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The Audacity Of Nope

The House has passed the revised stimulus bill by a vote of 246-183-1. Full roll call of the vote can be found here.

Rep. George Miller summed up disgust at Minority Leader Boehner (R-PermaTan) and the GOP strategy of just saying "no":

Today when this country cries out to help this economy, to help America’s families who are unemployed, who are losing income, losing jobs, President Obama stepped forth with the American Recovery Act. The Republicans step forth with saying ‘no.’ It was reflective when Minority Leader John Boehner’s instructions to his colleagues to oppose the bill, even as President Obama was traveling the Hill to meet with them and discuss this bill with them, they decided in advance of that meeting they would say ‘no.’ Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia has said that ‘no’ is going to be the Republican strategy on this economic crises. ‘No’ is going to be their strategy, he said. The Republican national spokesman of late, radio host Rush Limbaugh, added that ‘no is the strategy by asserting on the air he wants President Obama to fail. Does he understand if President Obama fails, that the American families lose income, they lose their jobs, and the crises continues? And here we see the repeating of ‘no.

Good to know that the GOP is against any progress, any solutions…anything at all that might get us out of the mess we’re in.  Can you say disingenuous?

Nothing like putting yer own political hackery first…but this is not the first time we’ve heard this out loud, now is it:

Every once in a while, a Freudian slip of mammoth ugly truth proportions falls from someone’s lips. Behold:

Before Gingrich offered that somewhat surprising praise, Boehner reminded Republicans that they are no longer in the business of legislating and should focus almost solely on communicating their message with voters.

"We are in the communications business,” Boehner told the crowd during his opening remarks. “We can build a new Republican majority one issue at a time."

Ask not what you can do for your country.

Ask what you can manipulate the voters of your country to do for your own personal ambition and the growing needs of the rapacious Republican party.

Selfish is as selfish does, my granny used to say.

Let Rep. Boehner know what you think of his strategy:  PHONE: (202) 225-6205 or FAX: (202) 225-0704

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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