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Oh, Idaho. You’re the only state we can think of where an Otter being followed by a Labrador isn’t either part of a hunting show or a Furry sex roleplay. But it looks like it’s going to happen: with Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter leaving office at the end of his third term, Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador announced Tuesday he’s running for governor of the Gem State. Maybe he figures that with his name in the news after his confident insistence that “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care,” this is the perfect time to take advantage of his unexpected national profile, even if it’s a national profile as A Idiot (and a heartless idiot at that).

Labrador, a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and a key player in making Trumpcare even meaner and bastardly so it could win the votes of people precisely as sociopathic as himself, issued a statement touting his conservative cred:

Idaho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against the special interests and politicians that have picked the winners and losers in our state Capitol for too long […] Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair for everyone. Idaho needs a governor who will provide a new vision, a new approach and new leadership.

Yup, because Idaho state government has been such a hotbed of liberalism up to now. Three other Republicans have already announced for the 2018 gubernatorial primary: current Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher, and Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist. There’s only one declared Democrat, Troy Minton, who may be a less than marquee power against the eventual Republican nominee, considering Minton is homeless, and at the time of a recent Guardian profile, was in jail on a probation violation. There are other Democrats in Idaho, of course, though few with the political profile or funding likely to make a serious run at the governorship. At least, nobody yet — if Donald Trump and his RepubliPals keep taking the country down the path toward permanent buffoonery, there’s no telling. Of course, Idaho Dems may want to focus in 2018 on getting a D butt in Labrador’s seat; he plans to serve out the remainder of his congressional term no matter what happens in the primary.

Before running for Congress in 2010, Labrador had served in the state Lege, where he became popular with one of Idaho’s two political parties, the Rabid Rightwing Republicans (the other party is the Doing Business Conservative Republicans, also known in Idaho as Goddamn Liberals. We have Democrats, too, mostly in the university towns where people have let crazy liberal ideas sneak into the state). Born in Puerto Rico, Mr Labrador is a Mormon whose family moved to Nevada when he was a child; he attended Brigham Young University as an undergrad and University of Washington School of Law before moving to Idaho, his wife’s home state. Actual Labrador retrievers have generally tended to avoid association with the congressman, seeing him as seriously lacking in empathy.

Labrador is currently in the national spotlight, having been mocked all over the Liberal Media for his comments at a town hall in Lewiston Friday where he joyfully refuted the “indefensible” idea that the American Health WeDon’tCare Act would lead to people on Medicaid dying, explaining, “No no, you know that line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

Labrador later explained on Facebook he never meant that people denied medical care might die; rather, his comment “wasn’t very elegant,” but he was

trying to explain that all hospitals are required by law to treat patients in need of emergency care regardless of their ability to pay and that the Republican plan does not change that.

Oh! Well in that case, he’s still lying, as Politifact pointed out just in time for him to declare his candidacy for governor. Even though the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act does indeed require that Emergency Rooms stabilize people in a medical emergency without regard to their ability to pay, ER’s are no substitute for regular health care — especially preventive care and visits for chronic conditions — and people without insurance are far more likely to die of treatable illnesses than those without. We have a feeling Labrador’s “Pants on Fire” rating — even for his clarification — will play a big role in the campaign, although this being Idaho, we aren’t sure how much the remarks will hurt him in a Republican primary. We like being mean to the poor here, after all. Some of our elected representatives have thought health insurance is just like the Holocaust. And at least some Idahoans downright resent any government interference with the important parental choice to let sick children die, if that’s what Jesus wants. So Labrador may be just the guy Republicans want — if he really works hard, he might manage to boost Idaho’s uninsured rate way past the national average.

So good luck, Raúl Labrador! But are you really sure you want to be stuck in Boise, with all the hippies and liberal college professors and mommybloggers? This place is a veritable Berkeley of Idaho, is what it is. If you’re tired of Congress, surely there’s some rightwing think tank that’d hire you.

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    As the Germans say, this guy “hat nicht alle Tassen im Schrank”, methinks.

    • Pre-Existing CatCafe

      Although, the Germans had quite a few ideas about “health care,” themselves.

  • JMP

    If you develop cancer, you can just keep going to the emergency room to ask for chemotherapy to treat it!

  • Master Contrail Program

    To hell with Labrador’s ambitions. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d6e25b8246ae7aea68e8c0b0c113a33c386d6c54ea31f1ca274144a834e41abe.jpg . This golden receiver is a slam dunk

  • Anna Rompage

    So if I’m reading between the lines correctly, he wants the state to stop picking & choosing winners and losers, and implement a state policy where everyone is pretty much a big, fat, giant loser…

  • DrBigHead

    Whenever I read his name I can’t help thinking “professional wrestler”

    Or porn actor…..

    My apologies

  • Shibusa

    Puerto Rican-born Raul Labrador was an immigration attorney who today opposes immigration reform. He’s purse sleaze from head to toe.

  • Michael R
  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Isn’t he the guy from Goodfellas that didn’t want Henry’s parents getting letters from school?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88bb46b4bef3ac7eb182efa66119f0fc4bbbe6a90edae89837905fd6e90c71bc.jpg

  • dslindc

    But how wide is his stance?

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    Well, Idaho has more than a few nazis. That could work in his favor…

  • whitroth

    I object. Stop calling them the “American Freedom Caucus”, and call them what they are: the neoConfederate Caucus.

    And why is it that us 99% are “special interests”, and billionaires and multinationals aren’t?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Just call them what they are. Dumb fucking assholes.

      • whitroth

        No. They’re *much* more dangerous than dumb fucking assholes…

  • OneYieldRegular

    The Democrats should just run an actual Labrador puppy against him; they’d win in a landslide.

  • Crystalclear12

    Doc, my condolences on the state of your state.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      It’s just cheaper to buy than, oh, say, California. All these little states like North Dakota, get vast infusions of Republican billionaire cash. Have for years….

  • Wild Cat

    I heard this representative is very talented at licking his own balls.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      probably eats cat poop, also too

    • Oblios_Cap

      He scoots around, rubbing his ass. And it ain’t to relieve pressure of his anal glands.

