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Note from Dan: This comes courtesy of Wayne Goodman, who was responding to Frank’s comment, re: Dodd-Frank, that “I might have been more favorable to the Dodd-Frank bill if it were anybody else but Dodd, and Frank.” It raises the question: Should the Democrats name the legislation to raise the minimum wage Rubio Cruz Gohmert?
“Heyfrank finally tells the truth and illustrates perfectly what the problem has been for the past four years in this country. He might have agreed with the Dodd/Frank bill except for the names attached to it. For the Republicons, led by McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, Rove, etc. , no matter what the actual provisions were of any bill or any program or proposal made by President Obama (or Barney Frank or Chris Dodd or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi) they were automatically against it.
Health care as proposed by their think tank at Heritage and enacted at the suggestion of their nominee Romney in Mass.? — they were against it because it came from Obama.
Funding for infrastructure development and upgrades — historically a slam dunk with Republicans? Nah Obama proposed it.
The jobs act which contained provisions for enhancing job opportunities for returning veterans and tax breaks for small business owners who created new jobs, things which Republicons have advocated forever? Nope, Obama proposed it.
Continuing the war on terror in Afghanistan and developing the intelligence programs and use of drone strikes against Al Qaeda, basically a neocon Republicon position? Nosiree, Obama wants it.
The litany is long and never-ending. No matter what the ideas or provisions are, no matter how right they are, no matter how good they would be for the country, no matter if Republicons supported them in the past, if they came from any of the above mentioned people, Republicons are automatically opposed to them. Why?
Because their only job was to make Obama a one-term President. It has been personal, racist, treasonous, and a disaster for our country.
So heyfrank, if you could be in favor of the bill and what it does, why does it matter to you who proposed it or whose name is on it?”