News Roundup for 6/1/10

Yeah, probably isn't going to happen

-Headline of the day-
"About that healthcare repeal push..."

Yeah, turns out that's not going extremely well. Ever since Barack HUSSEIN Obama jammed his commie healthcare reform down our throat, Republicans have wanted to repeal it. Except when they don't. Depends on who they're talking to at the moment, really.

"Regardless, in order for the pitch to work, Republicans need voters to actually want to see health care reform repealed," writes Steve Benen. Turns out there aren't a lot of those. Surveys show that people are willing to give reform a chance and elections since the law's passage have shown less than spectacular results for pro-repeal candidates.

"Instead, the public seems willing to listen to candidates who would give the overhaul a chance and fix or improve it as needed," reports AP. "That's the signal from some surveys and a congressional race in a bellwether Pennsylvania district. It's a pragmatic, somewhat counterintuitive outlook."

Benen points to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll to back up the argument. "[W]hen respondents were asked if they'd back a candidate who supported repeal or a candidate willing to give it a chance, the latter had a 13-point advantage over the former. Among self-identified independents, it was a 17-point advantage."

So my advice to the GOP is stay the course on this whole "repeal the Nazi healthcare reform" idea of yours. That "stay the course" strategy has worked out so well for you in the past. (Political Animal)

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Dwight David Honeycutt is running for Conway School Board in Arkansas and he wants just five minutes of your time.

Beyond that, I have no idea what to add, other than to paraphrase the wise words of FOX 5 anchor Ernie Anastos; "Keep fucking that eagle." (Youtube)

-Bonus HotD-
"David Vitter Compares Gulf Oil Spill to Airplane Crash."

Hooker and diaper enthustiast Sen. David Vitter -- of Louisiana! -- thinks offshore drilling is awesome. Sure, there's going to be a little hitch or two along the way, but he thinks people need to look at the big picture. We can't just freak out and conclude it's crazy every time there's a little mishap.

"Well, I mean, by the same token, after every plane crash, you and I should both oppose plane travel," he on the teevee. "I don't think that is rational. I think we need to get our hands around this event, determine exactly what went wrong. We are going to need a lot of new technology and mandates and procedures to make sure it never happens again. And I will be a big part of that effort."

Good for you! Of course, now Vitter just has to come up with a plane crash that lasted two or three months, put thousands of people out of work, destroyed the shores of an entire region, cost everyone a gazillion dollars, and made an unknown number of people sick.

Dave, you do that and you totally have a point. (Crooks and Liars, with video)

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