Someone needs to watch the GOP guide on how to talk to women (and buy a map)! Illinois Representative John Shimkus (R), during his grilling of Kathleen Sebelius, showed us just how well the GOP “rebranding” efforts are turning out. Following the golden rule that if a woman speaks a donkey will turn into a pillar of salt on top of a burning bush (or…something).
While Shimkus was asserting that offering preventative care benefits without cost sharing would increase health care costs, the wicked Kathleen Sebilius explained that–actually–health care costs would likely decrease as a result of preventative care, as it would help identify more costly problems early on.
Since a woman was making sense, Rep Shimkus hit her with the typical Teabagger response to logic: he compared her to a dictator…sort of…What he actually said was,
“Alright, I got it. We’re just going to agree to disagree. It’s like talking to the Republic of Korea or something.”
The Republic of Korea, of course is South Korea. It is understandable how he may have become confused. Right now, South Korea is the country with the lowest number of guns per capita–and that’s tyranny! It’s also a democracy – and our ally!
From that point, as she was not agreeing with him, Rep. Shimkus had absolutely no interest in what Sebilius had to say. Cutting her off, he attempted to move on to his last question. When he was told that he had to give her the opportunity answer the previous question, Shimkus shouted “I do not have to allow her to answer the question!”
From there, it descended into a roomful of reasonable people and a misogynist in the midst of a stupidgasm shouting incoherently at one another.
See for yourself!
h/t: Freak Out Nation