GOP Rep Who Said People Who Lead Good Lives Should Pay Less For Insurance Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

CNN reports:

Rep. Mo Brooks, who lost to Roy Moore in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary, announced Wednesday he has prostate cancer and that losing the race “may have saved” his life.

Speaking from the House floor, Brooks said that he learned of his “high risk” prostate cancer in October. Appearing to hold back tears, the congressman talked about the night he called his wife to tell her the prognosis, when she was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, and called it “one of loneliest nights apart in our 41-year marriage.”

During his speech on the floor, Brooks said he had a “very good cure prognosis” and hoped to return to Washington following the recess next year. He said he will undergo surgery this Friday and a post-surgery medical procedure on December 20.

Here’s what Brooks said in May:

“My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool. That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people–who’ve done things the right way–that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”


PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Mo Brooks says that maintaining the right wing agenda is more important than molestation allegations against Roy Moore. Mo Brooks attempts to force Obamacare repeal vote to “see who is really for it.” Mo Brooks says the Voting Rights Act is a war against white people. Mo Brooks threatens to hold bible-reading filibuster if Trump’s border wall isn’t funded. Mo Brooks uses audio from GOP baseball shooting in Senate campaign ad. Mo Brooks says people who lead “good lives” should pay less for health insurance.

  • JT

    Yeah, leading a good life will do that to you.

  • MBear

    Guess he didn’t lead a good life…?

  • Paula

    It’s prostate cancer. From what I have read and studied, it is very common and easily treatable. I know no cancer is good.

    • Boreal

      Two types: One very treatable and not deadly, the other very deadly and often incurable if metastasized.

      • Paula

        I did not realize that there was more than one kind. It might be Roto-Rooter time for him.

        • Boreal

          My dad had the treatable type. My uncle died from the other type which metastasized.

          • The Professor

            I have the treatable type. Not such good fodder for jokes, BTW.

          • Boreal

            At least they have progressed to not always removing the prostate as was once common procedure.

          • Joseph Miceli

            there is still a lot of risk. Those nerves that control erection….if there is a God he’s a fucking dick. He couldn’t have put them in a worse place.

          • kiprian

            My understanding of the problem is that until a few years ago, the precise location of the most important nerve was not known. But I can’t find the reference again…

          • Joseph Miceli

            Hmmm. not surprising. Everyone thinks that the nerves and the body are the same from person to person but the variations are striking. Some people are born missing whole muscles or bones that others posses while nerves may be mapped differently from person to person. It can be tricky.

      • Reality.Bites

        What are the chances of one individual having both at once?

        Asking for a friend. In Alabama.

        • Boreal

          I would think unlikely.

          • Reality.Bites

            You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. 😉

    • Reality.Bites

      It does sometimes leave men impotent, so there’s that.

    • Do Something Nice

      Mostly true. There are those who die from it. There are some types of prostate cancer that do not respond to the existing therapies nor are they operable. But those are extreme cases.

      • Lazycrockett

        That is why men should have an orgasm daily.

        • Do Something Nice

          If you insist.

        • Jonathan Smith

          just one?
          Man, I’m going to live FOREVER.

        • RoFaWh

          Not just one a day. Work on two a day and after that becomes a routine occurrence, work on three.

          The more orgasms you have, the more your body would like another.

    • netxtown

      I had the biopsy done 2 weeks ago. 5 of the 12 cores were positive for cancer. The bad news: i got cancer. The good news: there are several treatment options. Treatment options will be explored after an MRI and CAT are done. Bear in mind at 62 I still have no desire to father any kids! So, I am leaning heavy towards ‘yank it out!’ Only issues there have to do with the nerve endings that get severed, which can cause impotence as well as incontinence – lasting anywhere from a couple weeks to forever. But, giving up an erection to be alive is a very easy trade.

      NOTE: For all of you who have heard the “hurts like bloody hell!” – it’s nonsense. Maybe back in the day of Wyatt Earp – but technology has come a long way. The first 10 samples I didn’t even feel. The last two were kinda of like getting your knee tapped so that it jumps a little. And yes, I was counting!

      The only bummer is that the doc has to be on the backside to do the procedure – which prevents you from looking into his eyes to see if it could really be love…..

      • NowAnAgnostic

        Be sure to explore all options. My brother-in-law went with the ‘yank it out’ option and later said he wished he had fully explored all options. It did take him quite a long time to get the incontinence under control. I forget what the reasons why he regretted his hasty ‘yank it out’ option.

