Recently, Speaker Pelosi teared up at a press conference in an emotional call for civility in political discourse. Garrison Keillor has considered the issue and proposed a solution:
[O]ne starts to wonder if the country wouldn't be better off without [Republicans] and if Republicans should be cut out of the healthcare system entirely and simply provided with aspirin and hand sanitizer. Thirty-two percent of the population identifies with the GOP, and if we cut off healthcare to them, we could probably pay off the deficit in short order.Can we all agree that Joe Wilson should be condemned, that "bury Obamacare with Kennedy" is beyond the pale, but that Keillor is `funny'?
UPDATE: On the floor of the House, Rep. Grayson says that the Republican healthcare plan consists of asking people to "die quickly." Watch that video and then condemn Joe Wilson for his incivility.