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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:40 AM

Karma just bit a huge chunk out of Mo Brooks' ass

Congressman announces cancer diagnosis months after characterizing illness as a personal failing

During a speech on the House floor on Wednesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) announced that he has prostate cancer.

“Don’t ever, ever, take your health or family for granted. During the holidays, enjoy your family, because no one, no one, is promised tomorrow,” Brooks said, adding that he learned he has cancer following a doctor’s scan in October.

Brooks’ announcement demonstrates the value of having health insurance, and the reality that everyone gets sick at one time or another. It also highlights the disconnect between his rhetoric about health care and people’s lived experience.

While Republicans were trying to repeal Obamacare in May, Brooks — who introduced a one-sentence Obamacare repeal bill in March — went on CNN and defended Republicans’ plan to allow insurance companies to discriminate against people who have preexisting conditions, which he characterized as personal failings.

“My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool,” Brooks said in comments that generated swift backlash. “That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people — who’ve done things the right way — that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”

But people “who lead good lives” get cancer too, and discovering and treating it can be exorbitantly expensive. Nonetheless, Republicans like Brooks who support legislation that would result in tens of millions of people losing coverage routinely characterize insurance as a luxury item that some people simply make the choice not to have, instead of a basic need.

https://thinkprogress.org/mo-brooks-cancer-health-care-comments-0d472b2bc9ef/?fbclid=IwAR35fzt9vpjCgs_4J4Qp15JbPzfzTHeIerCzhLOc8gRmmbGWVz3bE-ZiX7w

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Reply Karma just bit a huge chunk out of Mo Brooks' ass (Original post)
CatWoman Wednesday OP
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demigoddess Wednesday #5
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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:44 AM

1. No thoughts

no prayers - I only wish he didn't have tax payer funded health care

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:59 AM

5. I'm so with you on that! Every man with a prostate is in danger of prostate cancer at a

certain age. I think we should elect people without prostates! then no prostate cancer to pay for.

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

12. LOL!

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:36 PM

23. I have a prostate, but I also don't disagree with you

The thought is that the World will be better with more women leaders, and for the most part I believe that to be true, but then once in a while I see a picture of Betsy Devos and I come to the realization that every rule has its exceptions.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:15 PM

21. Agree!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. D'oh, I read this as "Kamala just bit a huge chunk out of Mo Brooks' ass"

and I said, yeah, and she's just the one to do it, too!

Anyway, LEAD A BETTER LIFE, Brooks, and this shit wouldn't be happening to you...well, according to you, it wouldn't

(never too late to wake tf up, pal)

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:19 PM

13. Me too...

He needs a good hypocrite whipping, and she’s the person that could blister his ass good.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. The press should call him on the carpet about his previous remarks but I bet they let him skate.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:51 AM

4. Dear Sen. Brooks

I was sorry to hear about your prostate cancer diagnosis. Since you are on record saying that people who have higher health care costs should contribute more to the insurance pool, I am confident that you will not be dunning taxpayers who have done things the right way to help pay for your treatment, correct? Perhaps next time, you will lead a good life so that you don't get cancer.

Love and kisses,
Yr friendly neighborhood gratuitous

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:04 PM

6. Because I haven't always 'led a good life'

This puts a huge smile on my face.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:07 PM

7. evil and self righteous ignorance

it's a straight path to heaven, right?

Pompous Confederate rebels like this guy.are still traitors who want to disrupt the democracy of the US and revive slavery.

Why are we so intimidated by these freaks? They really just pretend they are powerful, and we are buying it.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

8. thoughts and prayers that his dick falls off, climbs down his esophagus and chokes him out

that is all

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

9. Selfish, mean and greedy, that is every Republican's MO

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

10. Well bless his heart

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:28 PM

14. Love this description!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:15 PM

11. So I guess old Mo needs to stay on the government payroll to keep his coverage.

After all . . . he now has a pre-existing condition. What a personal failing!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. Harvard Medical says he didn't jack off enough

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:44 PM

16. I guess the insurance companies will take care of Mo's health care bills

since he's such a big shill for them.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:47 PM

17. This article is from Dec. 2017. n/t

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

18. Rethugs don't even understand how insurance works, or don't care.

And, they continue to prove it over and over 'cause we've heard this bullshit before.

The issue with rethug thinking (?) is that many health problems come from work-related injury and stress, outright poverty, or are from a person's genetics - problems that don't fit into Mo's "life-style" equation.

KY.......

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

19. Wish I could feel bad for him but I don't. I wish a slow and painful recovery.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:14 PM

20. Prostate cancer is not a death sentence...

extraoridnalily curable... he just won't be able to get it up anymore, if he could anyway

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:17 PM

22. The fucker is an Alabama Rep... Huntsville,

one of the 2 or 3 barely civilized places in the entire god-forsaken state,

Here are his contact phones.

Call him and tell him,.. well tell him whatever you like, I will not print here what I am going to tell him.

Huntsville (256) 551-0190
D.C. (202) 225-4801
Decatur (256) 355-9400
Florence (256) 718-5155



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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:39 PM

24. Put a cactus in his seat

There's your cure, fucker!

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