet Black Death and Consumption didn’t care how much dosh you had…

  • SomeBigRedDog

    I hope this guy is getting served an extra helping of bodily fluids whenever he goes out to eat from now on.

    • kareemachan

      Ditto.

  • Oblios_Cap

    What a walking dildo.

    • Bobathonic

      Dildo libelz.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Yes. You insult dildos. Dildos is good. This excremental congressthing is not good.

  • WiscoJoe

    Yeah, if you combine this “pull yourself up by the boostraps” bullshit with the Trumpist “you have to have the right genes” belief in eugenics, you have a pretty good summation of the current Republican party.

  • Dudleydidwrong

    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

    Hattie Carroll was a maid in the kitchen
    She was fifty-one years old and gave birth to ten children
    Who carried the dishes and took out the garbage
    And never sat once at the head of the table
    And didn’t even talk to the people at the table
    Who just cleaned up all the food from the table
    And emptied the ashtrays on a whole other level
    Got killed by a blow, lay slain by a cane
    That sailed through the air and came down through the room
    Doomed and determined to destroy all the gentle
    And she never done nothing to William Zantzinger

    This Rethug congressdork must smile when he hears this song because that’s the health plan he supports. For others.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Remember, Rep. Davidson, the ladder of the law has no top and no bottom.

  • the_steamer

    How does he think insurance gets paid for? Your premiums always cover your care? Like they keep little health savings accounts of your monthly premium and only get into it when YOU have a health issue? Other people in this room are always paying for someone else’s health care, in the insurance scheme.

    • Bobathonic

      I think they know that, but count on their base being ignorant of that.

      • the_steamer

        I would not put it past Freedom Caucus members and other under-educated ideologues to be ignorant of the way things actually work.

        • Bobathonic

          Well you won’t go broke betting they’re stupid.

    • h4rr4r

      That is the part they object too.

  • F*** this guy. When is this piece of sh** up for re-election*, and does he have a challenger yet? I don’t have any money to give right now, but I want his challenger’s name so I can give when I can.

    *i hereby apologize to pieces of sh** everywhere for the comparison.

  • Parakeetist
  • Ruhe

    Southwest Ohio! Davidson will run that clip as a campaign add next time around and he’ll win easily.

  • HorseChestnut

    If only we had a society that rewarded honesty and helpfulness rather than cruelty and greed. Think of how much better America would be if assholes like this guy weren’t automatically shuttled into power, if behavior like this ended you up as a dishwasher with a crappy apartment instead of a politician with a mansion.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Crappy Apartment LIBles!

    • Lord Jim

      “If only we had a society that rewarded honesty and helpfulness rather than cruelty and greed.”

      So much for that “Christian nation” bullshit, right?

  • Thiazin Red

    I’d like to see these assholes get an island and try to start some kind of Ayn Rand fantasy land pf their dreams. I predict it lasts about 2 hours until they realize that you can’t actually have a functional society with only upper level business people.

    • h4rr4r

      Sure you can. The top 1% will employ 10% of the population as law enforcement and press the bottom 75% into service. If they complain they will be killed. Those not pressed into service will love the system.

    • Doug Langley
    • C4TWOMAN

      I just want them to walk their talk and move to already existing unregulated, free market paradises like Calcutta and Shanghai. I notice they don’t do that….

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Last time around, ACA-repeal went down the shitter because the alternative was real bad and when they talked about it, it sounded real bad. I’m not seeing that they took the right lessons away from that.

    • They honestly do not WANT to repeal it because they know it will hit their base the worst.
      They want to look as if they did something, and then blame the Dems in the Senate when the thing can’t pass.
      This is all a fucking dog and pony show still. These freaks have no clue how to actually govern.

      • C4TWOMAN

        I fear this is correct. I’m still waiting for them to “repeal” but rename and reinstate. If they could get away with it, I’m sure that’s what they’d do.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Rep. Warren’s campaign website asserts he “champions conservative Republican values with integrity, a thoughtful, well-developed intellect, and a sincere Christian faith.”

