Republican challenger Sharron Angle is reputedly the wack job in the race for the seat held by the Senate Majority Leader, but she acquitted herself well in her debate with Harry Reid this week. The Las Vegas Sun has now posted a transcript of the debate between Angle and Senator Reid. Here is the Senate Majority Leader of the United States on the subject of health insurance coverage mandates — Angle is against them — responding to the question posed by moderator Mitch Fox:
Mitch, insurance companies. Insurance companies don’t do things out of the goodness of their hearts, they do it out of a profit motive and they have almost destroyed our economy. Twenty percent of all costs, prior to our passing our health insurance reform, was because of health care costs. If we didn’t do something to change it, it would go up by, in less than 15 years, to 36 cents of every dollar. It would break us.
We need them to be forced to do mammograms. That’s why you see breast cancer awareness month, you see the baseball players wearing pink shoes and you see the football players having pink helmets. It’s because people dread breast cancer and you don’t get breast cancer, you correct breast cancer, you detect it, if you do mammograms.
Colonoscopies – if you do colonoscopies, colon cancer does not come cause you snip off the things they find when they go up and – no more. And we need to have the insurance companies do this, it’ll save money in the long run to do this.
There is much that could be said about this response, but I’m stuck on the pink football helmets. Put to one side the fact that Reid pointed to his shoulders when he referred to pink football helmets (video below).
I view pink football helmets as akin to black helicopters. I’ve never seen one. Is this what Reid is talking about?
In any event, Harry Reid is worse than wacky. He is a tool and a menace.
Video via John McCormack/Weekly Standard.