"I think even the poorest people in the great country that is the United States should be entitled to basic health care."
~Michael D. Higgins
Tea Party Talker Gets Old Fashioned Irish Tempered Tongue Lashing
Some times it takes someone from a distance to see the truth and tell it. Love this guy makes me proud to be part Irish American .
HIGGINS: I've spoken of my time in the Midwest. I'm going to the
Greyhound bus station and hearing for the first time "poor white trash."
These people, who -- you know, I was there before the Civil Rights
charter came in and frankly the idea that a person would not have one
job, but would have two jobs, or three jobs and work all the light hours
that are there and still not be entitled to the basic protection of
fundamental care is so outrageous.
So whether you agree with Obama on what he is doing and aspects of
his foreign policy -- I disagree with some things about Latin and South
But one of the things I do agree, the idea of being a social floor, below which people wouldn't fall, that's the future. I think even the poorest people in the great country that is the United States should be entitled to basic health care --
GRAHAM: Okay --
HIGGINS: -- And I don't think they'll thank the Sarah Palin lookalikes and followers for taking it off them.
You're about as late an arrival in Irish politics as Sarah Palin is
in American politics and both of you have the same tactic. The tactic is
to get a large crowd, whip them up, try and discover what is the
greatest fear, work on that, and feed it right back in a frenzy. And
that leads you in time then when you have in fact maybe one of the most
gifted Presidents elected. I happen to not agree with all of his foreign
policy but you know you regard for example someone who happens to have
been a professor at Harvard as somehow now very handicapped.
You don't find anything wrong at all with this Tea Party ignorance
that is being brought all around the United States, which is regularly
insulting people who have been democratically elected.
Listen to him speak.