Out of respect for Tucson victims, House Republicans have downgraded their designation of health care reform from “job-killing” to “job-crushing” and “job-destroying.”
But with this new verbal sensitivity, John Boehner is insisting, “No act of violence is going to keep us from doing our jobs and representing the will of our constituents. The American people have made it clear they want us to focus on cutting spending and removing barriers to job creation.”
This would be impressive if it were not for the tiny drawback that the Republican drive for repeal is all sound and fury, signifying nothing but political posturing and that the decision to go charging ahead, with less lethal verbiage, is in contradiction to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ admonition before she was shot to “”stand back when things get too fired up and say, ‘Whoa, let’s take a step back here.'”
As a new poll shows Americans across the political spectrum approving of the President’s conciliatory response to the Arizona mayhem, the Washington GOP hacks convene for the weekend and come up with the decision, to coin a phrase, to put lipstick on their pit bull drive to undercut the Obama White House.