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Every Congress Needs a Motto

Forget "E Pluribus Unum." The quote below happens to refer to the House vote on the Schiavo case, but I propose that the Class of '04 adopt it with pride as their motto:

"It definitely would have gone down differently had it actually been considered," a senior aide to a moderate Republican senator said.

Posted by Mark Schmitt on March 26, 2005 | Permalink


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perhaps someday someone will explain to me why any "moderate" still trucks with the republican party. All that is required is for the rational moderates and honest conservatives (relatively small numbers in absolute terms) abandon the gop and vote democratic and this entire delay-based horror show comes grinding to a halt.

Posted by: howard | Mar 26, 2005 8:16:59 PM

What in the world is wrong with these folks? A statement like that speaks volumes about a cavalier attitude that is dangerous on a good day. To move forward on legislation that poses such a troubling challenge to so much is irresponsible in the extreme.

Let's hope we wake up soon.

Posted by: Jack (CommonSenseDesk) | Mar 26, 2005 11:02:10 PM

GOP "moderates" always cave to the loonies on the right because they know that if they don't a well financed challenger will go after them in the primaries. So they close their eyes and jump off the cliff knowing that most districts are so gerrymandered that they can depend on winning the General Election!

Posted by: richard lo cicero | Mar 27, 2005 12:18:49 AM

The Republicans are stuck in a bad marriage. They brought the Far Right into their big tent, and now they have to dance with them. Their coalition would not be able to win elections without the money and votes that the wingnut faction provides.

Posted by: swamp thing | Mar 27, 2005 1:16:25 AM

And the source of this quote is?

Posted by: Dan | Mar 28, 2005 11:08:06 AM

That is a very useful "Unnamed Source", Mark.

Posted by: Lloyd | Mar 28, 2005 12:57:51 PM

And the source of this quote is?

An Arkansas state trooper, which was, up until recently, the very epitome of veracity

Live by the blind source, die by the blind source.

Posted by: Davis X. Machina | Mar 28, 2005 1:02:22 PM

Well, the quote is embarrassing, but honest. They thought it was a good issue and rounded up their members to to support it, as is commonly done. Surely you guys don't believe that each member of congress reviewed the voluminous case reports in this matter. I certainly hope not. There are far more important issues out there requiring attention.

Posted by: disinherited | Mar 28, 2005 1:31:51 PM

Looks like a pull quote from some articleI'm just curious where it's from. Linky, linky.

Posted by: Dan | Mar 28, 2005 4:48:44 PM

Here's your quote.

Took all of two seconds to google it, you helpless, mewling kittens.

Posted by: Kagro X | Mar 29, 2005 7:28:12 AM