The War on Joseph Cao

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Monday, November 09, 2009 at 8:42 am

Moments after Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) voted for the Democratic health care bill, countless anti-Cao Twitter feeds, Web forums, and Facebook pages were born. Here’s a sampling of comments from “Bye Bye Joseph Cao,” a group that, according to Facebook, five of my friends had joined.

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seitz
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

Yes, wingnuts, please donate to this man's primary opponent. Give everything you possibly can. What that district needs a real staunch conservative running, which will ensure that the Democrat in that district wins by about 50 points. Please use ALL of your resources on a very conservative candidate for LA-2.


FishyFred
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

Louisiana is red enough that I would say “Be careful what you wish for.”

Besides that, my favorite part is Marianne Stebbins's comment that “absolutely anyone can walk into a hospital and get health care.” That's right. Care to hazard a guess on who foots the bill for those assholes? EVERYONE WITH HEALTH INSURANCE, YOU DONKEY.


agentS
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

Is Mr. Cao supposed to be impressed or scared by these nutjobs? He's in a D+20 district! Who's gonna dare primary him and expect get votes, and then expect to win a general election in a “chocolate city?”

Go ahead Republican'ts, challenge him. I double dawg dare you.


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patcsh
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

Rep.Cao

Has done a great deed for all Americans. Thank you so very much for joining us Dems for the American people. Now ,if you people want to get hitching ,hitch the GOP about their Taxpayer Funded Insurance ,you people pay 80% of your GOP health care and if they us Walter Reed or the Naval Hospital you pay all of it.

The Public Option will give all American a level playing field and it Will Lower the Defict by 100 billion dollars and maybe you people can kick that towards anotehr war as the GOP likes to invade countries for profiteering.

Another thing about the abortion issue ,why aren't you women screaming your heads off about paying for Viagra via Health Ins? and What the heck is wrong with you women? Don't you understand when men make and pass laws its against you two and its to silence you ,like Dr Tucker(RGa) was doing Saturday to the Democratic Women and you women support that?

Another thing in every State you have to have Car Insurance its a Fine ,loss of License , Jail time. Isn't that taking your freedom of choice away? I laugh my butt off at MSM,Blogs,Teabagger because none of you have any sense to ask or think through any questions . yea,people you are the Lo Info Voter and I pity all of you. It's really about a Black Man in The White House ain't it? I want to see more Diversity in that Oval office .I want to see an Asian and a Hindu and a Muslim and a Latino an American Indian ETC Then I can say I'm proud to be an American!( btw my people were here first) Least I forgot ,you can't always get health care in The ER and If you do its Triple what you would pay if you had Ins and that is a MIne Field ! Plus Folks its gets put on your Bill from the Hospitals,Doctors etc ,see ya'll can't think!


Chescores
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

Marianne Stebbins absolutely wins the award for the stupidest comment I've read in a LONG time. And that's really saying something.

How stupid is thy comment? Let me count the ways.

1. What you get in a hospital is TREATMENT, not HEALTHCARE. There is a biiiiig difference between the two.

2. If what she said had ANY truth to it, there would be no need to fight for health care reform at all!!

3. And of course, as FishyFred says, that treatment is paid for by everyone who has health insurance.

The runner up for stupidest comment is Cathie Jones who needs to take a minute and look up what “impeachable offense” means. Cathie, when you find the picture of George W. Bush, you will have found a good spot to start reading.


Chuck A
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

Please primary Rep. Cao, idiots. You clearly don't understand enough about politics and geography to know that Cao represents a HEAVILY Democratic district in New Orleans. Think you can run a right-wing, death panel freak in that district and win? Go ahead… nominate a winger and watch the seat swing left.

Hahahahahaha….


bikeyoga
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

“Anyone, absolutely anyone, can walk into a hospital & get health care. Is he not very bright?”

Anyone who's ever had to go to a hospital for a serious problem only to get behind a bunch of people coming for minor sniffles/injuries b/c they had no insurance & couldn't go anywhere else — anyone who's done that KNOWS this is NOT health care.

It's too costly & people in urgent need can't get treatment.

It's a good thing the lady who said the above quote wore a pirate hat. Helps to explain the looting she supports.

Yes, Cao is bright — unlike that lady's statement.

A Republican who cared more for his constituents than lobbyists and …well, national nutcases who don't give a squat about his local constituents — who woulda thunk it.


bikeyoga
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

Yes, Yes, and yes.

AND A BIG YES, to the runner up.


bikeyoga
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

agreed with fishyfred. a staunch con would win easy here. still maybe it'd be better they do spend it here in an easy red than tilt the balance in a tight race elsewhere.

i think we all agree that marianne stebbin's stuck her big wooden pegleg into her big mouth.

but let's not insult donkeys, shall we? :-)


eddrone
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

“Anyone can go to an emergency room?” And who pays for that, eh? We all do. Why do you think hospitals — especially emergency rooms — are do damned expensive? Because the cost for free care HAS TO BE SPREAD OUT TO ALL OF US. The estimate is that such “care” costs each of us about $1200 a year (and that figure was before the last few years' cost increases.

We already have socialized medicine — it's just the most inefficient method of funding it, because it's through the 'private sector' (not even under the control of the insurance companies, who have to cover these costs — plus profits — and then pass those increases on to those of us with insurance).

Health care costs, both through insurance and through reimbursement for hospital care offered the uninsured, act as a drag on our industries, because US companies offer insurance to their workers, but insurance is not a part of the cost of our foreign competitors' products, so we pay for that, too, with jobs going overseas and all.

It's distressing to see huge corporations being so strongly defended by the people who are thus victimized twice — pay for often-inadequate insurance and then have the companies take the profits to fund a campaign of lies, half-truths, and fear-mongering to defeat efforts to fix the situation.

Ed Drone


NOLAleigh
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

New Orleans is a Democratic city that was open-minded enough to elect a Republican. They would reject any Tea Bagging neo-con on EARTH who might run against Cao. Cao listened to his constituents and he did the right thing. Leave our Congressman alone.


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Sharon
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! Rep. Joseph Cao for voting in favor of the American people on the Health care bill instead of going along with the Red, BlueDogs and…ya…even the White naysers…Your a GOD SEND!


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seitz
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 2:51 am

You two really ought to take another look at LA-2. This may be news to you guys, but congressional districts don't match state lines in Louisiana. Cao is the first republican to win there in 100 years, and that's because the guy he ran against was caught with $90k in his freezer. And he still almost lost.

Sheesh, do you people pay attention to anything?


josephstalin
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

What a bunch of neocon fascists! The man did the right thing and all you bozos can do is squeal! If you loved America you would be supporting Obama to make this country strong again instead of wailing about the bad old days. The Shrub administration is the reason we are in this mess and it will take the sanity of the Democratic party, NOT the arch fascist GOP, to get us out.


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josephstalin
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

What a bunch of neocon fascists! The man did the right thing and all you bozos can do is squeal! If you loved America you would be supporting Obama to make this country strong again instead of wailing about the bad old days. The Shrub administration is the reason we are in this mess and it will take the sanity of the Democratic party, NOT the arch fascist GOP, to get us out.


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