April 13, 2014

Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doing her damnedest to replace tea partier Michele Bachmann as one of the most uninformed members of the House Republicans. She went on Face The Nation and read off a series of talking points and accusations straight from her set of Frank Luntz flash cards while host Bob Schieffer didn't bother with even a little bit of pushback on any of her faulty assumptions. He just nodded and moved on to the Rep. Elijah Cummings segment as a rebuttal.

He didn't even challenge her when she said Republicans have always led the fight for women's equality in America. Maybe he thought she cracked a funny? Anyway, when he asked if Sebelius' resignation would quiet concerns about Obamacare, Blackburn dismissed that and then she dissed Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who has been nominated to take over as the Secretary of HHS by saying she will lie and spin the Obamacare numbers for the administration.

Backburn: No, it's not to quiet the controversy, Bob. I think it's quite the opposite. Burwell is an interesting choice and I think there are many of us and probably a bit of a growing consensus. They know they have a math problem with Obamacare and the numbers are not going to work out so that the program is actuarially sound and they are going to have to have somebody come and spin the numbers and this is something with Burwell coming from OMB, I think they are expecting her to be able to for them. How many of these seven million have paid...

She has no proof at all about anything she said about Obamacare, but who needs facts when you go on Sunday talk shows?

Republicans are using Burwell's nomination to rationalize a new round of Obamacare bashing, but they are having trouble justifying why they are going to give her a hard time since she confirmed her 96-0 in the Senate for her current position:

On April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Burwell to be the head of the OMB in a 96-0 vote.[14]

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