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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Onion eviscerates Sen. Bill Cassidy over the imploded GOP health care plan

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 1:50 PM

click to enlarge U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. - CREATIVE COMMONS/GAGE SKIDMORE
  • U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.

As news came out today that the latest GOP health plan — the so-called "Graham-Cassidy plan" led by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana's own Sen. Bill Cassidy — was dead before it came to a vote, The Onion raked Cassidy over the coals in a fake op-ed piece titled "Being A Senator Means Making Tough Decisions That Aren’t Always Popular, Smart, Politically Viable, Or Beneficial To Your Constituents":
I want everyone in Washington and around the country to know that I will not cave to what’s smart, practical, and resoundingly favored just to score some cheap political points. You don’t put an Obamacare repeal-and-replacement bill like this forward because it’s the popular thing to do—you do it because you believe with the very core of your being in an unwanted, preposterous, unfathomably cruel, politically toxic idea that analysis after analysis has determined will send vast swaths of low- and middle-income America to an early grave. Period.
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