Monday, March 22, 2010

Now Republican crazies include the attorneys general of Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina…list continues below

Reuters reports today that having lied and lost on the health care bill, Republicans are trying again.

This time, they’re trying to find that health care is “unconstitutional for, ah, uh…well for some reason or other. They’re a little fuzzy in their reasoning.

They seem to be saying that regulating commerce can’t include people who don’t have health insurance, because if they don’t have health insurance they’re not engaged in commerce.

That’s about as circular as reasoning—or a firing squad—can get.

They’re now going to go to court to stop Congress from passing laws. In addition to the states listed in the headline, add South Dakota, Texas (of course!), Utah and Washington.

Of course, they don’t just want to give their own states the power to opt out. If that happened, the hurried exodus of citizens and small businesses would sound like the last of a lot of soapy water going down the bathroom drain. They might as well each pull out a pistol and shoot their own toes off.

Instead, they want to get the law nullified for everybody. The truth is, it makes them crazy to think your healthcare insurance would work, even if you’re sick. And that for once you could afford to have it.

Remember who your Republican officials are. And next election, be sure to go to the voting booth and tell them to take a hike.

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