Monday, June 26, 2017

Mitch McConnell Wouldn't Meet with the March of Dimes Even Though They Treated His Polio as a Child | GQ

Mitch McConnell Wouldn't Meet with the March of Dimes Even Though They Treated His Polio as a Child | GQ

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not just a monster sent to Earth to terrorize children and destroy our Democratic institutions. I mean, sure, he definitely and decidedly is those things, but he's also the bad guy in any movie where someone wants to tear down a local theater to put up high-rise condos and other rich-guy nonsense. And now? Now he wants to take away millions of people's health care and give those rich, condo-having bastards more money in the process. And as if McConnell's current plan weren't comically evil enough ("It was!" shouted a chorus of middle- and lower-class Americans who are terrified of getting the flu right now), a new report this weekend just took things up a notch, evil-wise.
So, to understand how terrible this is, first you need to indulge me and listen to a story. You see, way back in 1944, when Mitch McConnell was only 2 years old, he contracted polio. The disease, which often paralyzed those it affected, hit McConnell hard and threatened his ability to walk, but thanks to the hospital in Warm Springs, Georgia, that was funded by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP), a charity started by FDR to treat people with polio, McConnell was able to recover and live a normal life and grow up to become a senator.

  

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