(04-08-2011 08:33 PM)Born_A_Truman Wrote: Makes you wonder if the Planned Parenthood and EPA riders were ever the real deal or if the GOP just used it to get their way. Is this what they are going to pull every time a bill needs passed? This is what they pulled on unemplyment extensions.
They're all about "image" and how they can spin it to their base. Their financial base are the polluters, so now they can go back to their polluter lobbyists and say "see, we tried!". Their voting base are the "(lack of) values voters", so now they can go back and say "see, we tried" even though what they were doing had nothing to do with the abortion issue.
They will try and turn this around and say "see, we need more money and more activism to get what you want. But mostly more money."
That's how they roll.