Friday, May 16, 2008

House GOP attempts suicide. Distressed over the result in Miss-01 (evidently displeased that the Republican only lost by 8%) Republicans (temporarily) blocked funding of their war (and the war in Afghanistan) in order to protest the fact that democrats want to slightly raise taxes on people with incomes over $500,000 per year in order to fund an expanded GI bill.

Hand the mike (and the gavel for a few decades) over to Nancy Pelosi

"With today's vote, the Republicans have shown that they are confused and are in disarray," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "House Republicans refused to pay for a war they support, and by voting against the GI bill, they refused to support our veterans when they come home."

Now John Boehner who is doing the handing

"We're playing political games on the backs of our troops — you know it,"

And she gets paid like $150,000 a year to debate the Republicans. It's like getting paid to wrestle a lilly.

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