Dang it! I count on Dakota War College to keep me up to the minute on all of Senator John Thune’s ejaculations on public policy. But today, I have to turn to Larry Kurtz to get the latest shot of wisdom from our senior Senator:
The generally uninhibited Kurtz goes easy on Thune and suggests this nonsense more likely came from an overheated staffer “who went off in a fit of pique.”
Arguably harder on Thune was Republican Congressman from Michigan Justin Amash:
When even a confirmed Obamacare opponent can recognize the senselessness of Thune’s critique, do I really need to explain how wrong Thune is to say that a conservative lawsuit prioritizing technicalities over common sense to deprive millions of Americans of affordable health insurance made available by the ACA shows that the ACA is bad and that the President should abandon it?
Ah, but I can’t resist. Senator Thune’s comment is like saying my plan to clean the living room is bad for my family because you unplugged the vacuum.
Senator Thune, the widespread concern that King v. Burwell could monkey-wrench the ACA and cost Americans millions seems to say just the opposite: we should be fighting to preserve the advantages Americans enjoy thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Instead of composing tweets that only the most uninformed citizens could take as honest argument, you, Senator Thune, should be making the simple statutory change that would render the case before the Supreme Court moot and protect the health coverage and pocketbooks of millions of Americans.
If plug comes loose, plug it back in, and let’s clean up the joint!