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Friday, September 17, 2010

Take it away

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 4:59 PM

The Friday open line begins.

TOO GOOD NOT TO HIGHLIGHT: A writer at Forbes rips Mike Huckabee a new one for his unbelievable rant against insuring people with pre-existing conditions.


We all understand that there are special and unique challenges to every stakeholder in the healthcare system. We see the difficulties that an insurance company faces when asked to insure people who they know are highly likely to cost them a bundle. Ironically, this was one of the reasons Congress passed the mandated insurance — to keep people from buying coverage only after they found out they were ill.

We also understand that, given the realities of the high cost of healthcare, we, as a nation, cannot just let people die because they can’t afford to get needed medical attention. This presents us with a serious problem that deserves serious consideration from all sides of the political equation.

But Huckabee’s remarks today, dripping with sarcasm and lacking feeling for Americans with serious medical challenges, are far from befitting a man who not only seeks to be a national leader but presumes to minister the Word of God .

I don’t know if Huckabee is really a religious man or, for that matter, ever was.

However, if the Governor does practice what he preaches, he might want to be more concerned about his speech plays when his day comes to account for his behavior before a much higher power than the conservative crowd that filled the auditorium at today’s Value Voters conference.

He may find that he’s going to be facing a much tougher audience.


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