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As a thumb in the eye of Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina’s Heath Shuler, a Blue Dog Democratic, will put forth his name today for House Speaker. It’s a symbolic gesture (some would say political ploy) that reinforces his stance as a maverick.
On substantial legislation, though, he’s willing to buck his party so far and no farther. Shuler voted against ObamaCare, but asked if he would support GOP-backed efforts in the first days of the 112th Congress to repeal Obama’s reforms, Shuler indicated he would not:
[T]here are some very good things in this bill that have already become law: Parents can keep their kids on their insurance until they’re 26, it’s helping to close the donut hole for seniors, and children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied access to coverage. I think it is not just wrong, but immoral to take those things away. Let’s put politics aside and start working together to do what is right for America.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?