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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) makes a lot of sense—never thought I’d write that.

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Jennifer Rubin’s post in the Washington Post is a must-read, but I’ll quote just the opening (and it gets better). And I always like to point out that Ms. Rubin is a conservative Republican (but with intelligence and principles):

If you think politicians should make cogent argument for their proposals, not cherry-pick facts; recognize economic and political realities, not lie about what they and their opponents say; and own up to the defects in their own proposals, you are probably very distressed — or cannot bear to watch the day’s events.

We’ve heard all sorts of nonsense from GOP leaders and White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday:

  • The Congressional Budget Office can predict the budget but not coverage numbers. (Actually, the coverage helps determine the budget numbers.)
  • The president never promised to cover everybody. (He did.)
  • There will be 60 votes for follow-on legislation that the GOP acknowledges is essential. (No Democrat in the Senate shows any interest whatsoever in any part of this.)
  • Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said you’d have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. (She in essence said you’d have to get away from the political noise to appreciate it.)
  • The Obamacare process was less transparent than the GOP’s has been. (The reverse is true. By a lot.)
  • The CBO number is ridiculous — except for the parts we like. (Need we say more?)
  • It’s the GOP bill or nothing. (Actually, not even Republicans agree, as we discuss below.)

The reason for the higher level of incoherence than normal is not hard to figure out. The Post reports:

Continue reading.


Written by LeisureGuy

14 March 2017 at 2:37 pm

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  1. Lately I’ve found myself agreeing with the likes of David From and Bill Kristol, so up is surely down and black white these days.

    Then again, I’d agree with anyone, of whatever political stripe, who said a sock in the eye is unpleasant. We’re all together scratching our heads at the ones saying hey, what a great sock in the eye this is!


    14 March 2017 at 3:46 pm

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