Thursday, October 18, 2007

SCHIP battle turns acronym-onious

By Libby

Not unexpectedly, the SCHIP override failed by a heartbreaking 13 votes and the conduct of the Congresslizards that opposed it was breathtakingly slimy.

Steve King (R-IA) actually brought a sign on to the House floor that changed the acronym to "Socialized Clinton-style Hillarycare for Illegals and their Parents.” Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) refers to SCHIP as “Socialized, Cuba-style Health care for Illegals and their Parents.” For the record it stands for “State Children’s Health Insurance Program” and does not cover undocumented immigrants. Lies and juvenile taunting is new GOP "civilized bi-partisan" debate. Oh wait. That's always been their methodology.

Meanwhile, the commenters at Sadly, No are having some fun with the acronym and suggesting some alternate slogans King could have used. The snark at Balloon Juice is just as good, where John Cole is playing with his newly installed photoshop.

Me,I'm going through some personal stuff right now and am off my game. My snarkolator isn't really functional. The best I could come up with was, "Screw Compassion. Hate on Infants of Poor people." I'm sure you all can think of something more clever.

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