    Well 1 out of 5 ain’t bad.

    • MamaBrown

      Why’s he wasting his time in Congress? He could have a dandy career as a writer of fiction!

    • Buzz1313

      How can he claim to be Christian when Jesus (aka Christ) preached caring for sick and poor people but he (Congressman dude) doesn’t think it’s what “taxpayers” should do. His head is so far up his ass. I hate these people.

  • Jack Rogue Tenhet

    Did someone already put up this Vox article?

    http://www.vox.com/2017/4/25/15429982/gop-exemption-ahca-amendment

    Funny, innit? They want to keep the provisions for themselves that we’re too lazy and stupid to have. They are not even hiding their cravenly soulless, greedy bullshit anymore.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Rep MacArthur is tumbrel ready!

  • tehbaddr

    And people call me a MONSTER, for enjoying canned clams!

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Wasn’t the monstrosity of canned clams originally not in enjoying them, but in including them in recipes, speaking of them as if normal, and otherwise urging them on others? I mean you can be a suicidal freak if you want.

      • Ricky Gay

        No pre-existing clamditions!

  • a sincere Christian faith

    Would it be helpful if I wrote Matthew 25:34-40 in Sharpie on his forehead?

    • kareemachan

      Nope, cuz he’d not see it unless in a mirror and then it would be backwards and he’s not bright enough to figure that out.

      Now, if you wrote it on his pee-pee…. but that would be too small for him to read.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      A very sharp Sharpie with curare ink.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        No need for curare, his brain’s already paralyzed.

    • Persistent Demme

      This so-called “Christian” is not inheriting ANYTHING!

  • DensityDestiny

    Thoughtful and well-developed intellect?? This guy couldnt even master the basic canned responses to this question. FFS.

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    Food service workers don’t need health care. Germ theory is a hoax invented by greedy epidemiologists to get research grants.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      It’s not even a FACT, it’s just a theory, like gravity. I mean I can JUMP, can’t I?

  • Ricky Gay

    Fuck him with multi-pronged votes!!!!!

  • Lefty Frizzell

    As I oft repeat: Original Sin – uncontrollable blind rage at the thought that some other fucker is getting free shit and you aren’t.

    • Panika MCD

      nah, it’s still hubris. but the second sin was jealousy.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Uncontrollable blind rage at the thought that some “lesser” person is getting free shit, while feeling completely entitled to all the far, far, far more free shit YOU are getting. FIFY

  • Iron Monkey

    The economy is near “full employment” according the Janet Yellin. A huge number of those jobs are part-time, barely above minimum wage and supply few if any benefits. There are plenty of shit jobs available but if you have child care costs or transportation issues you won’t be able to afford to keep any of them. Good luck with buying the health insurance you want.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Warren honey? Next time you go to get something to eat, you can cook it, deliver it, and clean up after it yourself if those who work in the service industry are so fucking unimportant FFS.

    • Lori

      He better cook it and deliver it himself for his own safety. People who can’t afford health care tend to go to work sick, which isn’t super healthy for customers. And that’s before we even talk about the spit and other special ingredients Warren just earned himself.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      He can also fucking pick it his fucking shitting self, since I’m sure he’s also happy to not only deprive the people who actually work in the fields of any sort of health care, but to deprive them of doing the work in the first place.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Is fatheadedness a pre-existing condition?

  • Marceline

    I guess this guy wants every meal he eats in a restaurant to be filled with the saliva of people who can’t get health care.

    • Panika MCD

      he’d be lucky if he just got saliva in his food from now on.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Mini’s pie?

    • akita96th

      He is a fat little squaty looking fuk ….Hope he eats a lot of greasy meat…People like him need to go to their beloved heaven often and every day.

  • wandajayne

    His photograph should be posted in every wait station in every restaurant in the nation.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      With “Employees must wash this man’s food off their genitals before returning to work” posted underneath

      • Persistent Demme

        lol!

