This ought to be fun

Who, me?

The Republicans are offering amendments to the ObamaCare bill, just to grab sound bites for November’s election. Tom Coburn, for instance, has proposed banning convicted sex offenders from getting free prescriptions for Viagra. The joke, of course, is that the Democrats must vote against all these amendments or the bill goes back to the House for a full vote. So they have to vote “for” giving perverts juice pills, against motherhood and apple pie and anything else the Republicans can dream up. How about a resolution endorsing the capture of Bin Laden? Condemning 9/11? The world’s your oyster, guys – go for it!!

It reminds me of that wonderful story about LBJ who, as a rapacious Congressman, instructed an aide to spread a rumor that his opponent fucked pigs:

“But that’s just not true, Mr. Congressman”, his aide protested.

“I don’t care,” LBJ replied, “I just want to hear the son of a bitch deny it.”

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4 responses to “This ought to be fun

  1. gideon fountain

    Um, excuse me, isn’t this a family-friendly site? Why not say that (then congressman) Lyndon Johnson claimed his opponent was “familiar” with pigs? Thank you.

  2. Retired IB'er

    While, perhaps, clever, I cannot help but think this just one more example of how the system in Washington is hopelessly broken.

    I guess it is simply too much to ask at this point for our politicians to consider what is in the best interests of the country and NOT what positions them best for November with sound bites.

    This is not a comment supporting or not supporting Healthcare. It is wholly about our broken government and my utter disgust with both parties.

  3. shoeless

    I think they would serve their purposes better if they didn’t follow the rest of ’em into the mud, but that’s just me.

    The dems have put themselves seriously in harm’s way. I don’t see a need to join them.

  4. Priapus

    Nancy Pelosi is a child molester. She has f#cked all our kids now and in the future.