If you are following the floor debate on C-Span over the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA) in the House of Representatives, you know that members of the new Republican majority really want to get rid of the health reform bill signed into law last year. You also know the are really against government-sponsored health care. Unless it covers them.
Threats posed by an unfettered political climate of hate and violent rhetoric is not, as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin have claimed, the figment of the “left’s” imagination. Indeed, three Arizona Republicans have now resigned office in light of threats to them from within their own party and the Tea Party and out of fear of their own and their families’ safety.
A more than two-thirds majority of voters–including those who voted for Republican/Tea Party candidates in the November 2010 election–strongly oppose the House Republican leadership’s declaration of war on women.
Yesterday’s election did not represent an anti-choice, anti-health reform, nor anti- environment mandate. But don’t worry, they’ll make one up.
The share of people who are “liberal” but also anti-choice grows tinier by the day. Investments by the Democratic Party to recruit that vanishing population would be far better spent elsewhere.
The CNN/YouTube Republican debate last night covered everything from the national debt to criminal charges for women obtaining illegal abortions but the emptiness was evident anyway.