News Roundup for 11/16/10

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), noted communist

-Headline of the Day-
"GOP frosh: Where's my health care?"

Newly-minted Maryland GOP congress critter Andy Harris ran against healthcare reform because it's evil and communist and you know who else didn't like sick people? Hitler, that's who! Seriously, gummint-run healthcare is just the worst.

Unless, of course, it's for him. When Harris found out at a post-election meeting that he wouldn't get govt. healthcare on day one, he kind of freaked out, wondering "why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care." Wow, twenty-eight days without health insurance, can you imagine?

Andy wondered if "he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap." A congressional aide present at the time tells Politico he was "struck by the similarity to Harris's request and the public option he denounced as a gateway to socialized medicine."

Welcome to today's America, where not only don't the voters know the issues that bring them to the polls, but neither do the candidates who take stands on those issues. (Politico)

-It gets worse-
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show take on John McCain's increasingly irrational and incoherent stance on "don't ask, don't tell."

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There's no fool like an old fool, I guess. (Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"Where Did Our Debt Come From?"

Former Pentagon budget analyst Frank Spinney takes a look at our current national debt to see where it all came from. The answer: Reagan, Bush, and Bush.

But you already knew that. (The Atlantic)

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