Steve Chabot provided us with another one of his patented “whiny/I’m a victim/where’s my fainting couch” blog posts this past week. Who knew Steve was such a little snowflake who is obviously deeply hurt because someone defaced one of his signs–something that happened to signs I had in my yard at least a half dozen times last campaign cycle, but I didn’t take to the internet to cry about it. Also because he can’t lie his way out of having voted again and again and again to eliminate protections for the 306,400 folks in his district with pre-existing conditions, which would have left them with zero insurance and put their families at peril.
- the Proud Boys right-wing militia that beat people on a sidewalk in New York for disagreeing with them,
- his BFF and campaign bud Donald Trump’s congratulating one of Steve’s Republican colleagues from Montana–Greg Gianforte–who was indicted and convicted of body slamming a reporter, or
- the attempted assault on the Democratic House Leader in Florida.
Congressman Chabot, once again this week in your blog you attempt to hide your record, misdirect the gaze of weary voters and pretend you have their best interests at heart.
Why not just unburden yourself and tell the truth. Honestly, you’ll feel so much better. Not sure, ok, I’ll help.
In today’s blog ramblings of a panicking Steve Chabot, we have what else, but the red-faced, irrational screams that “the mean Dems are going to impeach!!”
The part he leaves out is that it’s not Washington that is crying out for change. But his own constituents! Why is this, you might ask?
Many reasons. To begin, Congressman Chabot’s constituents are paying $1,480 more for their health care premiums because of his #Chabotage and have seen almost zero benefits from his tax bill unless they’re among the yacht-owning class. 306,400 of us will lose their healthcare altogether if we have pre-existing conditions because the Trump Administration’s suing to do just that–and Chabot, of course, lacks the courage to utter a single word about it, as he bows before a President he votes with 96% of the time.
So Chabot thinks he can dazzle with smoke & mirrors, hopefully redirecting attention from this record of cutting your healthcare so he can cut corporate taxes by yelling “but they want impeachment(!!)” at the top of his lungs while stomping his feet.
Chabot, of course, is throwing out these lame attacks because 538 just moved his race to Lean Democrat, and he’s scared:
The Congressman, who has basically been running for office or in office his entire adult life (nearly 40 years), doesn’t know what he’ll with himself when he loses. He’s got a cold sweat congealing just above his brow, thinking about how he might even have to get a real job! Basically, much like Brooks in Shawshank Redemption, Chabot’s been in Washington so long he’s been institutionalized.
He also knows you might actually read objective sources that make clear he’s lying about how he voted 50+ times to cancel your healthcare if you have pre-existing conditions–not to mention if you’re on Medicaid, or under 26 and on your parents’ insurance. This isn’t debatable. He voted for a plan to rip away our health insurance. No alternative existed when he did this. The end.
But perhaps funniest, is when this guy whose entire career has been funded by the worst kinds of special interests, including The Koch Brothers, Big Oil and the NRA–the latter of which has given him more rubles…or dollars than all other member of the House from Ohio—yet in his blog he whines about liberal, interest-group money like he’s some kind of victim. Then has the audacity to ask for money from whomever actually reads his blog.
To pick just one industry that’s bought and paid for Steve Chabot’s record, we give you Big Pharma. While an opioid crisis largely of their making is raging in Ohio, Chabot’s taken over $115,000 from big drug companies. What did they get for this? They got $14 billion back from his sham of a tax bill. What did you get back? A 200% increase in the prices of 20 of the most needed prescriptions. It would seem the Pharma Bros made out better than the rest of us.
Don’t fall for Chabot’s act. He knows he’s on the clock now, and his time doing the bidding of foreign corporations and his wealthy donors, while he and his buddies laugh at the rest of us, will soon be at an end.