  • Turgid Love Skwerl

    FIFH
    I-da-ho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against with the special interests and politicians that have picked the winners and losers in our state Capitol for too long […] Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair to middling for everyone. Idaho needs a governor who will provide a new vision, a new approach and new leadership. This is not that leader.

  • rosenbomb

    Maybe Harley Brown will throw his hat in the ring again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8P8-KViME

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      That there is a National Treasure….

    • schmannity

      “I’m about as politically correct as a turd in a punch bowl.” “taxes are a drag, fightin’ the feds is better.” Why is this man not in the Trump admin?

    • schmannity

      “My ex-wife got some trumped up restraining order and I was livin’ in Fat Jack’s basement.” You don’t hear that every day in a political debate. This man needs more exposure!

      • rosenbomb

        He made headlines when this happened. We make a special kind of wingnut here in the Gem State…

  • Me not sure

    I wonder if Labrador has ever tried to get a long term managed treatment plan for a potentially terminal chronic health care, issue utilizing highly trained medical specialists from an emergency room in a for-profit hospital, without health insurance?

  • Jamoche

    Finally, Charlie the Dog can prove his case:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIgSxRnXA8k#t=29s

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Our little hospital closed in 2008, due to poor management, recent expansion and mostly the fact that poor people used the E.R. as a freebie. Now you have to go fifty miles in any direction to spend overnight in a hospital…..

    • Oblios_Cap

      Some of the more rural counties around here have tiny hospitals that can’t treat anything serious. They do BBQ fundraisers.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Hey, are you living in Northern MI?…

        • Oblios_Cap

          Northern FL.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    This race is really going to the dogs.

  • Mavenmaven

    The GOP sure fields the nicest people!

  • Truck Fump
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Okay – 1) Why do they have video of it? and 2) What do they expect it to prove?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Nothing- they’re just gloating

        • YoBunnyBunny

          How many months after the fact????

          These people…

      • Suttree

        That he’s a big boy. And he’s a weiner.

      • cmd resistor

        Maybe it’s a video of Trump making stupid faces or gestures when she called.

    • kaydenpat

      What’s the purpose of releasing this call? What is it supposed to show? The only thing I get out of this is that Secretary Clinton shouldn’t have called Trump to concede. Just like President Obama shouldn’t have allowed Trump to visit with him after the November election. Trump hates them both and there is no reason to pretend otherwise.

    • Suttree

      You won asshole. Get over it. Don’t worry though, the majority of people hate you. And those numbers will only continue to grow. Petulant baby.

    • cmd resistor

      To add to it, he has put up a website for his 2020 campaign. Also very petty and stupid. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/9/1660473/-Trump-launches-new-campaign-website-Like-Trump-himself-it-s-a-vapid-stubby-tantrum

  • schmannity

    Not beholden to Big Potato! Raul “Yellow” Labrador/2018

  • maxneanderthal

    Did you know that Hard Labia Odor is an anagram of Idaho Labrador..?
    Just sayin’

    • Skeptical_thinker

      Are you calling him a stinking cunt? Because if you are, you are right.

  • chascates

    Bad dog!

  • Count Awesome

    He already has the endorsements of both the Grinch and the guy that ran the orphanage in “David Copperfield”.

    • Suttree

      How about Fagin from Oliver Twist?

  • memzilla Ω

    Actual Labrador retrievers have generally tended to avoid association with the congressman…

    Actual Labrador retriever memes are called for.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05340163bda726568e7221d9765b74930f089099d1443cb22363aa69d26e0f01.jpg

    • maxneanderthal

      “All food must go to the Lab for testing”?

    • kaydenpat

      I can see my greedy dog doing just that. Cute!

  • Oblios_Cap

    We like being mean to the poor here, after all.

    Just let them all eat potatoes. It was good enough for the Irish, dammit!

    • JMP

      Look, the poor have the same opportunity as the rich to pay tens of thousands of dollars a year if they want health insurance! Just as they have the same opportunity to sleep in a cardboard box.

      • Suttree

        Insert Anatole France quote here. Fuck!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    He’s been with the world
    I’m tired of the soup do jour
    He’s been with the world
    I went to end this prophylactic tour
    Afraid that no one around me
    Understands my potato
    Think I’m only a spudboy
    Looking for a real tomato

    — R. Labradoodle

    • cmd resistor

      Send that bunny some extra carrots. He has to work way too hard.

  • Kiri the Unicorn
  • Count Awesome

    “That Labrador guy is a mean asshole”
    –Cujo

    • Khavrinen

      Shouldn’t that be “mean son of a bitch“?

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    That wattle around his neck is just a disguised Cone of Shame.

  • WeaselPoo

    Campaign Slogan: A Potatoe in Every Potatoe hole”
    Can’t lose with that one.

  • OrG

    Surely in a rabid rightwing primary the Puerto Rico thing will be an issue,right?

    • rosenbomb

      Nah, as long as he furthers the interests of white people, they don’t care.

    • jesterpunk

      It will go with the “I am not racist I have a black friend but…” thing they like to do.

    • Suttree

      Nope. It will show how inclusive the gop is. Barf!

    • theblackdog

      Nope, a number of Puerto Ricans I’ve met are pretty rabidly rightwing themselves.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

    “Hello, perhaps you know me. I’m Raul Labrador, of the Canadian Labradors, and I want to be your Governour.”

  • Jennifer R

    I hope someone plays that clip every time he opens his mouth until the day he dies.

    • jesterpunk

      The bad thing is that might make him more popular with the far right crazy republican voters.

      • Jennifer R

        Maybe we could get them all in one place? Or is that place already America?

        • jesterpunk

          Yes, sadly.

    • kaydenpat

      Do you think that will make a difference in a red state like Idaho? He’s probably on his way to being Governor.

      • Jennifer R

        Maybe, maybe not. But I want that tied to his neck for the rest of his life. I hope people repeatedly deface his grave with that message.

      • rosenbomb

        I would put money on it. I think his Freedumb Caucus status will make him appealing enough to the libertarians and his faith will make him good enough for the Xtians.

    • Suttree

      At 110db right in his general vicinity.

  • msanthropesmr

    Did anyone else refer to a six pack of Black Label as a kennel of black labs?

