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Sick House GOP

By on 4.24.06 | 4:38PM

Quin, believe it or not, it gets worse. Majority Leader John Boehner's office just sent out an email (as a "Majority Matters" alert) reporting that by Frist and Hastert requesting gas price investigations, "Republicans are sending a strong signal to would-be gasoline price gougers tat they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law." This comes under the headline, "GOP Leaders Take Action on Energy Prices to Safeguard Growing Economy."

I have little to add to my comments below on this silly showboating, but then the email claims Democrats have only "More empty rhetoric" to address the issue, and cites the Detroit News editorial as evidence. They selectively quote the parts of the editorial most hostile to Democrats and their obstruction, but leave out the bulk which depicts the noise about price gouging as demagoguery. Is the majority leader's office really so blind as to attack the very Democratic talking points on which his allies are basing their stunt?

Republicans aping Democrats, and the majority leader celebrates. Aren't you glad the boys are back in town?

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