  • Panika MCD

    a) Boehner strikes me more as the type to want to spend more time with bourbon, though he’s state often that he’s a Merlot and Camel Ultra Lights guy.

    b) if the GOP wanted healthcare options which were affordable, they would not have sabotaged the ACA by stripping out any and all medication and procedure negotiations between Medicaid, Medicare, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. and it’s not like Congress critter Dick Whistle here is proposing doing anything of the sort.

    • Lord Jim

      Single payer would be a great way to reduce overall healthcare costs, as it would get rid of insurers, which is where there is so much “waste, fraud, and abuse”. There would still be medical device manufacturers and pharma companies, but the latter would be a bit more manageable without pharmacy benefit managers.

      • Panika MCD

        a) the ACA was set up to provide a single payer option to those in high risk pools. the whole idea is to get some form of it through and then amend it to have single payer for everyone. it was set up to be easily amended to do that after single payer was stripped out of the original.

        b) everything would be more manageable without PBMs. this also too applies to MCOs.

      • akita96th

        Single payer though a great idea…Will not happen at least for another 4 or 5 yrs or maybe more….

        I think all these Trumpanzees will have to experience health care under the trump brand regime before they wake up and say fk!! shit!! this new health care really sucks more than anything we have ever seen, we are paying 3 times what we were and getting 10 times less for our money…What have we done?..oh yeah and the republican senate and congress has made sure they will be exempted from the shitty insurance they want to stuff down our throats. Republican are assholes 100% of the time…They work to make your life miserable…Just when things look bright boom you get a bunch of republicans working night and day to see to it your life suks….If you vote republican then you are definitely a member of the asshole club…congratulations…Hope you are rich because they won’t love you.

  • I’m not sure these people realize how much skill it takes to maintain a smile and not murder customers while being on their feet for 8 hours straight. They call that a “soft skill”.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It’s emotionally exhausting. I would do many many things–collect dead bodies for morgues–before working in the restaurant business again.

      • I worked in a portrait studio. I’m sure not as bad as a restaurant, but I did want to throttle people on an almost daily basis. Never again.

  • Shanzgood

    The mom mentioned all the jobs where employers deliberately keep the number of work hours available to employees so low that they don’t have to provide health insurance benefits.

    Of course,this asshat got it wrong is saying taxpayers are subsidizing the people who work those jobs. They’re subsidizing the people who CREATE those jobs

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Of course!

    • Lord Jim

      But OF COURSE this is just the thing that a Republiclown would get bass-ackwards.

  • Jeffery Campbell

    I loathe these people with a hatred that is bordering on madness.

    • Internet Hitler

      War on bigots!

  • Swampay

    This might have (not really) kind of made sense. Back in the seventies. Not today.

    In the seventies, supermarket clerks were often unionized. It was a pretty good gig if you could get it.

    Low end restaurant jobs were for kids. (like me). Some kids would work their way up to fancier restaurants and make a living wage. Some kids would go into management. And some kids would grow up and get (what we then thought of as) grownup jobs.

    On the retail front, there were a lot more mom n pop places where the staff were like family and treated pretty well. Or, you could pretty easily start your own shoe shop and not compete with Payless and WalMart. My friends’ mom worked at a shoe shop for 26 years. Working a day in the shoe department at Walmart would probably have killed her.

    Now the grownups are supporting families on those jobs. IT AIN’T THE SEVENTIES ANY MORE!

    • TundraGrifter

      Between colleges in the 1970’s I worked for a Chicago supermarket. Retail Clerks of America – damn right! I made close to $20 an hour. Time-and-a-half for overtime and Sunday shifts. Dulce! Some forty years later, and ignoring inflation, most grocery store workers are probably dragging down half that.

      • Only Mgmt and the rare senior staff (like 20+ years) still grandfathered under union contracts make that. Grocery stores pay around $10-12 to start.

        • Unregistered Hijabi Rockstar

          When I worked at a grocery store I got EXACTLY minimum wage, and not a penny more. Although they promised, with great pomp, that if I worked there for a year I would get a raise! (Of 50 cents).

