#ncsen: “Good things” about O-Care and other ,um, “wisdom” from Dick Burr

i would hate to be Tricky Dick’s press rep.  I foresee a lot of stress migraines and nights of hard drinking ahead for that individual.  SOMEBODY recently let the lawnmower man a little too close to the TV cameras: burr

Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican running for re-election in 2016, visited Campbell University’s medical school on Thursday.

WNCN political reporter Beau Minnick had a chance to talk to Burr about multiple issues. Here are some of the highlights of their conversation.[…]

“There are good things that came out of the president’s healthcare plan.  We shouldn’t let preexisting conditions control whether somebody has access to insurance.”

But, he said, “When you look at the central promise of the Affordable Care Act, affordability, it’s been anything but that.

“We’ve made healthcare unaffordable for many that found it affordable before.”

“Good things” about ObamaCare ???   *Oooof.*   That’s almost as appalling and infuriating as his description of the fight to defund ObamaCare as “the dumbest idea [he’d] ever heard of.”

Brace yourselves. There’s more:

On the 2016 election:

“From a standpoint of those Americans that were concerned with whether government has gotten too big or too intrusive in their lives, this will be an issue for them in November.”

Oh, “those Americans” who are concerned about whether government has gotten ”too big.”  Not him.  THOSE OTHER folks. 

Okay. I’ve got a couple of bucks for ANYONE who can give an even slightly plausible translation / clarification / explanation of what the hell he’s talking about here:

In his role as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he said measuring intent is critical.burrt
“Whether you’re talking about Kim Jong Un, whether you’re talking about ISIS, intent in many cases is a greater threat than their capabilities.

“If the intent there is to do something, then we have to spend a tremendous amount of time and efforts to make sure that we’re protected against that intent.”

Intent is a greater threat than their capabilities ???  Castro can rant all he wants about his intention to invade and conquer the United States.  But could he pull it off successfully?  If China and / or Russia amassed a significant invasion force in and around Cuba –pointed at the U.S. — the capability would be there.  Scenario 2, with the capability, is a lot scarier to me than Scenario 1. But what do I know?  I’m not following John McCain and Lindsey Graham all-doe-eyed around DC, soaking up their,um, *genius*  like some people

I would bet that Larry Holmquist, Greg Brannon or Paul Wright might have something to say about this.