Personal Responsibility

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - David Fitzsimmons)

In other news, the Washington Post caught up with voters in Kentucky who voted for Republican lunatic Matt Bevin, a man who ran on a platform of repealing healthcare for over 400,000 people.

On Election Day, Blackburn voted for Bevin because he is tired of career politicians and thought a businessman would be more apt to create the jobs that Pike County so needs. Yet when it comes to the state’s expansion of health insurance, “it doesn’t look to me as if he understands,” Blackburn said two days later. “Without this little bit of help these people are giving me, I could probably die. . . . It’s not right to not understand something but want to stamp it out.”

There was a lot of hoopla last week about low voter turnout, but that's a bit of a misnomer. Some of the poorest counties in Kentucky that rely on Medicaid voted for Bevin by overwhelming margins of 40 to 60 percent. What evidence is there that higher turnout necessarily would have led to a different result?

Meanwhile, Doctor Ben Carson says drug addiction is caused by political correctness. Are we sure Ben Carson went to medical school?

And finally, former GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann tell us Jesus is "coming soon" to, I don't know, rapture us. Or something.

  • Aynwrong

    “It’s not right to not understand something but want to stamp it out.” and then vote for it.

    Sometimes, this is just how my fellow Americans make me feel.

  • captkurt

    Are we sure Ben Carson isn’t addicted to drugs?

  • David Greenberg

    Dumb and ignorant are dumb and ignorant. It’s apparently never going to change. Depressing, the astonishing amount of it there is in this country. Without it the repub party would vanish instantly.

  • If this Blackburn fellow had been paying even the least bit of attention, he would have known that the man for whom he was voting actually *promised* to cut off his healthcare. Jebus, this drives me crazy.

    • ninjaf

      How is it possible to feel so sorry for someone and angry at their stupidity at the same time? That’s exactly how I felt reading his comment. I feel bad for the guy. I don’t want him to die. But, he is the one who voted against his own self interest. I guess a job is more important to him than living.


      • Exactly. Incredibly frustrating.

        The thing about his needing a job, though, is equally frustrating since a Democrat in office is more likely to bring in new jobs. Bevin’s plan will cost Kentucky hundreds of millions of dollars and that means thousands of jobs lost.

        • ninjaf

          And the Democrats are to blame for not making that case effectively. Just the loss of healthcare-related jobs alone would probably make it a wash if any “new” jobs get brought into the state.

          But they don’t want new jobs. They want the old jobs they had before, that required little to no education. But that ship has sailed. These are not the times we are living in anymore. He would be better to try to retrain himself than to try to hope someone will bring in high paying, low-skilled jobs at the expense of his health.

          The healthcare-related jobs go away, their medical coverage goes away, and high-paying unskilled labor does not exist anymore. He gets nothing out of it and will continue to think the government is the root of his problems.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    I for one demand to see Carson’s college transcripts. He lies so much and so easily and appears to be so incredibly dumb I am beginning to doubt he is actually a neurosurgeon. WHERE ARE THE TRANSCRIPTS!!?!??!!??!

    • Aynwrong

      I want him to prove to us that he is a real Christian. He needs to show us his own personal Bible.

  • Badgerite

    Why, in the world, does the good Dr. seem to think that America is “throwing away all of our principles and values”. Quite the contrary, this is a country that becomes truer to its credo with each generation. For my money, the society we have now is unquestionably a better one, morally speaking, than the society that existed at the start of the country.

  • Bryan Simpson

    Lemmings of KY, marched right over the cliff.