      • Carole

        Less than 1/2.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      No, it certainly isn’t the Seventies anymore. I got my first job in the Seventies, and they gave me excellent health insurance ABSOLUTELY FREE. And I could get free or very cheap contraceptives at Planned Parenthood without people throwing rocks at me in the parking lot. Air travel was classy. Also, too, Reagan had not yet been elected. Good times. . .

      Regardless of my nostalgia, you make several good points.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      I want to turn your rant into a rolled-up newspaper so I can hit my Republican parents with it (on the shoulders; I’m not evil) while screaming “THIS is what we mean by structural change!!1!”

      • Carole

        Oh, don’t even get me started on Republican parents. I had to drive mine 1200 miles and I was seriously contemplating pushing them off a mountain. But that would have been wrong.

    • C4TWOMAN

      This was somewhat true in the ’80’s as well, at least the bit about entry restaurant fast food jobs for kids. This is where the idea that all those fast food jobs are just high school/college kids comes from. At one time that’s what they mostly were. I remember few adults above 25 in fast food unless they were in management.

      Things have changed– a lot. Making the point it’s not the 70/80s needs to be said.

    • Lulu’s Mom

      My mom was a union grocery clerk and made great money, along with awesome health & vision insurance that benefitted all of us kids.After fighting my way through engineering school and entering the workforce in 1977 I did not catch up to her pay until the early 80s. But by then the good union jobs were disappearing faster than snow in Texas. That time is gone those jobs are never coming back.

  • pgjack

    But if restaurants had to pay fair wages this fat guy would have to pay more for the meals he and his fellow bloviators enjoy. Remember, this guy gets paid a lot more than the average American and he has a nearly guaranteed pension that’s far more than the average American will ever get and he doesn’t do anything but blather and make fund raising phone calls for a living.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Not just that, but our taxes are paying his salary AND his health care. Our taxes are also guaranteeing him drinking water, decently built housing, the ability to communicate via phone or laptop; our taxes also guarantee his bank account, his safety when he drives or takes an airplane, that his doctors, hospitals, surgical needs, and medications are also safe, and even that the food one of these “lesser” human serves him is not going to poison him, although he may want to look at it more carefully going forward.

      • akita96th

        His meds won’t be safe for long. Trump wants to eliminate the FDAs relentless testing of new drugs, he wants them on the market asap and pricy….Let’s hope this Teabag asshole gets to try out one of them under tested drugs…Hope it makes his balls turn black and fall off…

  • anon_the_great

    I know, I know. Kill them with votes and everything but this paste-eating Congress Critter is making the same basic argument Adolph Eichmann was executed for: Some people have to die for the betterment of others.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Also, that some people are “superior” and deserve everything, while others are “inferior”

  • eyelashviper

    Another weasly, slimy Goper who has disdain for others.
    It is easy to send him an email, you don’t need to live in Ohio, and can use any name and email address. I sent him a brief and rather sharp message.

    https://www.davidsonforcongress.com/contact-us/

  • TundraGrifter

    Three thoughts: They call it ” catastrophic insurance” because it’s catastrophic for any policy holder that tries to use it.

    This dude better plan on eating home-cooked food for the rest of his life. Or hire a taster.

    Glad to see others are using the “TrumpDon’tCare” I posted here some time ago.

    • Ducksworthy

      Will they bring back Dread Disease insurance? Like the policies that covered hospital stays for Cancer, but not actual treatment?

  • JohnBull

    I genuinely hate people like this and wish them nothing but pain, suffering, financial and physical distress until the end of their days.

    • toughsister

      Persistent and untreatable hemorrhoids?

      • Grumpy Twat

        Plus long term diarrhoea

        • Sid Pevear

          that burns!

    • Carole

      Campylobacter. That’d do it.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I bet this disgusting piece of human filth owns a lot of stock in Monsanto and Exxon.

