Oh my. After suddenly realizing that his sparkly new Republican alternative to Obamacare involves a gigantic tax increase on employers, Do Nothing Dick is quietly backing away from his ridiculous plan. Breathtaking incompetence.
What happened over the past four years to cause Burr to change his mind about this judicial nomination? Only one thing. Richard Burr became a mercenary in the War on Obama.
Perhaps part of the reason for the resubmission of the nomination was the recent coming to light of a letter from 2009 (reported by The Huffington Post) in which Burr explicitly endorsed May-Parker for the seat! Apparently, the White House has concluded that Senator Burr cannot maintain such a blatantly disingenuous stance and stonewall the nomination in silence much longer without drawing significant negative attention from North Carolinians.
The Republican presidential wish list for 2016 includes all the usual suspects, and then some. But I have to confess to a certain bubbling excitement about the prospect of Bank Run Burr becoming the GOP's nominee. In the Des Moines Register article referenced above, Dick Burr is included in the auspicious category of "other," which exactly where he belongs.
All these sanctimonious crocodile tears from Republicans like Richard Burr would be hilarious if they weren't so pathetic. Akin's only problem was his lack of judgment in telling the truth about what most Republicans today believe. Fortunately, no one gives a flip what Burr thinks about anything. Akin's in this race for good ... the new poster child for Republican extremism.
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