    • Suttree

      Wow! Blast from the past. Do they even make that shit anymore?
      ETA: The Pabst version, not the Carling.

    • DrBigHead

      I will from now on!

  • Moebym Reborn

    The world does not consist of only people you know, Mr. Labrador.

    You see, the world consists mostly of people you do not know, and many have died and will die from lack of healthcare – quite a few of them, in fact.

    It’s better to acknowledge and to accept this fact than be in denial until the day comes when a large group of angry people you don’t know will come out in force and vote you out of office, and you won’t even know why they are so angry.

    • C4TWOMAN

      “Who are all these people and why do they hate me?”
      “They’re your constituents, sir.”

  • kaydenpat

    Going to the hospital to get emergency treatment is not healthcare. What about seeing a doctor on a regular basis, being able to afford medicine, wellness checks, etc.? How about allowing Americans to have access to the same healthcare that you have, Mr. Labrador?

  • memzilla Ω

    O/T: WHY THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THE GUY WHO ACTIVELY COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA AND STARTED (hashtag) MacronLeaks AT THE GOD DAMNED WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING???
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec50617a7aed6848a7b49b51267cb72dd9603900cc1a0056569c3d7404ed90d1.jpg

    • OrG

      Ummm……isn’t that how this regime rolls?

    • C4TWOMAN

      Because fascism?

    • Nick Scroggs

      This guy? Posted elsewhere, but here it is. His view of physics is crappy. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-far-right-american-nationalist-who-tweeted-macronleaks

      • Jamoche

        “Jack Posobiec calls himself a journalist who “breaks the fourth wall” to stir things up”

        Um, dude, fourth wall is for fiction. Fourth estate is what you’re claiming to be a part of. Unless this is a stopped-clock moment.

        • Nick Scroggs

          Maybe he’s like Deadpool.

    • Thiazin Red

      Must be another weird coincidence, just like everyone in the administration having shady Russian ties. A series of totally random coincidences.

    • schmannity

      When Putin says jump . . .

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    “Honey, I’m home. It’s been a ruff ruff day.”
    https://media.tenor.co/images/460b15d788b338b8acaef258f0863144/tenor.gif

  • wait! what?

    Well, Idaho is one of the states where it’s illegal to run away from home if your 17 or younger. Maybe Raul can get that misdemeanor offense bumped up to a felony.

    • Suttree

      Those potatoes don’t pick themselves.

    • snark-lurker

      but it was to join a circus

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Healthcare only for the rich. For the rest, let them eat bandages.

    That dog don’t hunt, Monseigneur.

    • wait! what?

      Bender would just end up stealing the gum anyways.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        “This ham gum is full of bones!”

    • maxneanderthal

      What the evil little weasels fail to realise is that if the majority of the population (or even a significant minority) fail to get immunised, then the overall immunity drops off a cliff- and your money won’t protect your kids, Mr fat cigar (see “herd immunity”)
      Masque of the Red Death invites all round…

    • Yr. Gma

      Bandages cost money!

  • memzilla Ω

    O/T #2: Well, I’m convinced. This is perfectly legal! Nothing to see here.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71798a6183e3173b97fb442791eebd3d4a8bb37c1d4ee38560e77cb22abd94c5.jpg

    • Suttree

      That settles it then. Move along, nothing to see here.

    • elviouslyqueer
    • Jamoche

      “Sovereign citizens” also believe certified mail has magical properties…

      • Yr. Gma

        That’s because the Post Office is the only legitimate government agency because Lincoln forgot to to dis-declare martial law after the Civil War an account of he was dead. (This is according to the SovCit I once knew.)

    • jesterpunk

      Uday and Qusay both said you do.

    • Thiazin Red

      I can have my aunt the notary certify any bullshit I care to put into writing, that doesn’t mean what I wrote is true.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      I don’t think the letter is what needs to be certified.

    • Yr. Gma

      Doesn’t Donnie get all his ties from his factory in Mexico?

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        I thought all of his ties were with Russia?

    • cmd resistor

      Kind of like the law firm that wrote a letter saying they had examined all of Melania’s immigration papers and everything was just hunky dory.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      It will totally work because Republicans.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      That settles it as far as I am concerned.

  • Suttree

    Gawd, I’m sorry Doc. I have lived in a stupid backwards state also. I feel your pain.

  • Oneofthebobs

    This guy needs to see a veterinarian. Healthy Labs don’t behave like him.

  • Chadwells

    Labrador looks like he’s holding in a poop in that header photo. So would he be “McConnelling?” Get it? Turtling?!? HAHAHA. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a8ac6ddb57a9cb152cc6e3a1ddc2919e9ba6aebdcde93cf90ee0c2f3087d7653.gif

  • Nick Scroggs

    Is Ted Cruz gone yet? Seriously, is he?

  • jesterpunk
  • Elvis Causticfellow

    Please tell the voters of Idaho that if you lie down with Labradors, you get up with fleas.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    OMG, on French TV they are playing the tape of Bamz talking to Macron during the campaign trail. In English! J’adore!

  • C4TWOMAN


    Born in Puerto Rico, Mr Labrador is a Mormon whose family moved to Nevada when he was a child; he attended Brigham Young University as an undergrad and University of Washington School of Law before moving to Idaho, his wife’s home state

    This has “I succeeded all by my own damn self with no one’s help” written scribbled all over it….

  • elviouslyqueer

    To repeat, with slight emendation: Raul Labrador looks like his suit is trying to vomit up Jabba the Hutt.

  • beatbort

    I think he should run for Governor of Labrador.

    • exinkwretch

      He’d wind up in lobster pot. By accident, of course.

      • Crystalclear12

        These things happen.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        From the looks of him, several pots, but I think lobsters (AKA rats of the sea) would turn their noses(?) up at his rotting carcass.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair for everyone.

    He went on to add that the rich as well as the poor are free to sleep on the streets and do without healthcare coverage. Damn, Dok, you deserve better!

  • exinkwretch

    Don’t think there are any business Republicans left, Dok. It’s Rabid Rightwing Republicans” and “Anarchist White Supremacists Who Want to Build a Redoubt in the Woods.”