  • toughsister

    Once again, I’ll quote Winston Churchill: “People always get the kind of government they deserve”. It’s not that f***ing idiot that worries me, it’s all the other f***ing idiots who voted him in office.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      This is what comes of gerrymandering safe red districts. He’s sure he’ll get to keep his job no matter what he says.

  • susan_g

    That’s a guy who is going to be eating a lot of spit from now on. Bon appetit, asshat.

  • Manhattan123

    The reason you know there is no God is that there is no bolt of lightning striking this fuckwit down dead.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Weird how all of these other “failing nations” (obviously, they must be, right?) are able to provide exactly this sort of benefit to their citizens.

    But here in America, in order to “compete” with these nations, we have to cut corporate taxes down to 15% which will totally pay for even more of all the nothing that we’re already getting!

    THANKS REPUBLICANS!

    • Hardly Ideal

      If they don’t shape up soon, the poor might be forced to kill and eat the rich, just to try and gain their power.

      • Ducksworthy

        Leave the brains. There’s something wrong with them.

    • chortlingdingo

      No, no, no, see, by taxing corporations less, they’ll have more money to invest in the community! Governments shouldn’t be funding social programs, the private sector should! And don’t you know, all those corporations would never just pocket that extra money.

      • Ducksworthy

        Also, fuck the crumbling bridges. Why don’t you people just fly over them?

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    We shall find out how “sustainable” the Republican plan is when the mob decides they like your Limited Edition Congressional Bootstraps better than the ones they were born with.

    Your gated community is a fortified bunker, right?

  • Persistent Demme

    I heard that the proverbial “spit-in-food” was a bit of a myth.
    It isn’t now.

    • javadavis

      It/s a venerable way for constituents to share the results of their health care with their representatives.

    • m3bosha

      Oh it’s not a myth. Although I’d say an “accidental” drop on the floor before it hits the plate is a bit more common. Fucking with your waiter is never a good idea.

    • Skaarphy

      I’ve worked at a McDonald’s while in high school, and in several hotels while at college – and believe you me this: it’s no myth.
      It doesn’t happen all that often, but if you’re a high maintenance asshole who stays at hotels a lot, chances are excellent that you’ve involuntarily ingested some hotel staffer’s bodily fluids at one time or another.

  • John Clifford

    Kinda interesting given the congress
    man seems to want the Taxpayer to pay for his insurance.

  • I hope Rep. Davidson wasn’t planning on ever eating out again, unless he likes eating food that every server in the restaurant rubbed on their down-theres.

    • He should not consume any “Cream of…” soups when dining out. They are the best for spitting in and can even be used to hide a dollop of silver polish.

    • m3bosha

      At this point I’d like to take a vacay to Ohio (shudder the thought), get a job at his favorite buffet (you know the dude eats at a buffet) and then fuck with his food just as a point of principle.

    • John Frum

      For the record, servers won’t fuck with your food. What does happen is that at some point, servers will have to triage their tables – and he’s the table we’ll let go to hell so we can focus our efforts on people who are worth it. That’s why people like that think serving is an easy job for dumb people: No one gives a fuck about them, either.

  • MOG253

    Let’s all throw our cell phones at him.

  • norcalOG

    Give the guy a break. He’s focused on the biblical passages that show Jesus refusing to heal any sick person who couldn’t afford to pay him.
    That was especially the case with lepers. And who can forget Jesus’ reply: “Lepers? Ooo, yuckie, yuckie…”

  • Lisa M. Ellis

    Oh, ick, he is right up the road from me.

  • azeyote

    everyone one with half a brain knows that Dubya the Great got elected because he was an everyday dumb ass like a true American who could barely speak an entire sentence, but would be great to drink a beer with – he gave the country a big shock and awe woody, and did those tax cuts that made rich people filthy, not to forget the poor he reimbursed some of that money back the banks so it could again be kept in their safe hands – then that Kenyan usurper came around, grabbed some of it back, gave cell phones away to drug dealers so they could beep up the invasion of the infamous Mexican big thigh drug mules to cross the border, rape, pillage and run them opiods to Kentucky where they get sold in bubble gum machines by the millions to tailor parks everywhere which is why Obummercare is so unpopular – and since the true Americans who the media forgot remember clearly those great days of Dubya, we know Trump the Golden will embrace them in his huge hands and deliver bigger tax cuts which will bring loot for all to be put back into the banks again. Saved for the glorious day when it can be withdrawn and offered up to Trump when he Ascends to his golden throne – and if we peons fulfill our divine devotion there will be nothing left after he’s gone – but why should there be – sorry this got so windy, but the spring wind blowin here in Oregon and somehow the local Trump supporters seemed to be pissing into it

