Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

With the PartyofNoicans not knowing whether to piss, or wind their watches, and the Flying Monkeys of the Right Wing Freak Show in full-scale, DefCon 5 feces-throwing, over the new law-of-the-land Healthcare Reform, John Cole, over on Balloon Juice gets the crown for Quote of the Day.

John swings his Louisville Slugger with this post;

We’re Gonna Ram It, Ram It, Ram It Up Your…

The bill was passed with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, as required by law and Senate rules. It was then passed in the House by majority rule and in accordance with all House Rules.

It was done so by a Democratic majority elected sixteen months ago along with a Democratic President who campaigned daily on Health Care reform, and who received the most votes in the history of American elections and won by the widest margin in decades.

The bill was crafted quite openly, after a year and a half of public debate, and the exact Senate bill that was passed in the House yesterday has been available for people to read and discuss for three entire months. This was the slowest, most open, most thoroughly discussed piece of legislation in my lifetime.

Anyone who says this was “rammed down” anyone’s throats simply does not know what they are talking about.
Way to swing the bat there, John ...

Kudos, also, to GottaLaff, over on The Political Carnival, for, similarly, telling the PartyofNoicans to STFU.

(H/T to Michael Stickings, at The Reaction)

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