Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Republican lobbyists OR just the sort of garbage that's gotten the GOP in ideological trouble

In Indiana, we have two recent examples of lobbyists turned politicians-- Baron Hill and now Dan Coats. Funny that the Dems think it's ok for Hill but hilarious for Coats... In both cases, I'm sure we can do better...

From Peter Suderman in Reason...

As the health care debate dragged on last year, Democrats searched high and low for Republican support....Finally, in October, the majority party found four prominent Republicans to support the cause: former Senate majority leaders Bill Frist and Bob Dole, and former health and human services secretaries Louis Sullivan and Tommy Thompson. This was big news: The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ABC News all published stories on the endorsements, and President Barack Obama praised the four Republicans in his weekly radio address.

But it turns out the turncoats were not necessarily motivated by bipartisan concern for the greater good. As reported by Timothy Carney in The Washington Examiner, all four had direct financial ties to health care interests that stand to gain from ObamaCare....

1 Comments:

At February 9, 2010 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

pathetic- it's time for all of "them" to GO

 

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