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.”