        Edit to add: He was about your age when his diagnosis occurred.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Serious advice: If the adenomas have not grown beyond the prostate gland, a very good option is brachytheraphy. They insert about 125-150 little seeds of Iodine I-25 which irradiates your little man walnut and kill off the cancerous cells. Cancer cells are not as strong and healthy as normal cells, so they are easy to kill off. The procedure take about 1.5 hours. The only icky part is they do it with a scope rammed up your willy and they send you home with a catheter and a collection bag. But you go back the next day and they yank the catheter out. Recovery is about 10 days of painful peeing. More invasive surgery results in about a 50/50 chance of incontinence and impotence.

        • netxtown

          You mean there could actually be somebody who will touch willy…..TWICE !!???!! Sign me up!

          I suspect the brachytheraphy will be the best choice once it’s confirmed that any growth has been contained within the gland. One thing I haven’t got any info on yet – are the ‘seeds’ left or are they removed later?

          My biggest ‘problem’ is I am about 75 miles from the VA hospital – so making that drive two days in a row with a noose on willy ain’t gonna be fun. But! Should they have to use any sort of anesthesia….I think they can admit me for an overnighter. Texas Law prohibits me from driving within 24 ours of sedation.

          • Lars Littlefield

            A couple of things: 1. The radioactive seeds are permanent. And for at least a year you’ll need to be mindful of sitting next to people are pregnant on airplanes or theatres and having young childre sit on your lap. Although there is no evidence that there have ever been any problems with secondary exposure, but the Iodine 1-25 is very radioactive. But it has a short half life. The “seeds” (extra tiny pellets) they stick in your prostate are uncomfortable. You’ll never know they are there. They do have to put you under a general anesthetic. So, an overnight stay is not unreasonable, but not necessary. * 2. It works. It works real good. 3. You suffer “dry” orgasms for a few months, but eventually that goes away. Your sperm count will always be low, but you’ll still produce it. Just not as much. 4. If they haven’t already given you one, ask for a hormone shot that will stop your body’s production of testosterone. Testosterone is produced in small amounts by other parts of the endocrine system (adrenal glands, for example). By stopping the production of testosterone you’ve effectively cut off the growth of the prostate cancer, especially if it’s confined to your prostate. The shots last about six months and buy you more time to read up and shop around for the therapy that is best for you. Also, for about six months you’ll find yourself suddenly breaking out in tears while watching a Burger King commercial. You’ll also have major hot flashes. But it doesn’t last.

            Good luck. Hope you’ve caught it early and it is contained. 🙂

          • netxtown

            thanks for all the info. it’s all a lot to digest…
            i go back jan 3 for the mri and cat..so I assume I will no then if it is contained. the gleason was 6-7 so I’m hoping all has been caught in good time.

            again, thank you for all the info!

          • Lars Littlefield

            Again, good luck.

          • RoFaWh

            Get a motel room near the hospital. Take a friend along.

      • zhera

        Wishing you the best possible care and recovery!

        • netxtown

          thank you. I got my fingers crossed for good news come jan 3.

      • RoFaWh

        I have incontinence due to my lumbar spine slowly collapsing. Standing at the atm yesterday counting my cash withdrawal, I felt a sudden urge to pee. So I peed involuntarily right there; the urge was irresistible. Big wet area down the front of my jeans. Fortunately, the next stop was home, sweet home. In the house I have plastic tubs scattered around so if the urge suddenly strikes, there’s a tub within easy reach no matter where I am.

        Beware incontinence: it’s a p.i.t.a.

        Walmart sells various incontinence supplies at reasonable prices, like absorbent pads to stuff into your undies.

  • TK

    Why does he need healthcare? Aren’t the thoughts and prayers working?

    • JT

      He supposedly thinks he’s going to see his maker anyway, right? So, what’s all the fuss? He should be happy, shouldn’t he?

    • bkmn

      Sharron Angle should send him some chickens so he could get the best care.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      Straight to the arms of Jesus

      • Librarykid

        who does not catch him so he falls for about a year at a terrifying speed straight into hell. I hope he enjoys the same mercy in the afterlife that he showed the less fortunate in this one.

    • Kruhn

      He gets government paid health care, so he can take ours with no repercussions.

      • emjayay

        Not all paid: 75% premium subsidy, about average for corporations, and he pays whatever copays in his particular plan.

        In order to make some pissy random point Republicans took Congress out of FEHB and put them in ACA plans, which is not what the ACA was designed for. Obama got a subsidy similar to FEHB added. Republicans should take themselves off it and go buy their own non-ACA plan and pay for the whole thing. Of course, he may be on his wive’s plan. He’s not quite old enough for Medicare.

