Note: IVA strives to be a balanced critic of both Democrats and Republicans. In this case, Republicans made some dubious comments. What follows are real soundbites from real politicians:
Oh goodness, what are Republicans in the DC metro area up to on an ordinary Tuesday – May 22, 2013?
While it’s been a good few weeks for the Tea Party in Washington DC, what with the “expose” of the “IRS Scandal,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) who’s noted for her loony soundbites, said today that a “miracle” will come sometime in Obama’s second term, and God will compel the Senate and President to repeal Obamacare. Never mind the fact that politically, the Senate isn’t likely to go Republican in 2014, and also that President Obama would never personally repeal his signature first term legislation. Not to mention it was upheld by the Supreme Court, which during Obama’s second term, will be appointed by that’s right, oh, President Obama. Minneapolis City Pages has the story, which contained a choice quote from Rep. Bachmann:
“That’s why you saw the House of Representatives pass my bill, the full repeal of Obamacare last week, and that’s why I have renewed confidence that we can see this bill pass in the Senate and I think the President will ultimately be forced to repudiate his own signature piece of legislation because the American people will demand it.
And I think before his second term is over, we’re going to see a miracle before our eyes, I believe God is going to answer our prayers and we’ll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare. I believe that’s going to happen and we saw step one last week with the repeal of Obamacare in the House. We have two more steps. We serve a mighty God and I believe it can happen.”
Right, Michele. God’s #1 priority for the 2016 election is repealing Obamacare. Got it.
Not to be outdone by his colleague in the lower chamber, Sen James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that disaster relief for yesterday’s Moore, OK tornados is completely different than the federal Hurricane Sandy relief package he recently voted again, meanwhile fellow Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (who also voted against Sandy relief) stated that any disaster aid to Oklahoma must be offset by federal budget cuts.
But gosh, D.C. Republicans, it could be worse, you could live in… scenic Virginia. Recent Virginia Republican Lt. Gov nominee E.W. Jackson might take today’s crazy cake. Hey, he’s called Obama a Muslim and compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK. In reaction to the nomination of Jackson at Saturday night’s convention (Virginia’s gubernatorial election takes place in November), Virginia’s Republicans are reportedly, “panicking.”
Independent voters, what recent comments or stances like these from politicians in either party (especially Democrats, to balance out the crazy above) have recently had you all riled up?