There is a special place in hell for men like Lindsey Graham. Dead-eyed soulless men who walk down the halls of our national government leaving destruction behind them. Ignorant men who play politics with lives.
Lindsey Graham will burn in a special place, because he doesn't know what the hell he was doing, and furthermore, he doesn't care.
From an interview with Ryan Grim and Aída Chávez at The Intercept:
Now that it has fizzled out, the lead author of the measure, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, has an admission to make: He had no clue what he was doing.
“It’s been the most amazing journey of my life. I’ve taken the eye off the ball on terrorism, I’m just amazed the whole planet hasn’t crumbled because I wasn’t on it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of the weeks he’s spent leading the health care repeal effort.
Watch him in the video clips of the CNN debate above. He didn't have even the slightest idea what he was talking about. It was obvious.
(Just between you and me, he doesn't know much about terrorism either. He wears those bodies in Iraq like chains, too. And now he thinks healthcare is a big joke.)
But now that it’s over, the old Graham is back and more than willing to laugh at how improbable it was that a national-security expert briefly held the national limelight as a supposed health-policy wonk.
Graham, though, said he was not alone in his lack of understanding of health care. “Nobody in our conference believes Obamacare works. It must be replaced. But until now we didn’t know how to do it,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday.
A reporter pointed out that such ignorance at this late stage is itself hard to understand. “You’ve been working to overhaul this for seven years. Why is this so hard?” she asked.
“Well, I’ve been doing it for about a month. I thought everybody else knew what the hell they were talking about, but apparently not,” Graham clarified, adding he had assumed “these really smart people will figure it out.”
The really smart people already DID figure it out. The conservative answer to healthcare was the ACA. It was hatched by the Heritage Foundation, fergawdsake.
You know what would be really, really nice, Senator Graham? IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU EDUCATED YOURSELF BEFORE YOU PLAYED POTSIE WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE'S LIVES.
It would be excellent if you figured out that healthcare is nothing like state assistance with food and housing, too. It would be awesome if you figured out that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Before Republicans start the next round of repeal, perhaps we should educate them. In person. Every chance we get. Over and over and over again until they figure this out.
Here's my personal message for the Senator Who Had No Clue WTF He Was Doing: Don't fck with me. Don't fck with my son. Don't do it. GET A CLUE INSTEAD.