Quote of the Day

“A critical chunk of House Republicans insist that they will only vote for a bill to keep government going if said legislation also defunds Obamacare.  You may have noticed that House Republicans have a stupendously high opinion of health care reform.  Most Democrats think it will be a very good thing over the long run, but probably a pain to implement, with lots of complaining from all sides.  Republicans, on the other hand, think that the instant it goes into effect, voters will be so ecstatic they will toss out any public official who threatens to take it away from them.  Yet, simultaneously, the world as we know it it will come to an end.  Go figure.”

Gail Collins, “Back To Boehner,” NYT