    • orion dumptee

      I think they ARE working…(he got 2 new hemorrhoids,yesterday)

    • Steve

      God hates him. That is the only reasonable explanation…/s

  • Alpha 50327

    Cancerous asshole has cancerous asshole. Film at eleven!

  • Boreal

    Well he better pray to his imaginary friend to be forgiven for his sin of bad living but in the meantime he has gold plated healthcare paid for by all of us lazy takers.

  • Ninja0980

    How nice you will have access to some of the best health care in the world while you ensure others don’t get any at all.
    Drop dead asshole.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Inshallah!

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    What reporter is going to chase him in the hallways and ask if his diagnosis has changed his mind on healthcare affordability for all?

  • Lazycrockett

    pity.

  • Xaca

    He should have to get the insurance available on the individual market. With a pre-existing condition. And a waiting period. And a high, high, high, oh-so-high individual deductible, commensurate with the ‘good’ life he has led.

    • cowboyinbrla

      FWIW, unless his wife has his family’s insurance through her employer (if any), insurance on the individual market is exactly what he would have. Members of Congress, since the adoption of the ACA, have had to purchase their insurance on the DC Exchange – they are not eligible for the ordinary federal health insurance plans available to other government employees. And like other plans under the ACA, it doesn’t allow a surcharge for a pre-existing condition. Whether it’s a high deductible plan or not, I don’t know.

  • Snarky

    Rep Brooks: “I’ve been very healthy, so my insurance should be low. Plus the people of the United States pay for my health care anyway, so what’s the diff?”

    Karma: “Hold my beer.”

  • Joseph Miceli

    Well, since it is a given that any Republican Rep from Alabama was probably born without the capacity to feel shame, I’m betting that the irony of his illness contrasted with his past statements completely escapes him.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Ah, the schadenfreude, it pairs so well with the Cabernet I’m currently enjoying. Moore loses, Trump spews and now this…’tis indeed a joyous day.

    Full disclaimer: as a cancer survivor, I make no apologies for posting this comment. This cretin is so insipid that this is karmic justice.

    • Boreal

      You shouldn’t make any apologies. He’s a kunt with no humanity. 2 time cancer survivor here.

      • RoFaWh

        You can also spell that word “qunt”..

    • Gustav2

      This should add to your afternoon:
      A new Monmouth poll finds President Trump’s job approval at 32% to 56%, the lowest since he’s taken office.

      The decline in Trump’s job rating has come much more from women, currently 24% to 68%, than from men, which is 40% to 44%.

      Democrats lead the generic congressional ballot by 15 percentage points, 51% to 36%.

      https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-institute/reports/MonmouthPoll_US_121317/

  • cowboyinbrla

    Paging Miss Bitch… Miss Karma Bitch… please pick up the white courtesy phone.

  • Gustav2

    “He got cancer because he didn’t lead a good life.”

    Is that Old Testament Teavangelical enough for him?

    • Macbill

      God punishes the unworthy and rewards the worthy.

  • goofy_joe

    I wonder if he even realizes the irony of his situation?

    • SFHarry

      I’m pretty sure he doesn’t.

      • Jonathan Smith

        why, no. no. he does not.

    • Steverino

      Irony is lost on wingnuts.

  • Xaca

    Queue up a massive taxpayer-funded invoice for his x-tian viagra.

  • Buford

    Despicable man.

  • Rick

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    • Reality.Bites

      I can think of one where it would be even Moore appropriate.

  • Boreal
  • So this guy now has cancer. I don’t know how to feel about that…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ac6a8abf1f56392f725bfa857b06497fabdb8d1a727dce8717bec51abafad35.jpg

  • Elsewhere1010

    Mo Brooks doesn’t understand how insurance works.

    • Gustav2

      Ya think? LOL

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Mo Brooks doesn’t understand…

      You can pretty much end that sentence with any topic, with self awareness at the top of the list.

    • zhera

      He doesn’t understand how life works.

  • Nic Peterson

    Hey Beth,

    We are all sending prayers to Rep Brooks. Would you like to send some as well?

  • Bambino

    Just to be clear the Grand Ole Pedophilia society representative includes rape and molestation of underage girls are consider as part of leading a good life.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      It seems that way, doesn’t it? And none of them seem to care about the girls who are hurt by this behavior. It all boils down to that biblical ‘women are property’ thing. They shoulda never given us the vote!

