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Yeah, Right

From the Associated Press via the LA Times:

Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer acknowledged Monday that he is the lawmaker who shouted out "baby killer" during a floor speech by Rep. Bart Stupak, an antiabortion Democrat whose vote was crucial to passing the Democratic healthcare bill Sunday evening....Neugebauer insisted in a statement that he was not referring directly to Stupak but to the agreement that the Michigan Democrat helped work out with the White House. ...Neugebauer said his exact words, referring to that agreement, were "it's a baby killer."
"While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself," he said.

Sure. The agreement is to continue NOT to use federal funds, just not to add even stronger language. But you can't trust those sneaky Democrats (I mean, some of them still do want federal funding of a legal medical procedure, how evil is that?), so let's make the public think the health bill is going to make things worse, by using loud lies *cough* inflammatory language instead of any reasoned discussion.


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Mar. 23rd, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
The rancor coming from the fringe on the Right has been really, really scary.
Mar. 23rd, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
I grew up on a very conservative area, in a very conservative family. Even when I stopped being conservative, I could understand the God-fearing, pro-family, my-country-right-or-wrong stance of most Republicans. They were at least trying to be morally good, socially respectable, even if I didn't want the world to be the way they wanted. It was the Democrats who were seen as having the scary fringe radicals, the SDS and such. But now not only are the right-wing extremists just as scary, but the main party encourages them to drop all reason and respect. This isn't some popularist pressure group yelling insults at a rally. These are coming from elected politicians staging disruptions of what ought to be normal, formal proceedings, of their own colleagues.

Edited at 2010-03-23 04:05 pm (UTC)
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