    • Carole

      You forgot to talk about the Oregon III Percenters. They all voted for Trump too, even as their cows were slurping up all that free grass and farting in the wind for the rest of us to smell.

  • azeyote

    i’ve worked in low and high end restaurants, know the folks who work in them, and can only hope his statement gets posted in the bathroom next to the wash your hands one –

  • UnsaltedSinner

    It’s a very special kind of idiot indeed who insults the people who prepare his food.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I hope every resturant he goes to the waitstaff spit in his food or do unspeakable things to.

  • Truly Madly Derply

    Okay, which is it, a “thoughtful, developed intellect” or a “sincere Christian faith”? Just kidding, I know the answer.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    The only fact that people should be noticing about these, “the tax payers shouldn’t have to pay for it”, politicians is that they don’t seem to understand that the people only want what the tax payers are giving these politicians. I believe everyone at the town hall meetings should just ask, “Why can’t I have the same health care I’m giving you…you know, as a TAXPAYER”!

  • Scooby

    As my Irish friend said “We don’t mind paying taxes for healthcare the same as Americans don’t mind paying them to blow people up”

  • themidniteskulker

    You guys gotta understand, it’s mandatory for these GOP recta to sort of channel the Koch Brothers or some other, similar, ari$tocrats, when they speak or simulate thinking, but in this instance, he simply neglected to couch it in terms that would conceal this source of his deeply-held philosophy. As I recall, one of their stooges recently announced that it’s OK, or even desirable, for some people to die so his owner won’t be deprived of an even bigger pile of money. Sometimes, that’s just going to have to happen. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Zyxomma

      ALEC. Not Baldwin.

  • Buzz1313

    This guy might want to avoid restaurants for a little while. Us waiter and bartender types can be pretty vindictive when provoked.

    • Avoid the soup.

    • John Frum

      Yup. Hey, buddy. Smart folks hold the tip jokes until after the food comes.

  • James Lamere

    Every Republican

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

      That allows them to believe that they should be able to make laws that will incarcerate everyone who dares to disagree with their delusional ideologies.

      They are PURE evil at it’s most vile.

  • this country says it’s about

    I hope these callous remarks come back to bite him on the ass and tank hm in the election. What an anal boil of a human being! I’m going to find out who his opponent will be in the general election and send as much money in support of his campaign as possible as I can afford!

    • sweet freedom

      I believe that you’re disparaging anal boils when comparing this dickhead with them.

    • Carole

      He’s a monstrous carbuncle on the face of humanity.

      • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

        I suggest he might have some of those but, that overall, he’s a giant walking, bleeding hemorrhoid.

  • Mike Steele

    Likewise our Rep., once an anesthesiologist who undoubtedly cashed more than his share of those loathsome gov’t. checks, and touts his uber-RC faith, is a feral Freedom Caucus member. Was hoping that hypocrisy was a terminal, pre-existing condition but, not to worry… another NJ FC rep included an amendment in latest version of AHCA that will allow Congress to KEEP their Obamacare coverage.

  • SeeTrain65

    It wasn’t that long ago that I mentioned this person as an example of what suburban Cincinnati brings to the national discourse, and it certainly didn’t take long for him to show his boda fides.

  • davej1s

    Well, way to go! This asshole just insured that every dish that he ever buys at any restaurant with a wait staff WILL have been spit in.

