Repeal-A-Mania: Nazis, King George and a Drinking Game
January 20, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)—Yesterday’s “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” Kabuki theater provided lots of entertainment value and rhetorical excesses. A big bang for your C-Span buck, so to speak. The always dependably deranged Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took to the House floor to rant about the “crown jewel of socialism.” And then she started muttering about repealing the entire Senate, and President Obama too. On the other side of the aisle, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) got carried away with his outrage over the GOP’s misinformation “death panel” and “government takeover” campaign against health reform, by comparing their “big lie” to Goebbels’ propaganda schemes. After doubling down, Cohen has since walked back his Nazi and Holocaust references. Good. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) compared “ObamaCare” to “the chains of George the Third.” No, really. But the most colorful floor speech came courtesy of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), mostly because the firebrand New Yorker at least had the good sense to turn the farcical vote into a drinking game.
Congressman Weiner can always be counted on to provide passionate and colorful speeches. And yesterday was no exception. He railed against Republicans’ shamelessly making stuff up about the health reform law.
“First they start by making stuff up. You kind of have to wonder if any of them actually read the bill, said Weiner.
Then came his GOP lies drinking game. Weiner warned that those playing would need a designated driver.
“You know, I want to just advise people watching at home playing that now popular drinking game, of you take a shot whenever Republicans say something that’s not true. Please assign a designated driver. This is going to be a long afternoon,” Weiner said.