  • Boreal

    We have a lurking downvote troll in this thread. 3/4s of the comments have a downvote.

    • Sorry, that was me.
      I had gas.
      Because…broccoli.
      (I’m totally kidding.)

      • Jamie_Johnson

        About the gas or the broccoli? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • Bambino

        I thought that was brussels sprouts.

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          Cruciferous vegetables. The whole lot of them are pooty.

          • Bambino

            The symphony of diet 🙂

    • Nic Peterson

      Goodness, downvotes. What ever will I do?

      • Boreal

        Got me swinging.

      • Kruhn

        Here. A counter -upvote

    • bkmn

      Somebody doesn’t know that downvotes don’t really do much.

    • ColdCountry

      How do you see down votes? I never see any, so I’m doing something wrong.

      • Bambino

        It’s an extension you can add on to your browser to see that. It’s better to feign ignorance and not to install one 🙂

        • ColdCountry

          I do believe I agree!

    • Reality.Bites

      I see Anderson Cooper still doesn’t have control of his account back.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Its ex-judge roy moore. Hes angry

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Bitch BETH !

      • PickyPecker

        NOTE: It has changed its avatar name to CADY WOMPUS, complete with new photo. FYI

        • RoFaWh

          And they didn’t even spell that name right. It’s catty wampus.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      How can you tell? Downvotes don’t show on my computer.

      • Boreal

        Disqus downvote exposer. Firefox add-on

  • kelven

    Good thing the pustulant Congress voted to keep Obama Care for themselves while taking it away from everyone else!

  • DisqusD37

    I hope this diagnosis provides him the “Come to Jesus” moment he needs. I also wish him a speedy recovery having been treated for the same ailment myself.

    • Blake J Butler

      I wouldn’t hold my breath, McCain getting cancer was semi-good because he wasn’t a total fuckwit.

      Brooks and alike, they’re still going to be shit so the outlook is grim for a
      “revelation”

      • Reality.Bites

        I’ll settle for a “Gone to Jesus” moment.

  • GanymedeRenard
  • Snarkaholic

    So…the seven year-old who’s severely injured in a car crash? How much should she pay…considering the little freeloader has never held a job?
    And the chain-smoking church-goer who was caught cheating on his wife and taxes…and now has lung cancer?

    • Boreal

      Her own fault for not being born with a trust fund.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Nic Peterson

    I guess he’s not going to do that Senate run, in light of this?

  • matrem
  • Jonathan Smith

    you know, I have a hard time being a hater……….
    DIE MOTHERFUCKER!
    That was easy.

  • bkmn
  • Mark

    Karma’s a mean bitch dude.

  • Canadian Observer

    I wish someone would start the rumour that the “Mo” in Mo Brooks is short for Mohammed.

    • kareemachan

      I read it on the internets – it must be true.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Are you saying it isn’t? I just assumed.

  • Rex

    Sometimes people who live clean healthy lives get sick. Some get very sick. Some even die of their sickness. And, some are just assholes from birth and never recover.

    • Todd20036

      Well. My mind is sick. And it won’t change. And it’s a condition not covered by insurance

      And I’m ok with that

      • MT YVR

        Oh, that’s not sick. It’s kink.

        Or… wait. Are we talking about something else again? 😉

    • kareemachan

      And how does he explain when babies and young children get serious illnesses? They should have led healthier lives?

      • Jonathan Smith

        they were not ChristStain enough

    • David Walker

      I love the melody of the hymn “Farther Along”; and the lyric is strictly xn martyr.
      Tempted and tried we’re oft made to wonder
      Why it should be thus all the day long
      While there are others living about us
      Never molested though in the wrong

      When death has come and taken our loved ones
      It leaves our home so lonely and drear
      And then do we wonder why others prosper
      Living so wicked year after year

    • Marides48

      I lead a so called clean life & surprise, surprise, I had a heart attack in July (I’m 69). I didn’t expect that. In September I had triple bypass surgery. High cholesterol, it seems, can be hereditary. I’m healing quickly & Medicare + health insurance prevented a personal financial crisis.

    • olandp

      All people who live clean healthy lives get sick eventually. Some get very
      sick. Some even die of their sickness. And, some are just assholes from
      birth and never recover.

      FIFY

      Ain’t none of us gonna get out alive.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfZJxOQpHkE

    • Gerry Fisher

      Assholic Personality Disorder. Maybe we should throw a telethon for it. Or not.

    • Nowhereman

      And sometimes people who live clean lives live near businesses who spew crap into the air and water, or have politicians who think nothing of poisoning a generation of children with lead just to save a couple of bucks.

