(Via Patterico) Why, they’re so terribly, terribly concerned that the Republicans’ oft-stated – and reiterated – intention to have a House vote to repeal Obamacare might hurt us that the newspaper is writing articles giving us a friendly head’s-up about how bad an idea such a repeal vote would be right now. And to back that up they got quotes from such disinterested, Republican-friendly individuals as Rep. Robert Andrews (D, NJ) (who was calling the 112th Congress the ‘Hypocrisy Congress‘ before it even started) , Rep. Chellie Pingree (D, ME) (who called the use of the term ‘job-killing’ “hate speech“), and Rep. John Garamendi (D, CA) (who took up the mantle of now-ousted Alan Grayson to accuse Republicans of wanting to kill people). It makes me feel all tingly and bipartisan: how about you?
The GOP is not in a “bind” over this, ladies and gentlemen: we are merely showing some delicacy and tact in what are genuinely unique and trying circumstances. But we are also aware that the Other Side is going to start howling anyway the second Republicans start up regular business again, so don’t expect significant delays along those lines.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Seriously, read that article again. And note – again – that while there’s a lot of people out there ready to say that the Republicans should slow down or stop the drive to repeal Obamacare, none of those people are actual Republican legislators.