State Representatives Debra Maggart and Susan Lynn
want the state to take legal action to prevent Tennessee from having to institute any health-care reform passed by Congress. So when you don't have the same health care the rest of the nation begins to enjoy, you'll know which two yahoos to blame--and when the state budget is yet again in the crapper, remember that Maggart and Lynn wanted to involve us in costly lawsuits.
Hmmm. But why would Maggart and Lynn do this? Why would some Republicans want to waste our tax dollars with frivolous lawsuits destined to be laughed out of court? Is it really because they're great 10th Amendment fetishists, or...
Is it perhaps because our Republican senators in Washington, D.C.
, by refusing to do anything more than cry and moan about how terrible health-care reform is, failed to secure any health-care pork for Tennesseans?
Gentlemen, it's not that difficult. Oppose the bills you oppose, for whatever reasons you oppose them. And then, if it looks like your opposition is for naught, put Tennessee above party politics and make some deals that will benefit us. Don't act all pissy that Nebraska got a good deal when you failed to work as sweet a deal for Tennessee--which, might I remind you, is part of your job.
And certainly don't turn around and ask those two yahoos Maggart and Lynn to screw over Tennessee worse in order to cover for your loss. It's like a person comes home and says, "I forgot the pork roast," and the spouse says, "Don't worry. We just will refuse to have dinner ever again, and then no one will ever know."