Monday, January 25, 2010

Rep. Shea-Porter: If We Sent the Men Home, We Could Pass Health Care Reform (Video)

What? A decent health care bill might pass if the people who actually spend time caring for sick people were in charge? It would be a better country and problems might actually get solved if women had an equal voice? Something might get done in this freaking cowboy country if women were actually represented?

Thank you for saying it, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.)!

She'll be attacked and ridiculed for this. Thank her for having the courage to say what millions of women are thinking.

"We go to the ladies room and the Republican women and the Democratic women and we just roll our eyes," she said. "And the Republican women said when we were fighting over the healthcare bill, if we sent the men home..." at which point she was interrupted by loud applause.

"You know why? I'm not trying to diss the men but I'm telling you it's the truth that every single woman there has been responsible for taking care of a {relatives} and so we think we can find a common ground there," she said.