Odd that Mitt Romney thinks your cancer isn't "significant," yet he's repeatedly invoked his own wife's multiple sclerosis on the campaign trail.
It all came about when Paul Ryan said this weekend that states should be able to approve the legal use of medical marijuana. Ryan then backtracked later, and boy oh boy, Mitt Romney wasn't too pleased to discuss the matter:
Ryan noted that the issue “is something that is not a high priority of ours.” A Ryan spokesman later emphasized that he agrees with Mitt Romney that marijuana should never be legalized. In the video embedded below you can see how Romney scoffed at a reporter who dared to ask a question about medical marijuana: “Aren’t there issues of significance that you’d like to talk about?” He went on to call marijuana a “gateway drug to other drug violations.”Oh, I don't know. Why don't you ask people with cancer and AIDS whether they think their illness is of any "significance."
Supporters of medical cannabis argue that cannabis does have several well-documented beneficial effects. Among these are: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure (shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as gastrointestinal illness.This is classic Romney hubris. When it's his family, health care is the most important issue in the world, as we learned by the inclusion of talk about Mrs. Romney's illness in the official GOP convention program (putatively to show how "caring" Mitt really is). Note that the Romney campaign has also talked about Mrs. Romney's illness previously to deflect criticism of Mitt's numerous horses and jockeys which we're told are to help Mrs. Romney with her MS. (Though it's not clear how having a jockey race a horse in the Olympics helps Mrs. Romney's MS, or how the horses are her "medical treatment," a "hobby," and a tax write-off as a "business deduction" all at the same time).
Clearly the campaign is willing to talk about Mrs. Romney's illness.
But when it's your serious illness we're talking about, Mitt clams up.
That's why Romney is planning on ripping health insurance away from over 6 million kids if he's elected president. And it's why he's threatening to take health insurance away from another 89 million working Americans as well.
We're not talking about a caring, loving man here. We're talking about someone who seems to care a lot about his family, Mormonism, foreign travel, and expensive vacation homes. And unless you're one of those four, you're out of luck.