So voting against a budget plan that would defund The Affordable Care Act seems to puzzle Joe Scarborough. Who is he kidding here? Don’t get me wrong, I like Joe. I think he is one of the most fair over in the right wing echo chamber. Okay. If he is not in the chamber, he is at least peeking in the window. I just think he didn’t think this one through. He reacted like…well like Palin or Hannity would of reacted. Joe, you are better than that.
If any Democrat would have voted for Paul Ryan’s budget plan, they would be, in turn, voting against themselves. They would be voting to defund The Affordable Care Act that they all voted for. Budget Plan Defunds ObamaCare
You know, kind of being for the Iraq war, before I was against it. Or being for the bridge to nowhere, before I was against it. So I am sure the echo chamber is in the process of branding this move by the democrats. Very positive that a new sharp catch phrase will be penned to describe this unity. I know this because lately that is the only thing the GOP has done right. They have an uncanny knack for doing that very, very well. The Cornhusker Kickback. The Louisiana Purchase. Drill Baby Drill. Flip Flop Flip Flop (man remember 2004?) Fight them there, so we don’t have to fight them here. Mission Accomplished….couldnt resist that last one. But I hope you see my point. We all know it is coming, brace yourselves.
Getting back to the party line vote for a moment though. I only have a problem so long as the vote doesn’t stink of a “flop” like in sports. You know what I am talking about. A hockey stick goes nowhere near a player’s face and he falls to the ice in a heap grabbing his face. The ref blows the whistle and one team’s fans cheer. The other side boos their heads off. That is when I have a problem. In other words, don’t fake the funk on a nasty dunk. Don’t perpetrate a fraud. Just don’t bullshit a bullshitter. Don’t act like what someone is doing is so terrible….when, if he was on your team, you’d be cheering. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. So the vote that just walked the party line for the democrats against paul Ryan’s Budget, I have no problem with it. The democrats fought two years for health care reform, they would not and should not and did not vote to defund and eliminate it. It is a no brainer.
With that said, this here is a flop The flop I speak of is the republicans voting the party line to hold up the funding of health care for the first responders on 9/11. The same party that wraps itself in fatigues and flags every election cycle all of a sudden decided that health care was too expensive for heroes? From 9/11? Give me a break. Yet they took the flop…and their fans…I mean base cheered. Or this other flop This was where the GOP voted the party line against a bill that would ensure no new spending could happen unless it was paid for. Now tell me that doesn’t sound like a republican rule…not the republicans of the last thirty or so years mind you, but the ones currently. Yet they flopped and their base cheered. One of my favorite flops is this one The Stimulus Bill was not going to have any tax breaks in it. Through bipartisan meetings, a 1/3 of the bill was loaded with tax breaks per the republicans demand. What did that get the democrats? Five minutes for high sticking of course. The base goes wild for the right wing. Oh, why is that my favorite? Because of this. GOP Hypocrisy
In closing, the democrats voted the only way they could have. No phantom high stick here. No acting job. No selling the call. They voted the way they voted the first time. They voted for health care reform one last time. We hope……… I’m just curious what the right wing echo chamber decides to call this move?
(the following is Joe Scarborough’s reaction to this story on twitter)
Hats off to Joe even responding to my entry. Very cool of him. But I still have a problem with his reasoning. The only reason the GOP voted against the Stimulus package was that it was brought forward by a democrat. That simple. It had nothing to do with the cost. If cost was a problem than Medicare Part D would of never passed. Not to mention the tax breaks for all….and we would have soldiers at home, safe and sound. So please do not hide behind the cloak of “fiscal responsibility”. The GOP has been spenders for longer than I was alive. All they have done is change the spending from one hand, to the other. For the record, tax breaks is government spending. Whether it be to everyday citizens or corporations. Citizens United will have you believe they are one in the same…but that is for another day.
I feel you can not accuse the dems of being the party of no, or demand reaction until they show a pattern of this or vote against something they have in the past supported. I think you jumped like this before Joe and didn’t think it through. JOE GOT SERVED So let us just do like you say. Remain calm and carry on. Thanks for your response Mr. Scarborough. Good stuff. Good stuff.
Remember this going forward people. John Boehner and his boys were FOR the Bailouts, before they were AGAINST them. I am not speaking out of line when I say the the vote would of been waaaay different had Obama been in office. I wonder what John Boehner’s definition of “Put Country First” would have been.