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January 28, 2009 5:00 PM
Laura's E-Blast - January 28, 2009
Posted by Staff
Who said Republicans were a bunch of spineless, unprincipled ninnies? Tonight's news that every single House Republican voted NAY on the Democrats' Generational Theft Act of 2009 is already breathing new life into conservatism. Notwithstanding tales of Republicans fighting for pictures of themselves yukking it up with President Obama, the congressional GOP -- finally free from President Bush -- is no longer apologizing for its conservatism.

Even better: Republicans are also rediscovering that conservatism can and should be fun. Rep. John Carter, a Republican from Texas, has introduced a bill that would create the "Rangel Rule." Advancing the idea that everyone deserves equal treatment under the law, Carter's bill stipulates that anyone paying overdue taxes can write "Rangel Rule" across his/her returns and the IRS would be forbidden from charging fees or penalties.

House Republicans said their counter stimulus bill would create twice as many jobs at half the cost. Whose numbers did they rely on? None other than President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers' Chairwoman. (Clearly, a right-wing nutjob!)

Here's hoping Senate Republicans follow in-kind. Perhaps one might even have the audacity to filibuster.

Polls may show Obama to be the cat's pajamas, but that doesn't mean his policies make sense. Committing America to a trillion dollars in new debt is a path not to prosperity, but to poverty. Senate Republicans need to embrace their conservative principles now more than ever.
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