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Republican Values Roundup: Hypocrisy, Corruption, Terror, Fraud, and Violence

November 14th, 2006

Bush opposes Democratic plans to allow Medicare to negotiate for drug prices so seniors will not be gouged for medication costs. The rationale: “What [Democrats] really want is government-run health care.” Because private industry is doing such a great job. Democrats want to enable Medicare to have pharmaceutical companies duke it out for contracts, driving down the prices. Bush says that’s bad.

At the exact same time, Bush is pressuring the British to open up their own government-run health care system to more American pharmaceutical firms. Why? Because “Allowing all new drugs to be used in the NHS would result in the companies ‘fighting it out’ on price,” says a Bush administration official.

Somehow those two stories don’t mesh right, but I can’t quite put my finger on why that is….

Who’s the person who likely sent white powder to liberal politicians and left-leaning media personalities? Who might act like a terrorist? One of those liberal al Qaeda lovers, perhaps? Nope. A right-wing Freeper, that’s who. Wingnut Chad Castagana has been arrested on suspicion of having mailed the powder. I can only imagine the talk on the Free Republic: “Let’s face it, David Letterman had it coming!”

Pennsylvania Republicans knowingly scammed minority voters, hiring 300 African-Americans to hand out bogus fliers to voters in mostly-black districts which identified the top Republican candidates as Democrats. This was not an isolated abuse, it was “calculated strategy,” and an official one.

A sterling example of Republican’s choice for representation: freshly re-elected Republican Congressman Mark Olson. Now arrested for beating his wife.

USA Today confirms Newsweek’s poll: Bush fell 5% in their new poll to 33%. Expect other polls to mirror these results.

Though for the life of me, I can’t imagine why his numbers are going down.

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  1. Tim Kane
    November 14th, 2006 at 18:19 | #1

    Would it be too much trouble for some reporter to ask Bush how competitive pressure on government made drug purchases is good for Britain but bad for the United States.

    And if they don’t ask it, or even if they do, maybe Pelosi and Reid could ask the same questions in a public forum.

    I have no doubt that the Presidents speech writers are aware of the dichotomy and together with Frank Luntz are focus group testing a worthy answer. But nothing wrong with putting hard pressure on Bush.

    These days people are seeing through the Bush’s bullshit. And forcing him to spout more can only hurt him, and help the world to be increasinly rid of his influence.

    Good post Luis.

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