Saturday, December 18, 2010
Quote of the Day
"How do they sleep at night after this vote on Ground Zero first responders from 9/11? Are they going to get that done, or are we going to leave these American heroes out there to twist in the wind? ...Who’s going to hold these people’s feet to the fire? We’re able to put a 52 story building so far down there at Ground Zero, we’re able to pay for tax cuts for billionaires who don’t need them and it’s not going to stimulate the economy. But we can’t give health care to Ground Zero first responders who ran right into the fire? Went down there to save people? Do people know what this city was like that day? People were walking over bridges they were covered in ash they were running for their lives they were crying their family members were dead. And these people ran to Ground Zero to save people’s lives. And we’re not going to even give them medicine for the illnesses they got down there? It’s disgusting, it’s a national disgrace, it’s a shame and everybody who voted against should have to stand up and account for himself or herself"
-- Shepard Smith, blasting Republican lawmakers for their unconscionable filibustering of the 9/11 First Responders health care bill
By now, Jon Stewart's attack on those cynically playing politics with this bill -- he did an entire show on the subject the other night -- is the stuff of legend. But for some reason, Shep's willingness to go on the offensive within the walls of the right's castle keep feels far more blistering and damaging.