Isn't this lovely? Rep. Louise Slaughter relayed this story at the Health Care Summit:
I even have one constituent -- you will not believe this, and I know you won't, it's true. Her sister died, this poor woman had no dentures. She wore her dead sister's teeth, which of course were uncomfortable and did not fit. Do you believe that in America that that's where we would be?
And here's the reaction from the right as documented by our friends at Media Matters. They don't feel -- or care about -- your pain:
- On Twitter, Michelle Malkin wrote: "We need trillion-$ Demcare cuz someone had to wear their sister's dentures! O: "Terrific conversation""
- On his radio program, Glenn Beck stated, "I've read the Constitution ... I didn't see that you had a right to teeth."
- Author and radio host Laura Ingraham told Bill O'Reilly that Slaughter's tale was "ridiculous" and a "sob story."
- Fox Nation, the website maintained by the Fox News Channel, labeled Slaughter's comments "Summit Insanity."
h/t Bob Cesca and John Cole is right. These really are just hideous people, any way you look at it. And yes thank goodness she didn't use her name or Malkin and Bill-O's hit squad would be showing up at her door.
h/t David for the video