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Don’t forget the Dominionist, Let’s Bring On Armageddon Republicans.

      Of course, there’s a lot of ideological crossover between the three so it’s hard to keep them straight sometimes.

  • Nick Scroggs
    • TJ Barke

      So a piece of shit little brownshirt.

      • Nick Scroggs

        At the white house press briefing earlier

    • Suttree

      I also do what I call 4-D journalism, meaning that I’m willing to break the fourth wall.

      So what he is saying is that he is a performer. Then you are not a journalist motherfucker!

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    I used to have a Labrador. She was a lot smarter than this guy.

    • jesterpunk

      My Pomeranian is smarter then this guy and my dog runs into walls and doors.

      • arglebargle

        Labradoors?

      • Shanzgood

        My Doberman/Shepherd mix was smarter and he played with his frozen turds in the back yard.

        • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

          My Lab taught her cat, Elmo, to climb to the top shelf of the pantry, open a box of dog treats and toss them on the floor for her. For a while we thought we had mice because brand new boxes of treats were getting opened and emptied out. Finally, I caught them in the act and they both just looked at me like “Yep. We did it and we don’t care what you think”.

          • chortlingdingo

            I like that you refer to the cat as belonging to the lab :D

          • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

            He was her cat. We got him when he was a tiny kitten and Baily made it very clear the first day that he was her baby. They were inseparable until Baily died. Elmo went into a funk then and didn’t eat for about a week. We thought we were going to lose him too but he eventually came out of it and stuck around for almost 9 more years.

          • Shanzgood

            Did the cat get any or was the FU reward enough?

          • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

            He would clean up the crumbs so I think he felt like there was something in it for him. They used to share their water and food too.

          • Suttree

            Either or, but mostly the latter.

          • Suttree

            Co-conspirators. Dogs and cats living together!

          • cmd resistor

            I love this story.

      • maxneanderthal

        My friends old Cavalier spaniel used to chase birds head first into tree trunks…

        • jesterpunk

          He does that too when he sees a bird and his leash is long enough. He isnt that bright.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      My Pekingese could beat this guy at chess, and she’s been dead for several years.

  • arglebargle

    What’s Raul Eating?

    • maxneanderthal

      Mexican? Or maybe Puerto Rican?

      • Shanzgood

        Not tacos, that’s for sure.

    • OrG

      Idahoans should feed him a shit sandwich.

    • elviouslyqueer

      All of it, Katie. At least judging from that whole “Mr. Creosote” girth he’s working in that header pic.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Trump Steaks. Literally. Votes, whatever.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      The bodies of people who die from not having access to affordable healthcare?

  • Manhattan123

    The GOP plan: if you or your kid are in a car accident, you will be treated in the ER. But for those annoying follow-up visits and possible rehab needed, you are shit out of luck. Also, if your kid is born with a congenital disease, they will pop the kid in the incubator for a while. But after that, again, you are shit out of luck.

    • snark-lurker

      and BTW the collection agency is foreclosing on you mortgage over your unpaid ER visit

      • YoBunnyBunny

        “But they should have shopped around for a better price.”

    • Crystalclear12

      Hey, that’s what hospice is for.
      Now, die quicker.

      • Suttree

        Hospice: A bottle of vodka and a handful of painkillers. Pay up front.
        -AHCA

  • Ezio
    • TJ Barke
    • jesterpunk
    • DrBigHead

      Well, this about sums it up, doesn’t it?

    • Nick Scroggs

      Buy American cars!

    • Nick Scroggs

      How do I share this, Disqus is being weird.

      • Ezio

        I just copy and pasted it off twitter.

      • Turgid Love Skwerl
        • AnnieGetYerFun

          “Declaring a right in a scarce good is meaningless.”

          OMFG. That article is so full of bad logic that I’m not sure I have time to refute all of it.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Generally speaking, I don’t have a habit of inspecting the parking lot before entering the doctor’s office.

      • cmd resistor

        The only time I gave the slightest shit what a doctor drove was when I saw this old Willy Jeep in the parking lot and thought it was interesting and then noticed it was in the covered area where the docs park.

      • aureolaborealis

        I totally do. I don’t want a money-worshipping doctor who thinks it’s reasonable to buy a summer car that costs more than most middle-class homes.

        • Suttree

          I do too! Fuck those assholes.

    • Nockular cavity

      You guys know we can hear you, right?

    • jowgajen

      This is just another symptom of the corruption of American exceptionalism. It’s not longer WE ARE exceptional, it’s I AM exceptional.

    • aureolaborealis

      Technically, most of us can afford a Ferrari of some vintage or drivability, though we might have to live in it. I would prefer a doctor who has better priorities, whether or not he or she can comfortably afford a Ferrari.
      I live in a small city. When I pull up to a business and see cars whose primary purpose is to display large amounts of wealth, I immediately begin to doubt that person’s commitment to anything but shoveling money. Some kind of Audi, Beemer or Mercedes sedan. OK, sure, fine. But a 911 Turbo*, any newish Ferrari, McClaren, etc., etc., and I’m looking elsewhere. I have no desire to be your latest sucker.
      * Classic 911 gets you extra points … you’ve got decent taste, you’re not spending obscene piles of money on shiny show-off toys, and you’re probably not too much of an asshole driver, or you’d already be dead.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Yeah, classic 911, oversteer, understeer, can’t decide which end goes into the tree first.

    • wait! what?
    • Suttree

      Yes, I am dying to have my doctor gouge me for every penny so that he can have a fucking car that breaks down every few thousand miles. That means he’s smrt.

  • wait! what?

    It’s only a matter of time before they start calling themselves The Fiefdom Caucus.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Well, objectivism is very feudalistic.

      • TJ Barke

        Unfortunately it’s adherents all believe they’ll be lords and not peasants.

    • Shanzgood

      States Rights!!1!

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    Labrador almost makes you want a Butch Otter. You know, besides the kind of Butch Otter I usually want.

  • Ezio

    It’s almost like right wingers are the real ones responsible for all those death panels they warned us about.

    • TJ Barke

      It’s always projection with these fuckers.

