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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 04:10 PM
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The hysterical party heads for the fainting couch

Posted October 20th, 2007 at 11:35 am

A month ago, congressional Republicans were so desperate to avoid discussing the substance of U.S. policy towards Iraq, they decided a newspaper ad from MoveOn.org was the single biggest threat to Western Civilization in recent history. The coordinated hissy fit was a transparent effort to distract attention from the issue at hand, but it was also a largely successful sham Republicans stopped talking about Bushs failed policy and started talking about the NYTs ad rates.

This month, those same congressional Republicans are so desperate to avoid discussing the substance of the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), theyve decided Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) has replaced MoveOn as Public Enemy #1. (For reasons that defy logic, CNN has decided that the GOPs feigned outrage is a .)

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In other words, by throwing a fit, Republicans end up looking weak and hysterical. Indeed, it reinforces the least flattering GOP caricature of all these guys cant govern, but they can fall onto a fainting couch like nobodys business.

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For their part, Republicans, as part of the drive to perfect the art of the tantrum, are planning to you guessed it introduce a resolution condemning Stark for his remarks. Itd be amusing if it werent so ridiculous.


Rep. Kings new name for SCHIP.

Today on the House floor, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced a new name for the acronym SCHIP Socialized Clinton-style Hillarycare for Illegals and their Parents:



For the record, SCHIP stands for the State Childrens Health Insurance Program and does not cover undocumented immigrants. Not surprisingly, King voted today to sustain Bushs SCHIP veto.

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UPDATE: Earlier this week, Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) told USA Today that he refers to SCHIP as Socialized, Cuba-style Health care for Illegals and their Parents.


A reminder from Will Pitt.

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