  • Friday’s_cat

    IDK: Smokers and heavy drinkers should pay more. Just like I pay less for my old Subaru than some guy with a new ‘Vette.

  • Bambino

    God had planted that cancer in his prostate to teach him a lesson. At least that’s the brand of Christianity he subscribe to. If he does not shut up soon it will spread to his mouth before being drag to hell. Also a belief from his vengeful god.

    • AmeriCanadian

      It’s a test. Everything’s a test of faith.

  • Tomcat

    But he is still willing to destroy the hopes of everyone that is not in CONgress by destroying Obamacare.

  • bkmn
  • Tomcat

    Here, let us taxpayers pay for your treatment while you destroy our healthcare totally.

  • Boreal
  • Tomcat

    Hey MO, unfaithful living causes prostate cancer, don’t you know.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    o/t The father who protested for his daughter … ‘Hopefully people in politics will stop using gay folk to bash them.’

    https://twitter.com/VaughnHillyard/status/940808666671992832

  • Macbill

    Sounds like he is close to Medicare age. His buddies want to get rid of that.

    • Tomcat

      Him too, he will never need it with healthcare for life by taxpayers.

      • Michael White

        And being a kkkristian, terrified of death, he will take every cancer treatment at $30,000 a month that my tax dollar will pay for, while kids go without healthcare, our schools and roads collapse.

  • Tomcat

    The very fact that the republican party is made up primarily of ancient white men they are going to keep dropping from bad health and it serves them right since all they think about is fucking good Americans.

  • Lars Littlefield

    I am a colon, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, prostate, and melanoma cancer survivor. Annual checkups keep me cancer-free. Maybe I’m missing a gene or section of DNA, but I have never been compelled to publicly announce that life is hard and unfair, and that it just got a lot more difficult. “Aye, poor me. Someone have pity. Curses!” Boo fucking hoo. Compared to all of my many friends who lingered from opportunistic AIDS-related diseases, my life is a pretty good cake walk. My view is that I’m very fortunate and have had a good run. We all have to die sometime. Just make sure you have good drugs to make passing as comfortable as possible.

    My advice to Mo Brooks is to forego treatment for the prostate cancer. Let it slide. Jesus is calling you home. Get over it.

    • Friday’s_cat

      I been getting prostate exams and PSA level blood work for the past couple of decades. Same for colonoscopies. makes you wonder if Brooks did the same.

      • j.martindale

        Yeah. Health insurance is for people who take care of themselves. Go to your corner and suffer, sir. You evidently deserve cancer for your carelessness. (That doesn’t sound heartless, I hope.)

        • Nowhereman

          No, not at all. That is exactly how republicans see it–until they get sick of course.

    • Bambino

      Two of my siblings are going through late stages of two different form of cancer. No thoughts or prayers, no God nor Jehovah could save them. Not even medical science except recognizing that our body are also a food source for other organism on this planet. That is the only philosophy I can subscribe to rather than agonizing over why them or why me and cry regrets over things could have been.

    • iambu

      I tend not to mention it ’cause it always feels like I’m trying to show off or something, I dunno. But about a year or two ago, a friend of my sister’s beat lymphoma, so I got him my registration on the bone marrow donor registry as a sort of congratulatory gift (of course, had the outcome been different, it would’ve been a memorial gift, so I was destined for this anyway, it seems). I got matched to a patient this fall and have already done the preliminary blood work. I’m waiting for news from the patient’s doctor regarding whether my insidey parts are safe to donate (I’m told it can take up to a couple months). If the doc gives the green light, I’m gonna be donating some bone marrow probably in the next month or two. I don’t know anything about the recipient, not their age, gender, location, race, religion, or illness. And if I never find out, that’s fine. I only want them to get better. I’d say wish me luck, but I’m not the one who needs it. Our ability as Americans to live healthy lives is about to take a huge hit, so if this something I can do to make it a little better, then hell yeah I’m doing it! (Also, you’re not allowed to have cancer anymore. ‘Cause you’ve already had more than your share and also ’cause I said so, so there!)

      • Lars Littlefield

        Thanks. You’re a champ.

    • JCF

      {{{LL}}}

  • Todd20036

    He deserves the right to die screaming and alone

  • Jefe5084

    Well, you should have been a better human.

    • William

      He should have had regular prostate massages.

    • Jonathan Smith

      too late now.

