Congressional Republicans Hard-At-Work

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    Mar 21, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    "Throughout the months of debate, negotiating and vote-switching on health care reform there has been one constant -- the often outrageous and apocalyptic comments spilling from the mouths of Republican lawmakers:

    "To our seniors, I have a message for you: you're going to die sooner, if the health care bill passes," Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.) said on the floor of the Senate in December.

    Rep. Paul Broun (R- Ga.) took the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday to say: "If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the war between the states — the Great War of Yankee Aggression."

    "Nancy Pelosi, I think, has got them all liquored up on sake and you know, they're making a suicide run here," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on a local radio program last week of the Democrats' final push for the health care bill.

    "They intend to vote on the Sabbath, during Lent, to take away the liberty that we have right from God," Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told Glenn Beck on Thursday. "This is an affront to God," Beck replied, echoing the Iowa congressman's criticism of the day the Democrats plan to vote on the health care bill.

    "It is going to be outright war and it should be, because it would be such an abuse of the reconciliation rules," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- Utah) said in January. "If they abuse those rules it is going to lead to even more heated animosities between not just the two parties, but even between individual senators."

    In November, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) told Fox News that her anti-health care reform rally would be "The Superbowl of Freedom." She went on to claim that "socialized medicine is the crown jewel of socialism. This will change our country forever."

    "Because Obama's idea for Pelosi to pass a bill and have her members vote on something that they never voted for sounds more like a Chavez tactic in Venezuela than Jefferson," Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) said at a "kill the bill" rally earlier this week. "This is an ultimate deception on the American people...we don't have to follow a bill that isn't law."

    "There has never been anything of this size and magnitude and complexity run through the Senate in this way," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on ABC's "This Week" in February. "It would really be the end of the Senate as a protector of minority rights, the place where you have to get consensus, instead of just a partisan majority."

    "They're trying to develop an environment where they can take over," Rep Paul Broun (R-Ga) said at a town hall meeting last year. "We've seen that historically.""

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    "Ring around the rosey, a pocket full of spears, thought you all were a little foxey . . . well !!!" What history truly records: good [eventually] triumphs over evil.
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    Mar 21, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    The Civil War, the Great War of Yankee Aggression?

    Oh my... someone wants to go back to dem good ol' days.
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    Mar 28, 2010 11:01 AM GMT