Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh, Look At The Bubbles

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers and several other women Republican House members joined together in a GOP Women's Special Order promoting policies to protect seniors. I can't find anything in the House Rules (PDF) that defines what a GOP Women's Special Order is, but it looks like they all take turns recording themselves speaking to a mostly empty chamber about how they are working towards a goal that their actions show they have no intention of accomplishing, posting it on YouTube--OMG, heaven forbid the congresswoman's dad would have to come live with her--and encouraging their constituents to listen to their disingenuous claims.

Touting The Path To Prosperity as the plan to improve and reform Medicare, our fair congresswoman claims that Republicans are trying to save Medicare notwithstanding the fact that The Path to Prosperity changes Medicare to a voucher system that doesn't keep up with rising medical costs and forces cash-strapped seniors on a fixed income to pay more because that's the only way we can afford it since Republicans are adamant about not raising taxes. (Sorry for the two-breath sentence.)

McMorris Rodgers is a signatory (PDF) to Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Republicans have been steadfast in their opposition to increasing taxes. Norquist famously said, "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

If there's an image that could define the Republican Party today, it would be a group of Republican House members holding a struggling old man under water all the while congratulating each other on the great job they are doing saving the poor guy.

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