  • xbutter

    My home state, Ohio, is crawling with these Republican fuckwits who think they have the “skills” to get elected(and thus receive actual for real health insurance that waiters and others of their feckless constituents don’t deserve) as evidenced by their awesome ability to parrot out inane comparisons of health care with cell phone plans that have been provided for their use by local chambers of commerce, ALEC and the Koch brothers through one of their many bogus think tanks and fake “grass roots” activist groups.
    Somehow, when I read Wonkette it seems like the spiritual successor to The National Lampoon from a time when they were going after Nixon and Agnew and other mostly Republican criminals over 40 years ago. This is well worth a donation. So money sent!.

  • Trish62

    If we want to fix health care and a great many other social programs (social security) then make it a constitutional requirement that all federally elected and appointed officials are only eligible for benefits under those programs. No golden parachutes, no full retirement after 4 years in office, no medical coverage at Bethesda where anything and everything is taken care of.

    They should get the basic, minimum health care, social security under the same restrictions as any factory laborer.

    It will be similar to the problem that London had with sewage being dumped in to the Thames river in the 19th century. Once Parliament could not escape the stench because their building was built next to the river, they suddenly found the money and the political willpower to fix the sewage problem.

    Maybe we do not need to “drain the swamp” but instead raise the level so the politicians are just a fingers width away from drowning in the worst of it with no escape until they fix it.

  • Mike

    I challenge congress to repeal all taxpayer funded healthcare…theirs included. Surely, they could get a better plan on their own rather than being forced into a Gold Level Obama care policy that’s taxpayer funded …?

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

      I say give them a voucher for about $376.32 and that will be the ONLY money he will be allowed to spend over the next 12 months. If he needs more health care, tough noogers.

      Go twist, filthy slimeball.

  • undercover epicurean

    Attention sick waitstaff of America, start coughing in this guy’s soup.

    • Carole

      Yes, because unless they live in California or a couple of large cities, the paid sick leave is nowhere.

    • wavicles

      That’s what I was thinking. Does the Statehouse in S.C. have a cafeteria? Wouldn’t this guy consider that he’ll not be safe eating out if a waitperson recognized him?

  • Gernot C. Armbruster

    Gee! The scummy slime is just OOZING outta the woodwork now…

  • Jo Mathie

    I honestly don’t get American healthcare and the frankly bonkers arguments about how it’s sorted out .Republicans seem to be beyond callous when it comes to providing even minimal healthcare to people who aren’t above a certain wage.
    I’m a Brit so I’m coming from this at a completely different perspective, and my experience is not that of an American’s. We have the NHS. It isn’t perfect but aside from prescriptions I don’t pay for medical treatment. In the past year I’ve had two ultrasounds and and a MRA. My Grandma had I don’t know how many hospital appointments before she passed away from pancreatic cancer. We pay (paid taxes) so that we have that failsafe if we need it and don’t need to go bankrupt in order to not die. If any politician tried to take away the NHS there would be actual riots across the entire country. Why not do that America?

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

      Republicans are evil.

      That’s all you need to know.

      They are evil and RELISH making other people suffer.

      They are CONTROL FREAKS who make laws that control the lives – UNNECESSARILY – of people with whom they disagree and wish to punish them for DARING to disagree with them – they believe ANYONE who dares to disagree must go to prison.

      There is no more evil group than idiotic Americans who vote republican.

    • eastcoastlib

      Because, across this great land, in rusted out shanty towns in nearly every state. there are very stupid people who have been so indoctrinated in the art of tribal loyalty they are beyond the reach of reason. They will continue to vote to make themselves poorer and dumber with each passing election cycle. Put another way, they would sooner riot over denying billionaires tax cuts than they would over the literal destruction of their own well being.

    • VirginiaLady

      We would love to but FREEDUMB. If America did the right thing then who would the big drug companies get to bleed dry? As you said, we are their last free banquet. No other country will let them fuck their citizens like our government allows.

  • Carole

    This illiterate fuckface doesn’t know the difference between “entitled” and “required,” and he gets paid $174K per year, with Cadillac insurance, and he makes fun of this service industry person’s calling? Grrrr.

