GOP House Minority Whip Eric Cantor went to a health care reform discussion yesterday and exploded with asshattery when a woman stood up and asked him about her uninsured relative.
The constituent said she has a close relative in her early forties "who did have a wonderful, high-paying job, owns her own home, and is a a real contributing member of society." Then she lost her job and found out she has stomach tumors and needs an operation.
"She has no insurance," the constituent said.
"This person is a very close member of my family," she said. "She's ill. And she has no way to have this operation. So I'm asking you, what would you do if this were your close relative. Your niece, your aunt, your sister or whatever."
Tough question. The honest answer from a Republican would be, "go die." But they aren't big on the truth.
Oh. Well, that is pretty much, "Go die."
Cantor suggested looking into "an existing government program."
"There are programs, there are charitable organizations, there are hospitals here who do provide charity care," he continued.