      • DainBramage

        Beat me to it.

  • DainBramage

    He seems kinda foreignie fer Idaho.

    • Jukesgrrl

      That’s why he has to try twice as hard to be a wingnut.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Yeah, well…you can’t see your dick and toes either but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Jerkoff.

    “Christie: I didn’t see ‘red flags’ on Flynn”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332581-christie-i-didnt-see-red-flags-on-flynn

    • TJ Barke

      Who gives a shit what that moron thinks?

      • Chadwells

        Seriously.

      • Chadwells

        Dampnut is trying to move the blame towards Christie…

        • Jennifer R

          And Christie was too dumb to run when Jared shat on him.

    • jesterpunk

      Can they keep their stories straight? I thought the current excuse was its Banz fault?

    • wait! what?

      Maybe he’s colorblind.

  • C4TWOMAN

    OT: Spicey strikes again!

    Spicer: Trump ‘welcomes’ investigation into Russian business dealings

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President
    Donald Trump “welcomes” any investigation into whether he’s had business
    ties with Russia.

    “He’s fine with that,” Spicer said. “He has no business in Russia. He has no connections to Russia so he welcomes that.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/09/sean-spicer-donald-trump-welcomes-russia-business-investigation-238162

    Oh boy oh boy….

    • TJ Barke

      His own fucking kids already blew that apart…

    • jesterpunk

      His sons already said they do have business ties with Russia and Twitler said he hopes Putin will be his BFF and wisper sweet nothings in his ear in Russia.

      • maxneanderthal

        How’bout “job tvoijmadj” (apologies to Russian speakers). A Russian friend tells me my pronunciation of this slightly archaic “endearment” is very good…

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      Well then show us the tax returns.

      • Chadwells

        Dang! You beat me to it!!

    • Nockular cavity

      Gosh, this might hurt Sean’s credibility!

      • jesterpunk

        Spicey has any credibility?

        • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

          Maybe he rented it recently. But if it comes back damaged, he’ll never get the deposit back!

      • C4TWOMAN

        Assumes facts not in evidence.

      • DainBramage

        That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day!

    • Chadwells

      Uhhhhhhh…first step would be releasing his tax returns….so what were you saying, Spicey McFuckface?

    • Anna Rompage

      Is this Lying Spice’s attempt to get back at Donnie and throw him under the bus?

      • C4TWOMAN

        We can hope, but Spicey doesn’t strike me as a “subtle and cunning plan” person. Unless he’s hiding his light under a very dark bushel….

    • Suttree

      Sure thing kurva.

    • DainBramage

      This week’s SNL will have Melissa McCarthy. Fire up the DVR!

      • C4TWOMAN

        Torrents ahoy!

    • Me The People

      Can you feel it Randy? The way the stink of desperation clings to the air?

    • DainBramage

      Give Spicey a break! It’s hard to keep track of all the lies Donnie wants him to tell.

      • cmd resistor

        I used to occasionally feel sorry for him but he’s crossed so many lines, no more.

        • DainBramage

          Yeah, I don’t feel sorry for him either. He can always quit.

    • chicken thief

      Ya, and Melonoma welcomes him back to Trump Tower whenever he wants to drop in and we welcome having more pictures of Lyin Ted posted ’cause what a lovable face!

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    No one dies from Labrador shit lying in the hallways….unless you eat it up…

    • Suttree

      If it’s near the stairs you might.

  • Anna Rompage

    Wow, you mean when my sweetie was diagnose with breast cancer, that we could have just gone to the emergency room, and gotten 4 months of chemo, the surgery to remove the remaining tumor, and 3 months of radiation treatments, all for free?

    Maybe our healthcare system is better then Canada’s after all…

  • Manders

    Before I was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, I went to three or four urgent care clinics, and once to the emergency room. In all of these places, they treated my symptoms (nausea, vomiting, and in the case of the emergency room, severe dehydration – although I suspect that the pale, clammy skin and inability to speak that caused my fiance to bring me there was also shock). None of those doctors, as kind and competent as they were, diagnosed me. Even if they suspected something was up, they didn’t have the time or resources to address it properly. It was a GP who diagnosed me (sight unseen! – he was a family friend). And it took me getting married to said fiance at city hall to be seen by another GP, given a referral, and getting an actual diagnosis to get treatment. Because by getting married, I obtained health insurance.

    • OrG

      Are you calling Raul a big fat fucking lying liar?

      • Manders

        Yuge. Big league.

    • Anna Rompage

      Unfortunately in our arcane healthcare system, the only role an ER has is to stabilize the acute symptoms a patient might be experiencing, and the hospital is not required to take a person in for long term treatment unless the patient is presumed to immediately die if left untreated…

      • YoBunnyBunny

        So basically the age-old treatment equivalent of “Here’s a Tylenol, now lie down and take a nap and maybe you’ll feel better.”

        • Doug Langley

          What, now they give you a Tylenol?

          • Shanzgood

            They charge $400 for it, though.

        • Manders

          A little better than that – emergency rooms are amazing – but they’re engaged in triage. When you have gunshot wounds and heart attacks to save people from, it’s easy to miss early warning signs of cancer. Or, in my case, a very rare disease masquerading as a stomach bug + not drinking enough water.

      • Manders

        Exactly. Sure, an emergency room doctor will do his best not to let you die, even if you can’t pay, but “not dead” is an impossibly low standard of living. With undiagnosed Addison’s, I missed lots of work (fortunately my supervisors were good people – and they had invested a lot of training in me), I had to drop out of school because I was missing exams and couldn’t make the commute without exhausting myself. I wasn’t taking good care of my animals, pissing off my roommates. And, of course, I came close to dying. Had I been alone when I went into shock that morning . . .

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      See? Family values! If you are forced to get married in order to be treated, there will be fewer babies born out of wedlock, and more born into homes created by people who were forced to get married to get health insurance, like Jesus intended.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Okay, so you’re a “Poe”?

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          A female deer?

          • C4TWOMAN

            A drop of golden sun…

        • Shanzgood

          I’m thinking just snark.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Yeah.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Addendum to previous reply after “interesting” exchange elsewhere:
            Yeah, but I think they’re also an asshole.

  • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

    Who is Alton? Not Alton Brown, I hope.

    • doktorzoom

      Look, just because I typed Troy Minton’s name right 14 words previously doesn’t mean I’m obliged to do it again. (also, fixed)

    • Kakariki

      I’m guessing he mistyped Milton?

      • Kakariki

        Just as I mistyped Minton. :)

        • doktorzoom

          Any relation to that singer guy, John Elton?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Burn it all down, Milton!

        http://i.imgur.com/6UWih.jpg

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Taters are Good Eats!

  • Me The People

    OT: https://www.prri.org/research/white-working-class-attitudes-economy-trade-immigration-election-donald-trump/

    “Beyond Economics: Fears of Cultural Displacement Pushed the White Working Class to Trump | PRRI/The Atlantic Report”

    You know who else had ‘fears of cultural displacement’? Yeah, that guy. And fuck this obnoxious euphemism for white supremacy, that paints its perpetrators as victims..

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Yeah, as if blacks, browns, Muslims, LGBTQs, women and all the others have never had anything to fear culturally in this country.

      Same bullshit as the economic anxiety nonsense–“Globalization! Disappearing blue-collar jobs! Drug epidemics!” All things that decimated black communities several decades ago.

  • goonemeritus

    How much damage can he really do to a State populated mainly by potato’s?

    • snark-lurker

      remember the potato famine when all the taters were starving

      • chicken thief

        It was worserer-er than the Bowling Green Massacre.

        Never fergit!!!

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I’m thinking $10 a pound for hash browns?

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      Is “tater tots” a pre-existing condition?

    • OrG

      1/100 of the world’s greatest deliberative body.tm

    • maxneanderthal

      Lots, if they’re distilled first…

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Potato’s what?

    • Doug Langley
      • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

        That’s one fine You-tuber.

        • Doug Langley

          Takes sharp eyes to spot it.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Maybe the governor can’t, but Idaho has the same number of senators as every blue state.

      • goonemeritus

        Are they Potato based lifeforms?

  • fawkedifiknow

    “Right wing think tank” is the original oxymoron.

    • TJ Barke

      They can think. Just not very well…

      • DainBramage

        Like a Discworld troll in the desert.

        • ObscurePopCultureReference

          Nah, Trolls are fine at night when the temperature drops. That comparison gives the right way too much credit.

    • maxneanderthal

      Google “Maus Tank” to see exactly the embodiment of insane right wingers fantasy of a tank…

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I dunno. Maybe the expression originated in “septic tank.”

  • wait! what?

    Which Heart song will he try to co-opt for his campaign? I’m guessing “Straight on.”

    Quite some time, I’ve been sittin’ it out
    Didn’t take no chances, I was a prisoner of doubt
    I knocked down the wailin’ wall, ain’t no sin
    Got the feel of fortune, deal me in

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Wait just a minute! He has a foreign accent over the “u” in his name.

    Deport him or throw him over the wall/fence/whatever-thingy.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Just try to get your mammogram or prostate examination at the local ER. Wait until the cancer is just about to kill you, though, and you can get LabradorCare.

    • Jennifer R

      If prostate cancer struck when you were 30 or didn’t take 40 years to kill you, America would have much more robust health care.

      • Shanzgood

        And if it were more prevalent among white men than African American men.

        • Jennifer R

          Just wait until they are 80, then everyone gets it.

          • LucindathePook

            Well, half of us.

      • Suttree

        My sister got colon cancer at 33.

        • Jennifer R

          Rather my point is that EVERY prostate gets cancer. Seriously if you live to 80 you have a 4 in 5 chance of having prostate cancer if you have a prostate. It just takes long enough to kill you that developing it then isn’t a big deal.

          • Jukesgrrl

            Same is true of breast cancer. Many women over 80 have it but the doctors don’t treat it because it doesn’t progress fast enough that it’s what will kill them.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        If Congresscretins were subject to Obamacare or Trumpcare, America would have vastly more robust health care.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Can’t afford insulin? The ER will amputate your gangrenous foot. They might even keep you overnight.

      • OrG

        Will they?

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          If it’s a slow night. They’re not monsters. Kaiser did get in trouble for dumping homeless people straight from the ER to skid row, sometimes with fresh surgical incisions, so there’s that.

    • dshwa

      Is that similar to OldYellerCare?

      • Contemplative Ron

        ‘Apply directly to forehead!’

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Sure, Dok (IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME), maybe the ER isn’t a good substitute for regular checkups, but do you know what is? The Bibble.

    • OK, given that, what does one read for dental work?

      • chicken thief

        Marathon Man?

        • Shanzgood

          Hahahaha!

        • Drill baby, drill!

          • Shanzgood

            OMG YOU GUYS

        • MizzMazz

          “Is it safe?”

      • OrG

        As if they READ the bible.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        LOL dental care is a marker of class status, so you need buckets of cold, hard cash.

        • Jukesgrrl

          So are hearing aids. If the Good Lord wanted you to hear things, he would have given you better ears.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            Oh, don’t I know it! I actually am partially deaf, and even with a special discount from my employer as a part of a buying group, I can’t afford the most basic hearing aids to correct my type of hearing loss. I can get by on a day-to-day basis, but I miss probably 25% of what is said to me.

    • C4TWOMAN

      And, of course, “AnnieGetYourFun” was what your mother called you. LOL

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Honey, if THAT counts as a Poe, I shudder to think was has happened to the level of discourse around here.

    • William
  • William
    • jesterpunk

      He cant tell you the plan because if he does then ISIS wins or something.

      • Suttree

        Yeah about that….. I thought they were going to be defeated in 60 days or some such horseshit. I guess that’s why we are going to invade Afghanistan again because ISIS isn’t fucking near there?

        • jesterpunk

          It was supposed to be on day 1, the plan he didnt tell the generals. Since he had an amazingly bigly super plan and hasnt told anyone can we sue him for every soldier that dies fighting ISIS?

    • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

      I’m convinced! Obviously you silly American libtards have nothing at all to worry about!

    • OrG

      If you don’t have a plan, nothing can go wrong.

