Hearts Might Not Be Afire, But His Pants Sure Are!

From Mike Nellis at THE HUFFINGTON POST:

It’s been a barrel of laughs this summer for Kansas Republicans.

However, instead of Rep. Lynn Jenkins laughing at uninsured constituents, we find voters actually laughing at another Kansas Republican — Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Earlier this summer, Tiahrt held a town hall meeting on health care reform and made the false claim that H.R. 3200 will set a cap on doctors wages. That claim has been debunked across the board and the attendees knew it.

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This is just another sign of the tide turning against the Republicans in Kansas.

Need more proof?

Kansans are tired of these theatrics and outright lies while expecting solutions from their elected leaders. The public is looking for an honest debate on important issues like health care, but are instead faced with lies and disdain from Kansas Republicans.

That’s why we’ve seen a statewide turn of events away from the GOP. Midsummer we saw Sens. [Sam] Brownback and [Pat] Roberts’ approval ratings drop and reports that pro-health care reform crowds were outnumbering opposition at a Lynn Jenkins town hall in Lawrence.

Can’t forget not one, but two big rallies in support of Rep. Dennis Moore this summer. And do we really need to recap Laughing Lynn Jenkins’ no good very bad horrible August recess?

There are plenty of naysayers floating around, but I’ll tell you this — Democrats have the momentum in Kansas right now. Kansans are tired of being lied too and sick of the blatant partisan politics that dominate the Kansas Republican Party. Do you wanna know how bad it is for them? Just last week, the Republicans were so desperate that had to use old unemployment numbers to try and raise money.

That’s pretty crass — even for them.

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18 responses to “Hearts Might Not Be Afire, But His Pants Sure Are!

  1. Wow…I guess folks are smarter than some of us give them credit for. read that as I give them credit for 😉

    Perhaps it is just the issue which brings them out. The Rethugs keep trying to downplay healthcare reform..but far too many people either don’t have it or can’t use it as the price is too steep.

    • there aren’t very many people who haven’t been disgusted with having to wait for referrals, having to use a facility that’s far away rather than one close to home, because their insurance will only deal with the former, or have had to pay out the yingyang for medication. on top of that, there are people who are stuck in jobs they hate, because they’re afraid to be without insurance, who pay ridiculous ever-increasing rates, and who are tired of the list of doctors they can go to and medications that will be paid for changing whenever someone at the insurance company gets a bug up his ass. (by the way, bugs up one’s ass is considered a preexisting condition and is not covered.)

  2. When all else fails…. Manipulate the data!

  3. I’m looking forward to the Republicans being the ones asking “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

  4. Kansas? I thought we gave that place to the Mexicans a long time ago. I might need to get out more often.

  5. I’m still waiting to hear their great ideas. Don’t worry, I’m not holding my breath. 😉

  6. I love that poster, nonnie! And I absolutely love that a crowd reacted to the lies as they should. FINALLY.

  7. todd tiahrt is among the looniest people in congress

  8. It’s an abberant blip of sanity on a downward trajectory for the GOP everywhere.

  9. The blip where Kansans are fighing the GOP idiocy.