    • MBear

      Pretty sure that’s not human

  • greenmanTN

    So did he discover it because he has his head up his ass? That was probably a larger benefit than losing to Moore.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sending thoughts, prayers and more thoughts your way Mo.

  • Leo
    • Boreal

      He lives in a bubble of his own making. His aides won’t tell him or if he finds out it will be ‘Fake News.’

  • kareemachan

    Douchebag.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Agreed.

  • MarkBuster

    heee hee. Thanks. That and Alabama have made today ever so much nicer

  • Tatonka

    “Instant Karma’s gonna get you
    Gonna knock you right on the head
    You better get yourself together
    Pretty soon you’re gonna be dead”

    John Lennon

  • canoebum

    I guess the bug he’s had up his ass all these years has finally eaten into a vital part. Bon appetite, little fella.

    • Tread

      This deserves all of the up votes.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I am sorry you have cancer. Will you take advantage of your government paid for healthcare and be like every other Repuke and go “oh now I understand … we need this!!”

  • BearEyes

    Any one else think the 2nd paragraph from CNN above is kind of odd? Crying to his wife who is handing out candy then they sleep apart. Not sure what to make of that.

    • Jonathan Smith

      the pool boy was busy in another room?

    • jmax

      I’m thinking he was in D.C. while the wife is back in Alabama. That’s how I read it anyway.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Palmer

    “I weep for you,” the Walrus said, “I deeply sympathize.”

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • GanymedeRenard

      “…old white STRAIGHT dudes…”. There, fixed. 🙂

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Agreed!

        • Kruhn

          Yeah! Some of us are potty-trained to be civilized and “woke”, as the kids say.

      • RoFaWh

        I’m an old white dude. Fortunately, I’m not STRAIGHT.

        • GanymedeRenard

          There’s nothing intrinsically wrong in being an old white straight man. What’s wrong is being a misogynistic, homophobic, racist asshole.

  • AdamTh

    Not celebrating his diagnosis, but I won’t shed a tear either. Instead, I’ll “keep him in my thoughts & prayers”. That should be enough, right?

  • SoCalGal20

    Go Chuck Schumer! I will laugh and laugh if he takes those assholes down for pushing a forged document.

    https://twitter.com/maggienyt/status/941018368466931712

    • I hope they are caught and found guilty and sentenced to the maximum time for that crime. This nasty smear business has to stop.

  • SoCalGal20
  • edrex

    lot’s of people get cancer, congressman. some die from it. some survive. you’re not special. never were.

  • Puck

    He is a high risk person now. He won’t see an increase in the premiums. We will see the increase. I am a good person so why do I pay for bad people like him? I would like to feel sorry for him but I can’t. Karma has already happened. I just hope he is ends up with erectile dysfunction due to the procedure as this usually happens. Someone like him should not be able to enjoy the pleasures!!!

  • Clive Johnson

    I guess Jesus just favored you in a different way than you wanted.

  • coram nobis

    And while we’re talking health issues, it’s after lunch, so it’s time to review the presidential postprandial situation.

    SARAH HUCKABEE: On the eleventh day of Christmas, Donald ate at lunch today
    BEN CARSON: Eleven Alka-Seltzers
    HANNIBAL LECTER: Ten ladyfingers
    SEAN HANNITY: Nine Moon Pies
    MELANIA: Eight greasy bagels
    BEAUREGARD SESSIONS: Seven Hostess Ding-Dongs
    Gen. KELLY: Six Dunkin’ Donuts
    CABINET (a capella): Five … onion … rings …
    COOPER ANDERSONVILLE: Four well-done steaks
    JARED: Three Big Macs
    IVANKA: Two Filet-O-Fish
    ALL: And a great big Chick-Fil-A

  • zhera

    I don’t wish cancer on anyone. That said, I have no sympathy for this assbag who wants to take life-saving medical care away from people. Fuck him and all his party comrades.

  • Treant

    It’s odd, I know, but he’s evil therefore I just don’t care.

    • Princess Lardass

      I care*.

      *only because this sonuvabitch will get top healthcare at a fraction of the cost when some families of children with easily treatable diseases will have to empty their savings for sub par plans.

      • Treant

        Yeah, OK, that’s about my limit of caring, too. 🙂

      • The spouse is 5 years from being able to draw Medicare, and his retirement didn’t come with any health benefits, so we have to purchase policies on the open market. Due to preexisting conditions I have ACA insurance, but we couldn’t afford it for both of us. Poor hubby had to swallow a big old dry helping of nasty and apply for xtian health insurance. Its several hundred dollars cheaper, but you have to say you don’t believe in same sex marriage, abortion, sex before marriage….sigh. But its honestly the only way we can afford for both of us to have insurance.

