Hoping Rep. DesJarlais Can Learn His ABC's - And Response (2)

Friday, December 13, 2013

I never thought I would agree with Chuck Fleischmann and John Boehner on anything, much less both of them in a single week, but I have. The budget agreement isn't what either side wished for, but it's a step in the right direction, and maybe Rep. DesJarlais can learn his ABC's in the meantime. 

C is for compromise. It's pretty much how our country was governed until the Tea Party came into power with their "take no prisoners" approach. Sadly, it resulted in the gridlock and lowest opinions of congress ever in the history of opinion-taking. Way to go, guys.

B is for Boehner.  He's the fellow from Ohio that finally grew a spine and decided to let the fringe kooks in his party know that the inmates were no longer in charge of the asylum.

A is for abortion.  I think Rep. DesJarlais is familiar with that word. 

Herb Montgomery

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Herb, please explain in detail exactly how "compromise" was used during the passing of the Affordable Heath Care Act. Many use exaggerations, lacking facts, to try and tug at the uninformed populace's emotions. 

Not one person from the other side voted to take over the health care of this nation. In fact, they were shut out of the discussion totally. Facts please, only the facts.

Joey Blevins 

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Joey, 
I'd say, since President Obama adopted the conservative Heritage Foundation's healthcare plan lock stock and barrel instead of the better single payer option, he already did an incredible amount of compromising. I'd also say, since the GOP's only answer was to attempt to defund the Affordable Healthcare Act more than 40 times without any suggestions of their own, they really didn't have compromise in their hearts.  

I'd be more interested in hearing what the Tea Party actually considers compromise.  

Impeachment, perhaps? 

Chris Rice
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