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Once again, "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush will veto a bill which would add millions more children to the rolls of health coverage. At the same time, Bush continues to demand 50 billion more tax dollars to pour down the rat hole of Iraq. That's compassion.
Another Texan, Representative Joe Barton, agrees with Bush on denying more children health coverage.
However, Barton is a more colorful wingnut. Here's his compassionate wide stance on the new S-CHIP bill....
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas last week compared the changes to "putting lipstick on a pig."
"It may be a good pig. It may be a nice pig. It might be intended to be the right kind of pig," said Barton, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "But it's still a pig."
"This bill does not address in a meaningful way the concerns the president raised, and so he will veto it if it reaches his desk," the White House said in a statement released after the House vote. Link
Barton is such a kidder. So funny. Adding millions of children to health coverage rolls is "putting lipstick" on a "nice pig" but sadly, "it's still a pig". No wonder those Texans in his district vote for him, huh?
You know....methinks the "pig" here is.....umm....Texas Republicans. Yes...conservative sons-of-b*tches who deny adding millions of children to health care coverage rolls at the cost of $35 billion while at the same time approving a half a trillion tax dollars for corporate cronies and killing machines....are...."pigs". Not "nice pigs", no "lipstick".....just "pigs".
Look for these "pigs" to veto and then sustain the veto.....again. Now that the "pigs" have figured out how to hold the country hostage with one third plus one of Congress plus the presidency, expect more of the same stupid Texas rhetoric.
When I, and millions of others, labeled government and authority figures "pigs" during the 60's and 70's....these two Texas Twerps were the guys we had in mind.
No matter how you dress these Texans and their enablers up....no matter how much political make-up you paint over top of their words.....what you have left when all is said and done...."is still a pig".