I saw this horrendous thing in a never ending stream of horrendous things about our Republican government, over at my good friend Cookie's website:
Another pet peeve of the pro-tort reform Republicans is plaintiffs who sue medical professionals in the hope of winning the "litigation lottery." Republican Senator Rick Santorum once noted:
We have a much too costly legal system. It is one that makes us uncompetitive and inefficient, and one that is not fair to society as a whole. While we may have people, individuals, who hit the jackpot and win the lottery in some cases, that is not exactly what our legal system should be designed to do.
How, then, does Santorum explain why his wife sued a chiropractor for half a million dollars alleging back injuries from a badly done spinal manipulation? He says it is a private matter. Of course, Santorum believes that everyone else's cliam for compensation is a public matter. Santorum does not think that "jackpot justice" is so bad when his wife is the winner.
And, of course, the horrendous thing goes on to note that Tom DeLay--who has spent the last two weeks frothing at the mouth about the barbarism of Florida letting a brain dead woman finally, finally die--actually let his own father die in similar circumstances.
Though, only after his family filed a wrongful death law suit.
The kind he's spent the last ten years trying to prevent you and me from being able to file.
I could go off on a rant. I've been trying to all last week, except for our Republican government is so stupid I find that every time I try I have too many words to actually blog about it. The hypocracy, the stupidity, the shameless dishonesty...
It's your Republican government values voters! Proud?
You should be! Fifty nine million wasted votes. Suckers.
And while I'm unable to adequately express how I feel about these shamelessly dishonest, hypocritical clowns, I think I've found the words for nearly everyone--everyone who wasn't dumb enough to vote for Bush--when they think about the modern Republican agenda.
Those words were shreiked by Winston, with his head in a rat cage in 1984:
"Auuuuuugh!!! Do it to Julia! Don't do it to me! Do it to Julia!!!"