Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday.
When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t."
The part that might have raised my eye even more comes toward the end:
Further, officials with the House GOP's campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, confirm that they will run with paid media over recess in districts of conservative Dems who voted for the bill. The official would not reveal details on the ad buys at this time.
When I looked at the roll call of the vote, there were several surprise yes votes among Democrats - mainly because these democrats represent districts in the rust belt states that will feel a disproportionately large number of job losses that will result from Cap and Tax, but also because a number of these Democrats are in conservative or conservative-leaning districts that usually go Republican but went Democrat the last two cycles. The tide is definitely changing, and these should be good targets for GOP pickups in the 2010 mid-terms. Let's just hope we can actually get some real conservatives running in opposition.
If you live in one of these districts, contact the NRCC and demand they get a good conservative to run against the Cap-And-Taxers of these districts.
Let's make the 1994 mid-terms look like nothing more than a blip on the political radar screen.