  • meanlawyermom

    I’ll bet Rep. Davidson is a great tipper. (sarcasm)

  • cats530

    Ayn Randroid Republicans are a festering boil upon the buttocks of humanity.

  • cats530

    This man who touts his Catholic religiosity and despises gay people, has absolutely no problem sucking the dick of ALEC. He does have a problem with deciding which Koch brother to service first, though.

  • ANNG14

    It’s really only the wealthy that Republicans serve.
    Most though aren’t dumb enough to actually say that in public like this guy.

  • Graeme Murray

    The rest of the advanced nations of the world, whose citizens get some form of single payer-universal healthcare, look on with amazement at this demonstration of American exceptionalism.

    • bardgal

      We’re the only place on the planet where it’s LEGAL to make a profit off someone’s illness. Healthcare is non-profit everywhere else, because it’s the only financially sustainable model – like it used to be here before Reagan broke everything with deregulation.

    • Maybe

      Especially since our system costs a lot more per capita and doesn’t cover everyone.

  • eastcoastlib

    Taxpayers can’t provide health care assistance for everyone and fund gigantic tax cuts for billionaires too. It’s just math people.

  • Maybe

    Taxpayers/consumers are paying a fortune for health care under our current system, which is incredibly wasteful. Much of the money goes for duplicate administrative costs. Much is wasted because our system incentivizes doctors to prescribe what is most profitable for them. People who aren’t covered may go to emergency rooms, which is a really expensive way to provide health care. People may put off getting care until they get sicker and their treatment costs more.

    Single payer would save taxpayers much of that fortune and cover people like this woman’s son for less.

    • akita96th

      Anything that would help Americans but eliminate profits for corporate big wigs is a no no in the republican regime of graft and corruption…..They represent the top of the food chain and nothing else….They dont care if you died eating a poisoned oscar meyer wiener…as long as Oscar meyer was not held responsible nor had to lose any profits…Their answer is well maybe you won’t eat them hot dogs again that will teach them yeah..Thats republican self regulating agendas…Yeah it works really good…That is if you’re the owner of Oscar meyer.

  • VirginiaLady

    He is why we can’t have nice things like universal healthcare and cheaper drugs. Him and others in his swamp. Wasn’t there an old warning about money being the root of all evil?

  • PJBinMichigan

    So exactly why is this poor excuse for a human being referred to as “genius?”

    • Notreelyhelping

      I believe that’s tongue-in-cheek.

  • Notreelyhelping

    Here’s a funny thing about people like this: they’re dirty. Nine times out of ten, a reporter digs and finds out they skated on their taxes or greased some palms or they’re snorting coke off someone’s ass in a cheap hotel while their spouse is ferrying their kids around town to various specialists. Karma may not be the best medicine, but it helps.

    • akita96th

      A republican genius lol….No such thing….You would have a better chance of spotting a woolly mammoth in the wild or even win the lottery before you would ever actually see a real republican genius….Those so called GOP geniuses even if they ever existed would already be an extinct species…They probably died off drinking tainted water…Or they ate to many lead chips…REPUBLICAN GENIUS lol….No such thing exists in the world today…Just posers and retards.

  • akita96th

    When the republicans finally do destroy our healthcare system by making it to expensive for regular working people to afford plus the policies will be totally useless…Then and maybe then will their base voters wake up and say What the fuk?…Why is my health insurance so expensive and doesn’t cover anything I need..Huh?…Trump said his new improved insurance would cover everyone and be more affordable than Obamacare…He did he said it!…I voted for that wrinkled slice of foreskin and he was only going to kick off them welfare queens and those job stealing mexicans from our insurance rolls not us….Why is he fuking us in the ass.? HEY this aint what we voted for…Only them poor wretches of society was supposed to get cut off…..not us christian white folks…He was going to take care of us wasn’t he….He did say at them campaign speeches he was going after mexicuns and them poor drug addled welfare fuks eh…WHY???is he punishing poor old me…whaaaaww boooohooo.

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