Representative Paul Broun is Getting Jersey With It
Today, Republican Representative Paul Broun, of Georgia no less, played the Jersey card. He not only invoked Snooki, of the Mtv show Jersey Shore, but also “The Situation.” You go, Pauly!
Broun: Snookie has more substance than Obama’s bipartisanship “offer”
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his intentions to incorporate only four minor Republican ideas into the 2,000-plus page health care bill:
“I don’t know if we should be insulted or humored at the President’s feeble attempts to incorporate Republican ideas into his latest health care proposal. Snookie, from the Jersey Shore, has more substance than President Obama’s offer.
“Instead of listening to the American people, the President has once again demonstrated his arrogance and ignorance about what the nation expects from its leaders. This is “The Situation,” Mr. President: the American people do not want unconstitutional mandates and job-killing tax increases. They are concerned with the costs of premiums, the quality of their health care and ensuring their children and grandchildren are not left with the bill. If you want to govern with the consent of the governed, you need to scrap this government take-over plan and embrace more of our commonsense solutions that protect the vital patient/doctor relationship and decrease the costs of premiums without adding to the national debt.”
Say what you want about the reference, but personally I find it quite accurate, even if it is a little insulting — to Snooki. Plus, his argument is entirely correct.
(cross posted at iowntheworld)