Broder Fact Checks Blunt's Desperate Hyperbole
How desperate have House Republicans become?
On today's edition of NBC's Meet The Press, host Tim Russert and liberal pundit David Broder discussed the wacked-out hyperbole of House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO):
RUSSERT: David Broder, the House majority whip in the Senate, Roy Blunt of Missouri, had this to say, “Pelosi’s House,” referring to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic congresswoman from San Francisco who becomes speaker. “This list of the bills most likely to be championed by committee chairmen in a Pelosi-led House of Representatives would be great fodder for the late-night talk show hosts if it weren’t true. Instead, it’s just plain scary. While Republicans fight the War on Terror, grow our robust economy, and crack down on illegal immigration, House Democrats plot to establish a Department of Peace, raise your taxes, and minimize penalties for crack dealers. The difference couldn’t be starker.”
BRODER: I like Roy Blunt, but that rhetoric gives a measure of how hard up the Republicans really are. I mean, that is not the Democratic agenda. The Democratic agenda is raising the minimum wage, doing something about drug prices, and probably doing something about the war in Iraq.
You'd expect that sort of ridiculous anti-liberal rant from a Mark Levin, Michael Savage or Ann Coulter. Roy Blunt, an elected representative, should be more responsible with the words he chooses.
It's like the adage: be nice to the man in the elevator on the way up for you will most assuredly meet him again on the way back down. Should the Democrats regain control of the House next month, Blunt will no doubt hope the Democrats forgive his hyperbole.