#rsrh Jim McDermott. Democrat. Male chauvinist pig.

Come, I will hide nothing from you: probably Jim McDermott is not a male chauvinist pig, per se.  Even if things like this are being written about him:

Doing double duty as a member of Congress and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee might “strain” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a fellow House Democrat said Wednesday — an assessment that critics say would not be leveled at a man in a similar position.

Or at least McDermott’s probably not any more of a male chauvinist pig than the rest of his male, Democratic colleagues.  What’s actually probably just happening here is that McDermott isn’t really bothering to think about what he’s saying before he says it.  And why should he?  He’s been able to get away so far with being a duplicitous, drunken, seditionist suckweasel who took Saddam Hussein’s blood money in order to agitate against the GWOT while on foreign soil.   If his fellow-Democrats can swallow that, then they’ll probably end up not doing anything about this. Continue reading #rsrh Jim McDermott. Democrat. Male chauvinist pig.

Jim McDermott (D, WA-07) on the public option, translated into English.

For some bizarre reason, Rep. Keith Ellison thought that it was a good idea to get Rep. McDermott’s opinions on the public option on the public record. Who am I to pass up such an opportunity?

Yes, he really is advocating a policy that, to quote a colleague, “prevents insurers from calculating rates or willingness to insure based on risk; all must be served, and for no higher cost than anybody else.” And no, nobody he’s close to will ever have to face the consequences of McDermott’s policies. What, do you think that these people plan to live by the rules they’d impose upon the rest of us?

Moe Lane

PS: Gresham’s Law: “Bad money drives out good.” It’s a common problem in any system where one competitor for resources has coercive powers and the others do not. Conservatives handle this by punishing abuse of the coercive power; libertarians wish the coercive power removed altogether; and liberals don’t understand why this is automatically a problem, at least when they control the competitor.

Crossposted to RedState.