Jeff Merkley accuses opponent, neurosurgeon Dr. Monica Wehby, of coming between a woman and her doctor. Hilarity ensues. His prejudices are exposed.
Oregon’s Accidental Senator, Jeff Merkley, will never be asked to bring sandwiches to a MENSA meeting, that much is clear. Merkley is a me-too partisan. He co-signed the letter siccing the IRS on Tea Party groups. (See our posts here, here, here). The newspaper of record has given him a pass (Read this with a straight face if you can).
His staffers have their work cut out for them but, in truth, they aren’t much better. Staffers fill Merkley’s man-purse with the tools of his trade: a cheesecake photo of Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, talking points from Democratic Underground and White House and a meme maker. Now they’ve transcribed the latest talking points into this post on Merkley’s Facebook page.
Jeff Merkley shared a link.
There’s a clear choice in this election. Monica Wehby has sided with conservative Supreme Court justices who believe CEOs should stand between a woman and her doctor. We know that’s the wrong way forward, and we’ll keep fighting to allow women to make their own health care decisions.
Let’s unpack Merkley’s hilarious claims.
* Merkley invokes War on Women talking points against a woman
*Merkley claims Wehby, a woman and a doctor, is in favor of someone else coming between a woman and her doctor.
*Merkley implies Wehby, a female neurosurgeon, who works with patients every day helping people make real health care decisions, is an agent against a woman making her own “health care decisions”.
*Merkley implies a ‘CEO’ coming between a woman and her doctor is worse than the entire government, IRS, police coming between a woman and her doctor.
Let’s savor the stupid for just a second. Jeff Merkley thinks a woman who chose to go into what was a male dominated field–medicine, who sought even more schooling to become a neurosurgeon in an even more male dominated field; who is the very definition of female empowerment; who literally makes life or death decisions every single day in her job on behalf of both men and women; for whom the word ‘choice’ in all aspects of life is a given, now favors standing between a, uh, woman and her, uh, doctor? Isn’t this the very definition of conducting a war on women? Isn’t this what Merkley is doing to his brighter, more accomplished female opponent?
Remember that old story designed to test prejudices? It went something like this:
A man and his son are driving in a car one day, when they get into a fatal accident. The man is killed instantly. The boy is knocked unconscious, but he is still alive. He is rushed to hospital, and will need immediate surgery. The doctor enters the emergency room, looks at the boy, and says…
“I can’t operate on this boy, he is my son.
You’re asked to solve the riddle. The answer is: the doctor is the child’s mother. It’s an answer we all know. Except Jeff Merkley.
Republicans, if you’re stupid and weak willed enough to let this guy get away with this you deserve to lose.