April 23, 2010

Thom Hartmann weighs in on Think Progress' mash up of GOP obstruction -- VIDEO: The GOP’s Solution To Everything — Let’s ‘Start Over’:

In their attempts to fight Wall Street reform, Republicans are already recycling the same old tactics that they used to fight health care reform and even the stimulus. Conservatives opposed to financial reform are repeating a familiar refrain — “start over”:

On the Recovery Act

“The Senate would do us all a great favor if it started again from scratch.”

– Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), 2/4/09

“Start over again on this bill and retarget it.”

– Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), 2/12/09

On Health Care Reform

“How much longer do Americans have to wait before Democrat leaders will give up this partisan quest and agree to start over?”

– Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 3/10/10

“We should either scrap this bill completely and throw it away and forget about it. Or scrap it and start over again.”

– Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), 3/17/10

On Wall Street Reform

“Look, there’s no rush right now. We need to get it right.”

– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), 4/21/10

“Start over please, Mr. President.”

– Fox News’ Steve Doocy, Karl Rove, 4/19/10

Unfortunately I've been watching this in real time, but seeing the clips together is enough to make one's head spin.

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