Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Indulges In That Old Republican Pastime — Lefty‑Baiting

Some things haven't changed since Senator Joe McCarthy held up his list of purported Commies in Congress, and one of the things that haven't changed significantly is the Republican Party. Here's Caitlin MacNeal at TPM:
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on Sunday said that Democrats are moving further to the left, rather than to the right, as they see problems with Obamacare surface during the law's rollout.

"They are moving further to the left," he said on ABC's "This Week," noting that Democrats are arguing for a single-payer health care system.

Cole called this is a "big mistake."

"Medicare is going bankrupt as it is," he said.

Cole remained skeptical of Obamacare's success despite the administration's announcement Sunday that it had reached its goal to have the website working for most users.

"There's going to be some winners, there's no questions about that," he said, but added that there will also be losers. "This thing is going to be an unmitigated disaster for the President."
In McCarthy's day, it was Communists that Republicans howled about. Today, it's generic Leftists. In both cases, it's clear evidence of an utterly bankrupt Republican platform in pursuit of an agenda that the vast majority of the American people do not even begin to share.

Here's my message to Republicans: you have nothing to offer except a self-fulfilling proclamation that government is a failure. Offer something substantive to America's 99%, or get the fuck out of the business of government.

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