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You can't be serious

This is absolutely hilarious. It’s amazing how certain ideas start to look good after getting your ass handed to you in an election, isn’t it? A couple years ago the Republicans blew off the idea. Now some of them think it’s a great idea.

Even worse, the Democrats aren’t even in power yet. It took a few years for the Democrats to become fed up enough (and assertive enough) to propose something like that. The Republicans? Negative two days. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Categories: Congress, The Right
  1. January 2, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    But wouldn’t Pelosi be a hypocrite if she didn’t let the bill on to the floor? This is clever politics, Jeff. If the majority denies what itself wished for the GOPers can play the retribution card. So you may think it’s funny but it is pretty clearly thought out.

    That said, Hastert should have put the bill up for a vote in ’04. But what did anyone expect from a lap dog of Delay. The problem with politics is politics. Buckle-up, it’s going to be an interesting couple of years.

    /Budge

  2. January 2, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    The politics of it doesn’t seem that clever to me. Republicans look like hypocrites because they were against it before, regardless of what Pelosi does. If she doesn’t let it come up for a vote it’s a wash, with both parties looking like hypocrites. If she does, the Democrats look fairly good and the GOP still looks pretty hypocritical.

  3. January 3, 2007 at 12:59 am

    But Jeff, you’re not thinking at this like the average Joe. How people who are politically engaged look at these things is far different from how the masses (not so politically engaged) see things. Spin this down into a 15 second sound bite, take Delay and Hastert out of the mix, and it reads better. You’re right though, if Pelosi lets it go to the floor and it passes the Dems look good, but the Republicans win on the issue from a proceedural standpoint.

  1. January 5, 2007 at 10:28 am

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