    • maxneanderthal

      “There are planned plans. These are things we know that we plan. There are known unplans. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t plan. But there are also unplanned plans. There are things we don’t plan that we don’t plan.”
      – Trump Cheney

      • Suttree

        To the north, west, east, and south.

        • Erala Contratista

          ….then he leapt upon his mighty stallion and rushed off in all directions!

      • Jukesgrrl

        “You go to war with the plans you wish you had, not the plans you have.”
        — Trump Rumsfeld

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Erala Contratista

      If you read this out loud, it sounds like a leaf blower we used to have. Some idiot broke into my truck and stole it.
      And many guffaws were heard upon the land thereafter.

  • chicken thief

    “Idaho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against the special interests…”

    “… with their cocks crammed down his throat…”

  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • Shanzgood

      Are those Wonkpuppies?!

    • Doug Langley

      Cool! How many showed up?

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Maybe 20 people?

    • chicken thief

      Where was it? I didn’t get the memo…..

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Mt. Tabor Park in PDX.

        Yeah, that’s right: Wonkette had a picnic on a volcano. We’re so tough!

        • MizzMazz

          What a great looking picnic and on a fine day! Love the doggies.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            More pictures later!

          • MizzMazz

            Goody :D

    • Suttree

      Yay! I wish I coulda been there. Drinky-things are the best!

    • Jukesgrrl

      Our babby Donna Rose is pretty damn good at champagnin’ and campaignin’ as Jalen Rose says.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    Remember Rep. Thomas “Oh Gosh!” Garrett (R-VA)? The guy who hadn’t read the bill he voted “yes” on? Well it turns out that wasn’t even CLOSE to being the worst thing he said in that interview. Apparently constituents who didn’t vote for him can, literally, fuck off & die:

    http://shareblue.com/gop-lawmaker-to-constituents-who-will-die-without-health-care-they-didnt-vote-for-me/

    • C4TWOMAN

      That should come back to haunt him during the midterms.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        One hopes so.

      • MizzMazz

        I hope you’re right. Their memories are very short when it comes to this kind of fuckery.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Alas you’re right.

    • OrG

      And the dumbasses that DID vote for him too.

    • Jgb979

      Ahh yes:

      The gerrymandered fifth- comprising of liberal Charlottesville………….and a bunch of empty space outside of the methy Danville va.

      There should be enough people who still “use health care” and “expect congressmen to do their effing jobs” to throw his ass out though

    • Doug Langley

      Just a hunch, but I’m guessing they’re not going to start now.

  • I vote for Patton Oswalt for the inevitable Raul Labrador biopic.

    “EAT IT, RAUL”
    We old people thank you for that.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    In other news, the English language died today.

    https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/861967436626751489

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Little remarked upon fact, Idaho is our nation’s only penis shaped state that includes the scrotum!

    • OrG

      New Hampshire libelz!

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Okay, but a pretty misshapen one. Probably like the Russian Puppet’s.

    • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

      If your scrotum is shaped like that, I hope you have access to a doctor.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        No doctor, but I had a preacher lay hands on it once and pray. I think he was praying…he said Oh God a lot.

    • jesterpunk

      What about Florida?

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Many people agree with you! However, the panhandle of FLA as scrotum would appear to be simply a ball sack with no balls in it. Appropriate for the Russian Puppet, but not an actual scrotum. If the peninsula is considered the scrotum, maybe, but the panhandle penis would seem to be shriveled and extremely small. Again, appropriate for the Russian Puppet.

    • Erala Contratista

      Don’t forget the Snake!!!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Sen. Orrin Hatch feels left out of the stupidsphere!
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/862035566321336321

    • OrG

      You should know asshole.

      • MizzMazz

        You don’t see these lying assholes at the clinic, now do ya? No, they get the good shit that we don’t deserve.

        • Suttree

          Well they work hard like 6 months a year!

          • OrG

            Too much credit.

          • Suttree

            Ok, they barely work like 6 months a year.

          • Shanzgood

            And they pay their OWN salaries, dammit!

          • MizzMazz

            That scumbag needs a good swift kick to the nads. With votes, of course. What an arrogant asshole, talking to his constituency like that!

          • Contemplative Ron

            Which six?

          • Suttree

            2 days here 3 days there, it adds up. Hahahaha!

      • efoveks

        I’m supposing you mean Hatch and not Spotts?

        • OrG

          Oui.

    • chicken thief

      And what color would “they” be, Senator?

    • chicken thief

      Clearly referring to those takers in the oil and gas industries… END THE SUBSIDIES!!!!, right Orin?

    • We need to start a thing where, until they renounce their own dole-given health care, they need to shut up.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Kick Congress out of the Federal employee group plan. Let members of Congress buy open-market insurance, for their whole families

        • ahughes798

          See, now I was scolded the other day for inferring that Congress had sweet private insurance. The scold told me they all got their insurance through the ACA. Do you know which is true?

          • Beanz&Berryz

            I just looked it up on Snopes. The scold is right, Congress members must buy insurance (if they want it via their government job) through a D.C. Small business ACA exchange, with 72% subsidy from the government. I had the n me be having them pay full retail for individual plans, but not don’t know if individual plans outside the exchanges exist or are are different from plans that snide the same exchanges. .

      • Jukesgrrl

        And has been for 40, count ’em 40, years. He’s been in the Senate longer than John McCain. Nobody works harder to get conservatives in the courts or to repress the rights of LGBTQ citizens than Orrin Hatch.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Says a nitwit on the government teat currently.

    • MizzMazz

      Oh, and yet another thing about the Weekly World News, they once had an expose on how many congressmen were really space aliens, and Orrin Hatch is one of them.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Like mortgage interest deduction, tax free employer provided health insurance, stock options, 401 K matching plans, capital gains taxed at 20%-,the upper class and the 1% are real leaches!
      Once they get those benefits you never pry them away!

    • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

      “Them?”

      Obviously Mr. Hatch believes that he is in a different class than other people.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Would he have had the nerve to say that if Ted Kennedy was still alive?

      • Parakeetist

        What a piece of garbage.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Well, you wouldn’t want him to strain himself by actually saying “those people”, would you?

