To The Bitter End

It looks as though the Republicans still haven’t learned what it means to lose. After failing to stop the health care bill from passing the house, 12 state attorneys’ general (all Republican) are going to sue the government in a misguided effort to challenge the constitutionality of the bill. Evidently, they also hope to make the bill an issue in the November elections. Personally, I think that’s fine. There are always legal challenges to legislation and having a judge throw your suit out for lack of merit would do a lot to deflate the rhetoric that the right-wing just can’t seem to drop.

The funniest part of all of this is the fact that the polls simply don’t help the GOP efforts here. Only 43% are displeased because they think the bill goes too far. Last I checked, that’s still a minority. Republicans have really painted themselves into a corner here. They can’t distance themselves from their base and the ferocity with which they oppose any and everything the Dems come up with won’t allow them to act moderate now. People are going to learn about this bill and they will start to see how it can help their individual situation. That doesn’t bode well for the right-wing charge of tyranny.

Unfortunately, the screeching is set to get worse. Fortunately, it’s sounding more and more desperate.


4 Responses to “To The Bitter End”

  1. Brilliant post and I agree. I wrote on the “What Now” for the GOP and while researching for that article found this on the Washington Post – I think it goes well with what you said at the end of your post:

    “Republicans have been saying this is the end of America as we know it and it will bring socialism,” said Norman Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “If it passes and not much happens, it’s not as if there’s going to be a huge backfire [on the Republicans], but in the overall argument they have not done themselves much political good.””

    • It’s too bad that he’s right about no blowback. One would hope that spending a year lying your ass off might have at least some repercussions when you get called on it.

      Eventually, the support for the right is going to dwindle back down to the 25% that supported W at the end of his term. Make no mistake: the people that show up at tea parties and proudly proclaim their independence only do so because no one takes a Bush supporter seriously in 2010.

  2. Yep, Republicans only like democracy when their party is in power.

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