  • Jay George
  • Cuberly Deux

    Trump is on TV lying about the tax bill. He’s already referred to it as a GIANT tax cut “and I do mean giant”. Seriously.

    He’s haltingly reading from a teleprompter, doing his off script clumsly riffing as well. It’s fucking awkward as hell.

    • Cuberly Deux

      He says jobs are already coming back to the country, claiming it’s due to him. Doesn’t cite a single example.

      • matrem

        And his followers don’t demand any

        • Cuberly Deux

          Nope, that’d mean looking out their own window vs keeping their eyeballs glued to Fox.

    • It is a GIANT tax cut, for the wealthy. Which in the long run will turn our country into what Kanas is today, broke with worthless schools……HEY! Wait just a cotton picking minute! So, is that their super secret plan, to ruin the schools to the point only the very wealthy can afford to educate their children?

      • Cuberly Deux

        It has every single far right-wing, corporate and dominionist agenda item attached to it. And Ryan is salivating at the thought of slashing the entire social safety net to the bone to offset the damage.

  • kladinvt

    So, is he a ‘good person’ with cancer or a ‘bad person’ with cancer?

  • Lazycrockett

    I love how these GOP congress congrads themselves for getting a bill out of committee.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Listening to the super fucking asshole in the White House right now talking about the bullshit fucking tax plan. This cannot happen! It is horrible.

    I’m well off. 30 years ago I was homeless, but I managed to make something of myself. This bullshit tax “cut” will benefit me and greatly harm those earning under 6-figures. This is bullshit! I don’t need a tax cut, the poorer among us do but they will be paying more. This is so wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jonathan Smith

      so…..it’s a republithug plan?

    • Librarykid

      And it will be explained to all of these people after they die and are expecting to enter heaven.

  • No More GOP.

    Clearly not living a good life if he got cancer. /s

    • AmeriCanadian

      I wouldn’t have included the /s. He clearly believes the shit that spews forth from his various orifices so CLEARLY he was not leading a good life.

  • ceeenbee

    “My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool.“

    Fucking asshole! Too bad he lived an unhealthy lifestyle.

  • DoctorDJ

    Karma, meet Brooks’ ass.
    Bite away.

  • -M-

    Make him buy health insurance from the same market his constituents have to.

  • Hank

    I am sure, that he is one of the Rethuglicans, that will STILL VOTE to take away Everyone Else’s, Health Care!!!

  • Ian

    SO what sin did you commit to get yourself cancer, I wonder?

    • Hank

      Tap Tap… Tap, Tap, Tap…

  • Blake J Butler

    For those wanting to get a jumpstart on 2018.

    https://youtu.be/HPYsjO8nUiM

  • Blake J Butler

    Someone decipher this for me, because i do not feel this pertains to Lujan Grisham and ties her to being the reason she was fired from her internship.

    http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/transgender-woman-alleges-discrimination-at-rep-lujan-grisham-s-office/article_ab81a250-42f8-56ea-8936-cb6c1796f24f.html

  • BeaverTales

    Is it any surprise to anyone how selfish Republicans are? If it affects me, I shed tears and get the evil gubmint’s help, if it affects thee then go fuck thyself and tell the gubmint to keep their hands out of my wallet.

    I think that single payer care is the only real solution, and having lived in both the US and Canada, I actually have some life experience with both systems to draw on..

    • AmeriCanadian

      Moi aussi. I still have U.S. health insurance, offered through my U.S. employer, and I get the benefit of OHIP as I’m a resident of Ontario. Guess which side my primary (and only) care physician is located?

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      No surprise at all. These people are so used to their privilege that they think they are immune from accidents, which happen only to lesser people, so there is no need to make provision for misfortune. Well, he just found out how wrong that assumption is. His tearing up is just pathetic. Let him live with what we have lived with, all our friends dieing when we were in our 20s, and maybe he will realize that he is one lucky bastard. OK, cancer, not so good, but it is what happens to ALL of us if we are lucky enough to grow old. Welcome to the human condition, shit head.

  • Richard

    Yes sir, Karma really is a bitch, isn’t it ? It’s these kind of people i have absolutely no empathy for….none !

  • Enjoy your diamond encrusted health care, while the rest of us struggle to pay for premiums.

  • Hank

    Medicare/Single Payer for ALL!!!

  • Sean

    Karma is a bitch.

