Democratic senator worried GOP will slash Medicaid has already done a good job of it

Democratic senator worried GOP will slash Medicaid has already done a good job of it
Sen. Maria Cantwell (Image via Twitter)

Ah, visual aids! Where would we be without them?

For some reason, Democrats seem always to cart out their signs and slogans in relation to health care (which they as a party have done a pretty good job of destroying for many Americans).

You may recall former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson’s take on the GOP’s alternative to Obamacare, which at the time was still a bill. Since pictures speak louder than words, here is a reminder of Grayson’s message:

Image: C-SPAN video screen grab

More recently, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer displayed his wit (or something that rhymes with it) when he revealed this oh-so-clever riff on Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.

Image: YouTube screen grab via Associated Press

Yesterday it was Sen. Maria Cantwell (D.-Wash.), who arrived on the Senate floor with several signs in tow to illustrate the problems she sees with the GOP’s replacement bills for Obamacare, which is on life support. Here is a video of a portion of Cantwell’s presentation. See if you can spot the error:

Did you catch it? If not check out the spelling of Medicaid on the second sign, which appears five seconds into the video.

There is no need to fear that the Republicans will slash this health entitlement. Cantwell (who should consider changing her name to “Cantspell”) has already trimmed it by one letter.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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