More than anything else, I never want to hear this sort of thing again from the King of all Gasbags. But that's exactly what Rush Limbaugh said after playing a media montage of pundits from assorted Fox and Faux Lite folks, ending with CNN's Jack Cafferty (whose voice is unmistakable, even if Rush felt he had to single him out) saying again and again how the Democrats in Congress are dealt defeat after defeat after defeat.
We're Winning. We're Stopping Them
Except . . . No, they aren't. Not unless you believe losing 273-156 is, "winning."
Sure, The S-CHIP vote was still 13 shy of the 2/3 supermajority needed to override Bush's veto, but when even 70% of Republican voters are against you, 81% of America overall; and even 68% of the tax-cutting GOP electorate favors a tax increase to pay for it, spinning this as a win is true delusion.
John Cole -- Ex-GOPer: "The most amusing thing to watch in the short term will be the blogger triumphalism in some quarters of the wingnut right. No one please tell them that their accomplishment is to “win” 156 out of 429 votes (37%)."Any other Republicans call it quits today? Oh yeah, see ya QuackBack.
Of course, they quickly ran away from crowing about their "victory," sighting an easy target that lets them hide behind the troops again. Let the chest beating begin over this bit of shrill that sounds more like me than a Congressman on the House Floor.
In case you haven't read it already, former Republican, Pete "Peace Sign" Stark was on a roll today.
First of all, I'm just amazed they can't figure out, the Republicans are worried we can't pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don't care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where ya gonna get that money? You going to tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement. This bill would provide healthcare for 10 million children and unlike the President's own kids, these children can't see a doctor or receive necessary care. [...]More of this please. Democrats with balls.
But President Bush's statements about children's health shouldn't be taken any more seriously than his lies about the war in Iraq. The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up. In Iraq, in the United States and in Congress.
Spin this any way you want Wingnuts. You got spanked. No troops were "Smeared" here, no matter how big Drudge prints the headline. Just their Decider in Chief called out for being the sociopath he is. Billions for war without end, but not one dime for sick kids.
With the entire Government apparatus Run Amok, completely unaccountable to anyone or any thing, I'll take shrill for now.