  • Ogre Magi

    HAWHAWHAWHAWHAW

  • Kevin Andrews

    Karmic rewards.
    The Hateful GOTP scum must not have led a very good life. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d0119003a304d41907eb58ea53e072d7b866a6e5846ba590ed6cb6fcdb11e28.png

  • Queequeg

    Karma is a bitch.

  • trouble94114

    I’m sure I’m not the first to offer up some “Thoughts and Prayers”

  • These people really don’t understand how insurance works, do they?

  • ultragreen

    Probably about one-half of the male members of the US Senate and one-third of the male members of the US House either have prostate cancer, or their prostates have been removed because of it, or they will be diagnosed as having prostate cancer before they leave Congress. Prostate cancer is very widespread among older men.

  • anne marie in philly

    bwhahahahahaha! die a slow and painful death, asswipe!

  • MichaelJ

    I’m glad this asshole lost the Republican primary to Moore. He would likely be the next Senator if he had won.

    • boatboy_srq

      Frightening that the AL GOTea preferred a kiddie diddler to him, isn’t it?

  • boatboy_srq

    So, all that “good living” only led him to a nasty case of cancer. And now he’ll lean on his FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED HEALTH INSURANCE for treatment, likely including radiation amd chemo, and requiring many hours of specialist time.

    Maybe now he will rethink his opposition to affordable health insurance for his constituents.

    Then again, he’s GOTea, so almost certainly not. And he’ll probably praise Gun-Totin’ Capitalist White Jeebus on the House floor when he gets his clean bill of health without one word for all the people who made that clean bill of health possible and practical.

  • MaryJOGrady

    This is the sort of news that tempts me to believe in karma.

  • gothambear

    I guess it was all God’s plan and karma is a bitch.

  • Mike

    Just as Steve Scalise has limped around announcing his continued stand against gun regulation, I expect this specimen to redouble his efforts to make health care inaccessible for as many people as possible.

    It’s not that they lack empathy, which is kind of a passive thing; they are very deliberate in their cruelty.

    • RoFaWh

      They’re shocked and horrified that such socialist legislation ever passed in the first place, and now they’re going to fix that mistake, collateral damage be damned.

      /snark

  • Ummmm…some of us already get discounts for things like not smoking. So that is a thing. (Although not smoking is for me not living a “good life” but just not wasting a lot of money on a disgusting habit.)

    btw, I just renewed my health insurance through the marketplace over the weekend and the same plan is now $10 a month less. So at least it didn’t go up (as the right was claiming it would).

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Oh! Well, gosh, Mr. Brooks, I guess your new diagnosis is evidence that you have not led a good life. And by your logic, you shouldn’t be able to find a doctor or a hospital anywhere in the United States to treat you without you don’t post a very hefty surety bond. Insurance shouldn’t cover you. And you should be billed the maximum possible amount for each and every procedure, pill, and bedpan.

  • leastyebejudged

    And this dirty, filthy lying pig gets medical care, while people who’ve worked hard all their lives are ignored and left to die alone. By everybody.

    End the USA.

  • Ginger Snap

    Must be nice to have your healthcare paid 100% by us taxpayers you piece of shit.

  • HappyDance904

    “MO”….NUFF SED!!!!

  • Barbara Ray-Velazquez

    I don’t care who you are…by the time you hit 50 your genetic predispositions start kicking in (Doctors ask about your family medical history for a reason)

  • Chris Bartlett

    Jesus what a sympathy monger. Get over yourself dude. Many of us have had prostate cancer and it didn’t turn us into drama queens.

  • Marion Hermannsen

    Oh snap. Good one, God!

  • EdA

    Mo Brooks is 63 years old and will be eligible in two years for Medicare and like all the Republiscum in the House of Representatives voted to cut funding for health insurance for many millions of Americans. His good friend John McCain receives chemotherapy paid for by the taxpayer, but nonetheless voted de facto with the other Republiscum senators also to cut health insurance funding for many millions of Americans. Based on the most recent prevalence rates, it is probable that there are several more Republiscum in Congress and/or their so-called “wives” who will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year.

    Since these people feel that health insurance should be optional, it seems that in fairness they should forego having their cancer treatments paid for by the taxpayer and maybe not by anyone, since they claim to believe that it should be optional. It seems to me that the Republiscum should agree to forego taxpayer funding of the cancer treatments for themselves and their “wives” and cover the costs out of their own pockets.

  • Nowhereman

    Luckily for him we-the-people pay for his insurance. Thoughts and prayers buddy.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Expect as much empathy and compassion as you’ve shown, conservative trash.