To be perfectly honest I haven't been following this change of tone bologna all that much. But when writers block strikes its always good to go to the enemy and Fox News provided just what I needed. Of course the headline and article that followed could have been found just as easily on CNN or CNBC in fact their spin was probably more ridiculous on this particular topic. Anyways the headline below:
"Lawmakers Mindful of Tone Ahead of Health Care Debate"
First off the article points out that republican lawmakers paused debate for a week out of respect for the victims and family members of the Tuscon Shooting. Oh wow I m sure it meant a lot to those whose family members were just killed. "Sir your son was just shot and killed in broad daylight but John Boehner has temporarily ceased his crying and postulating out of 'respect'"
Secondly on what planet do we have to stop debate on a Health Care Bill because some nut killed a few people in Tuscon one of which was a Federal Judge, and shot a Congresswoman. I don't really see how the two are related, methinks it a non sequitor but nevertheless it was decided shortly after the shooting by the group thinkers that we were all supposed to be careful about what we say.
Well aside from the fact that there really is no evidence that political rhetoric caused the nut job to kill, what does it accomplish to hold off debate for a week? If you really believe your discourse is offensive then stop it altogether, if you don't then why bother.
I don't see anyone having "respect" for the victims of U.S. bombings in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Or anyone chastising those who spurred hatred towards that part of the world and said "bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran" or said we should turn the Middle East into a parking lot.
So please give me a break with this respect for the victims b.s. Its not respectful if you stop for a week then continue on your merry way.
Moving on, here is a nice use of euphemisms to throw you into a tizzy:
Instead, Boehner substituted the term "job-destroying" during Republicans' retreat in Baltimore over the weekend. And in a post on his official House speaker blog Monday, his office referred to the policy as the "job-crushing" heath care law, which contained "job-destroying" taxes and requirements