“Manly firmness,” my ass

MemberPhoto.aspxSharon sends this, a fabulous New York Times story that tells of a Missouri state representative whipping out the doofus cliches and calling on, well, let’s quote the Times, who quotes Rep. Mike Moon (who stands by his manly statement because he’s manly and all):

“each member of the Missouri congressional delegation endeavor with ‘manly firmness’ and resolve to totally and completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, settling for no less than a full repeal.”

To which U.S. Claire McCaskill replied:

“I don’t think you prove your manhood by kicking folks off their health coverage and once again letting insurance companies discriminate against women and sick people.”

I suppose, in keeping with the theme here, I will heave my womanly bosom, raise my tapered middle finger and say, “This one’s for you, Rep. Moon.” Glory!

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  1. Speaking of manly firmness, are Cialis and Viagra covered under ACA? If so, what will Mike Moon do?

    1. As a prescription drug, I would imagine there’s a policy somewhere that would cover Viagra and such. I do not believe it is defined in the law as a reproductive healthcare service benefit, requiring no cost sharing. Neither are vasectomies.

  2. One of my State legislators actually introduced legislation that would ban wearing yoga pants, speedos and the like in public. More Republican obsession with firmness.

    But…you know…Manly Moon has a point: If you want to f**k something up, get yourself some Manly Firmness. Republican Manly Firmness™ is particularly effective. Smells a little funny sometimes…but gets the job done.

      1. I bet by prime time tonight somebody with deeper pockets will be riding that pony all the way to the bank:
        “Cheaper, faster acting and longer lasting than Democrat Manly Firmness®. And available without a prescription! Demand only Republican Manly Firmness™!”

  3. Oh hell, I’ll say it and be naughty. (McCaskill was being nice.) Is this manly firmness self induced during a vote? They get off on cutting services? If manly firmness is involved in a repeal of the ACA, those jackasses are more warped than originally thought!

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