How tiresome is this excuse? Here's Democratic chair Henry Waxman explaining why he may bypass a vote on the Democrat-controlled Energy and Commerce committee if Blue Dog Democrats fail to vote health care reform out of committee:
"I won't allow them to hand over control of our committee to Republicans," Waxman told reporters. "I don’t see what other alternative we have, because we're not going to let them empower Republicans on the committee."Somebody call the waaaaah-mbulance. Eric Hoffer once noted that political movements can't spread without belief in a devil as a unifying force. But I this quote is more apt:
Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are "vowed" to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor.And that's where the health care debate now stands: we're going to "help" everybody except those damn insurance companies, the tonsil-ripping doctors, the Republicans and Libertarians, the Mayo Clinic, and the Congressional Budget Office.
Damn them all, full speed ahead!