I did a radio debate on Tuesday for The Dave Glover show on 97.1FM Talk in St. Louis – a right wing station.
The “Republican” Missouri state representative I was pitted against – Cynthia Davis – was an accidental single-payer advocate. She was such a dolt that she didn’t even know it. She argued against the health care reform bill on the grounds that the government would be taking away her rights, but at the same time, she hates the insurance companies. She claimed she lived 12 years with no health insurance before she was a state rep. Brilliant, right?
Anyway, the highlight was when she said if she wanted to Superglue her daughter’s head as opposed to getting her stitches, she should be allowed, and the health care bill was taking away her right to do that. I wish I were kidding. She also said Missouri has “freedom-loving patriots” who like to shop for medical care and compare prices in an emergency.
The segment begins at 17:33, but the madness kicks in at about 29:30. At 31:35, she says I have a Sugar Daddy who picks up the tab for me. (After the break, I mention I’d love to meet said Sugar Daddy because if he exists, he’s doing a lousy job of actually paying for anything.)
The callers are just as special, including the man who rants about Medicaid and the woman who makes more than $250,000/year and thinks people who aren’t as wealthy as she is aren’t trying.
You really have to hear it to believe it. (UPDATE: It’s the March 30th shows 2 and 3. Seems the url will link to the player but not the exact clip you want. You have to choose the show from the list. Pick 2 and then just let it run into 3.)
If that’s not enough to tempt you to listen, try this. Here’s Cynthia’s closing argument:
“Once it’s out of our control, they are going to kill the unborn babies”
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.