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Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) is awfully proud of his Twitter account. He Tweets all the time. But if you don’t like what he has to say, its an awfully embarrassing outlet for one awful congressman.

Luckily, Twitter allows users to respond to other people’s tweets. Thus resulted in this day-long exchange between Culberson and various persons from Rice University. Read it for yourself, but I think he may have encouraged underage drinking.

johnculberson Very disappointing to see Sen Snowe become an enabler for Pelosi/Obama/Reid’s plan to nationalize health care & turn America into France about
3 hours ago from web

notABBY @johnculberson i’m very disappointed that you’re my representative to congress, but we can’t always get what we want. eh bien, c’est la vie!
about 3 hours ago from web

paulbtucker RT YES! @notabby: @johnculberson i’m very disappointed that you’re my representative to congress, but we can’t always get what we want.
about 3 hours ago from DestroyTwitter

evan7257 RT @notabby: @johnculberson i’m very disappointed that you’re my representative to congress, but we can’t always get what we want. || Yeah!
about 2 hours ago from web

TheRevDoctor RT @notABBY: @johnculberson i’m very disappointed that you’re my representative to congress, but we can’t always get what we want.
about 2 hours ago from Tweetie

evan7257 @johnculberson If we turn into France, does that mean we can lower the drinking age and get high speed rail? That would be nice. Get workin’
about 2 hours ago from web in reply to johnculberson

johnculberson When the fed govt decides when & how much to pay for which procedures, they run health care. Now imagine Texas Med Center run by fed gov’t.
about 2 hours ago from web

evan7257 @johnculberson Doesn’t that already happen via Medicare and Medicaid and VA? Do we need to get rid of those? Get workin’ on it!
about 2 hours ago from web in reply to johnculberson

johnculberson Solution is reduce cost of health care – make it portable & affordable NOT to nationalize it. Imagine MD Anderson Cancer Ctr run by fed gov!
about 2 hours ago from web

johnculberson @evan7257 And the French apparently have lower cholesterol than we do from drinking more wine than we do!
about 2 hours ago from web in reply to evan7257

[Woah woah woah. Did John Culberson just encourage more people to drink wine? Is that our health care solution, drink more wine? I've heard of some bad ideas before... BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM! More wine for everyone!!!]

paulbtucker @johnculberson they DO have many, better health outcomes, including that pardox. but your idiotic tweets are not helping the case, btw.
about 2 hours ago from DestroyTwitter in reply to johnculberson

evan7257 @johnculberson I know! Make wine more available. Tax credits for wine and taxi expenses, to cut down on drunk driving.
about 2 hours ago from web in reply to johnculberson

mysticfeline @johnculberson I think it’s based more the absence of fried twinkies and congressmen opposed to allowing citizens healthcare.
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to johnculberson

johnculberson @paulbtucker Dist. 7 emails, phone calls faxes etc running 76% no, 24% yes; feds will run Tx Med Ctr, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr etc = disaster
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to paulbtucker

paulbtucker @johnculberson what about a poll on, you know, reality? who’s nationalizing anything? the bill is very, very moderate. Give fear a break.
about 1 hour ago from DestroyTwitter

johnculberson @paulbtucker Common sense: If feds decide when&how much to pay for which procedures, then feds control health care= feds run Tx Medical Ctr
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to paulbtucker

evan7257 @johnculberson Dont they already make those decisions via Medicare and Medicaid? And would everyone use the public option? I vote, answer me
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to johnculberson

paulbtucker @johnculberson speaking of your email, would you mind making that address public, so we can continue this privately?
about 1 hour ago from DestroyTwitter in reply to johnculberson

paulbtucker @johnculberson what’s the CBO score on common sense? I didn’t see that, my bad.
about 1 hour ago from DestroyTwitter in reply to johnculberson

evan7257 @paulbtucker No! Keep the discussion the public. Its fun to watch.
about 1 hour ago from web in reply to paulbtucker

notABBY @johnculberson 3/10 most expensive cities for health care are in TX & we pay $2800 above nat’l avg for coverage; feds cannot be worse @ this
about 1 hour ago from web

paulbtucker @notabby @johnculberson when we are widely lauded for our low cost of living otherwise. i’m looking for other options, public or not.
about 1 hour ago from DestroyTwitter in reply to notABBY

gracewichmann RT @notABBY: @johnculberson i’m very disappointed that you’re my representative to congress, but we can’t always get what we want.
8 minutes ago from web

So, still no answer from Culberson about how Medicare and Medicaid are federal programs, nor about how the bill would force everyone onto a federal plan. I guess he only uses Twitter when its convenient for him.

Also, I’m not quite sure if he understood sarcasm, or if he legitimately was encouraging more people to drink or what.

Well, thus goes government. America is going to turn into France and more people need to drink wine and the federal government will control all of health care under this bill, as they do in France.

But alas, France does not have a single payer system, as the British do. Rather, they have mandatory insurance via non-profit agencies. Patients pay the cost and then later recoup them via insurance. They also have choice of where and when to receive care. And according to that leftist rag, Businessweek, France's private/public mix is pretty good

So, apparently, Culberson has no idea what the French health care system is like. He just uses France as an epithet for anything bad or "socialist," whatever that means.

In reality, what Culberson fears is something like the British system. But "Turning America into Britain" isn't really as big an insult

My Congressman is an idiot, or thinks that everyone else is an idiot.

Originally posted to evan7257 on Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 04:21 PM PDT.

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