Senators McCain (R-AZ), Hatch (R-UT) and Gregg (R-NH) have recently made a point of marking the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy by issuing statements like “If only Senator Edward Kennedy were still here, we might get this health care thing passed.”
I can only assume they’re referring to the same Senator Edward Kennedy whose health care reform legislation they repeatedly voted against, because in my (admittedly) limited experience, I’m pretty sure there’s been just one Senator Edward Kennedy.
Of course, the fatal flaw in this line of thinking is that it doesn’t take into account life on other planets, which, judging from the Republican platforms established this summer, is likely where they spend the majority of their time.
Guys? Save the crap for the base. OK?
And another thing. Why has no one asked Republicans that if big government is such a bad thing, why do they fight so hard to be a part of it? If it’s the root of all evil, why do they persist in participation?
I’d like to respectfully submit that if Republicans think government is too big, the best place to begin its downsizing is with the removal of all Republican representatives and senators. Imagine how streamlined, how efficient government would become.
Government in the hands of the Party of Know.