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Was he speaking of politicians or corporations?

    • mailman27

      He oughtta know.

    • SeeTrain65

      He just made his triumphant return.

    • Opalescent Riddles

      Bob Dole’s dimes are for Bob Dole, and Bob Dole’s healthcare is for Bob Dole. Better not get them on the dole, or they’ll take all Bob Dole’s dimes and Bob Dole’s healthcare, but that’s Bob Dole’s dole.

  • efoveks

    Good thing Dok makes the big bucks here (probably subsidized by Soros) so that he isn’t treated like a common poor person.

  • Jeffery Campbell

    Couldn’t we just have them elect an actual Labrador? It would undoubtedly be more qualified.

    • Parakeetist

      Yes, please.

  • cheetojeebus

    The cheeto is strong with this one.

  • Jgb979

    Idaho: all were known for now is potatoes and crazy

    • Contemplative Ron

      And they’re running low on potatoes.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Idaho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against the special interests and politicians that have picked the winners and losers in our state Capitol for too long. Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair for everyone. Idaho needs a governor who will provide a new vision, a new approach and new leadership.

    And that is definitely not me. Me? I need a dickpunch.

    –Raul Labrador

  • sqjchurch

    Might be tough for a Democrat in ID in the general election….

    but seems a saner Republican might win a primary against this idiot?

  • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

    “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

    “Politicians don’t lose because they don’t have enough votes…”

    • Marion in Savannah

      Well, that’s been proven wrong recently.

      • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

        Good point.

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

    As I said in the Healthcare post, I’ve finally seen a Labrador mix I don’t like: the Labra-dick.

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Idaho? You da ho!

    • Daru Titor

      You dunno! ;)

  • CATMAN

    Mr Labrador (I use the prefix Mr to emphasize that I am not speaking of a quadruped that displays more intelligence than he) is positive proof that possession of a conscience or an IQ over room temperature is not an impediment to electoral success in certain states

  • SomeBigRedDog

    THIS GUY GIVES LABRADORS A BAD NAME.

    • ahughes798

      I thought the 4 legged versions were dumb as stumps, so he’s a total Labrador?

      • SomeBigRedDog

        I’M HALF LABRADOR.

        HOW DARE YOU!

        • ahughes798

          I did not mean to cast asparagus upon your noble self. I’ve never owned a Lab. The ones I’ve met have been lovely! But except for fetching things, I have heard they are not very bright, which is why I phrased it, awkwardly, as a question. You seem like a very nice and intelligent fellow.

  • Dok Zoom for Gov!

  • Daru Titor

    I’ll start us off with similar phrases:
    Nobody dies from lack of brakes

    • ahughes798

      Nobody dies from mental illness.

    • Opalescent Riddles

      Exactly. It’s the impact that kills them. We must always distinguish the distal from the proximal cause.

      • Daru Titor

        Thanks for the clarification… and not continuing the list :(

  • Scooby

    If nobody dies of lack of healthcare why are EMTs always in such a rush?

    • Ωbjectifier

      They get paid piecemeal.

  • HazooToo

    What the fuck is wrong with Idaho?

    • Parakeetist

      It has that pointy top widget. I bet it’s broken.

      • HazooToo

        How is it that the only Democrat in Idaho who has the balls to run for office is a homeless guy in prison?

  • Raul Labrador, founding member of the Fuck America Caucus, has decided that Congressing is so-o hard. Whew! Who knew? So now he wants to take his poisonous brand of idiocy to the Idaho Governor’s Office, no doubt looking to Kansas for inspiration.
    I hope he realizes that he has to show he is as smart as an Idaho potato to run in that state.

  • Keith Taylor

    This is so consistent. Do all these people have faces on the front of their heads that look both dehumanized and stupid? Seems as if they do.

    • Gregory Brown

      You forgot about the faces on the backs of their heads. Those … those are the scary ones.

  • Iam Reading

    Nonononononononononononono. Fuck. Shit. Nooooooo!!!!

  • Left Coast Tom

    Kamala Harris on his “nobody dies” comment:

    “This guy, this congressman, you might as well say, ‘People don’t starve
    because they don’t have food,’” Harris said during the interview with Pod Save America released Monday. “What the fuck is that?”

    Linky.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      My respect for Ms. Harris just quadrupled cuz she said fuck.

  • JD Mulvey

    Can I just add that compliance with The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, intended to prevent hospitals from “dumping” low-income and uninsured patients onto other hospitals is –let’s be kind here –often enforced less than stringently?

    See, e.g., https://www.ahcmedia.com/articles/127248-emtala-court-decision-ignores-250-yard-rule

    • Gregory Brown

      You are too kind, Monsieur. You look Gallic yourself. J’aime la coupe de votre jib.

  • Me not sure

    Is the reason that Sessions unrecused himself that the FBI was closing in on him?

    • Gregory Brown

      He didn’t unrecuse. He had his assistant director do the hatchet work.

  • Zyxomma

    Idaho is really beautiful. Too bad about its politics.

  • angryspittle

    I always thought Labradors were people friendly and stuff……..

    • Gregory Brown

      Most of them love the water.

    • This guide dog would walk you straight into traffic and leave you there.

  • E.A. Blair

    “…all hospitals are required by law to treat patients in need of emergency care regardless of their ability to pay…”

    That doesn’t keep you from getting billed and hounded for years by collection agencies.

    • David Chaillou

      Yeah, but being thrown from the rooftop for failing to pay your debts doesn’t count as dying from lack of healthcare.

  • Gregory Brown

    “I have been largely responsible for the train wreck that is Idaho, and I believe I have earned the right, and your trust, as governor, to put that train back on the tracks, and wreck it again.”

  • BKScooter
  • Laurenajohnson

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !sa404c:
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  • mardam422

    Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? Are there no emergency rooms?

  • mardam422

    La brador mean bright in spanish. Go figure.

  • Opalescent Riddles

    I called it the first time! In this comment right here:
    https://wonkette.com/616710/idaho-gop-rep-confident-no-one-dies-from-lack-of-healthcare#comment-3292437617
    The “indefensible” line that the emergency department counts as “free healthcare” needs to die a quick and justified death.

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