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But he wants to run your health care
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is just pitiful:
I’m going to be honest with you—I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?

- former Sen. John Edwards
Obviously he hasn't seen SICKO yet. The answer came in response to a question at an Iowa campaign stop where Edwards was asked if he favored a Cuban-style health care system for the US.

The answer, even if he doesn't know who run's Cuba's health care system, is "yes".

(HT: Lance)
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My brother went on a trip to Cuba a few years ago. He came back telling stories of their medical facilities having lots of doctors, but little medicine.

The best of the worst is when he talked about a clinc he visited that was using magnets for treatments. This isn’t any MRI machine with a large magnet .. this is the laying of magnets on the sick, the modern form of witch-doctoring .. something you might think would happen in only the worst of third world countries.

I’m sure that Michael Moore either never saw this or tried to quickly forget it if he did see it.

I suggest that anyone who wants the Cuban form of medicine go to Cuba.
Written By: Neo
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I’m going to be honest with you-I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?

- former Sen. John Edwards
Oh come on already!

What has he been doing, living under a goodamn rock for his entire life?

I swear to god, between Edwards and Obama, the darlings of the Dem field are a bunch of total idiot, unqualified lightweights. I am fricking embarassed that someone who can actually utter a statement like this can even be seriously considered as a contender for the Presidency. An entire party of Katie Courics. We deserve better. (Well, I do anyway)

At least Hillary- for all of her many and deep faults- isn’t an unqualified lightweight like her opponents. She’ll win that nomination by default
Written By: shark
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That’s odd... Edwards had previously claimed to have seen Sicko, and had nothing but praise for it.
Written By: Watcher
Well since Edwards is still in America, the Cuban apparently doesn’t cover haircuts.
Written By: ChrisB
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I think you’ve hit upon the key point. Even before anything was known about him, Obama had too little experience to be seen as a serious candidate and Edwards only has one term in the Senate himself. But the Dems needed somebody to run against Hillary to make her appear qualified by comparison.

The trick is to delay the inevitable as long as possible, to strengthen her image before the spotlight shines on her too directly. Any comparison of Hillary to someone with more than few years of public service and/or executive experience will show her to be sorely lacking.
Written By: Ted
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Is Edwards trying to make me believe that I know more about the health care system in Cuba (with the little bit of disinterested attention I’ve managed to direct that way over the last couple of years) than he does?

Is he putting a bridge on the market too? Or would it be the swampland in Arizona?

Written By: Teresa
At least Hillary- for all of her many and deep faults- isn’t an unqualified lightweight like her opponents. She’ll win that nomination by default
All of Hillary’s opponents in the Democratic field are not lightweights, but I cannot figure out why the lightweights are leading in polls behind her. Biden and Richardson can run rings around Hillary (and are political Einsteins compared to Obama and Edwards), but for reasons beyond me, they are not even in consideration by electorate.

Then again, I couldn’t figure out why a lightweight like GWB was nominated by the Republicans. Whatever criteria we as a nation use to select our leaders, it sucks.


Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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This piece is priceless:
On Aug. 12, Karen Jepp gave birth to identical quadruplets in Great Falls, Mont. The mother of this one-in-13 million event isn’t a Montana resident, however. She’s a Canadian. She and her husband were sent from Calgary, Alberta (population 1 million-plus), to Great Falls (pop. 71,000) to deliver the children because, the Calgary Herald reports, "no Canadian hospital had enough neonatal intensive-care beds for all four babies."

From the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Canada to a smallish American city. This speaks well of Canadian health care? Jepp is the fifth Alberta mother who had to travel to the U.S. this year to give birth because of the neonatal shortages in Calgary.

One thing IBD does NOT point out is the high infant mortality rate in Cuba or how they fudge their numbers.

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