Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner made a complete ass of himself on the floor of the House this week, over a bill that didn't pass. The bill was to provide health services to first responders of 9/11. Some firemen and policemen have incurred health problems from breathing the thick concrete dust from the collapse of the towers, and for other reasons.
Of course, most congressmen would vote for such a bill, if that was all the bill was about. But Democrats like to stick other things into a bill that are more controversial. In order to vote for the first responders, you would have to vote for a number of other things as well. It is these "other things" that caused the bill to fail. I don't know what those things are, I haven't read the bill. However, it goes to show that passing the bill is not so straight forward as it seems at first glance. (Update: the apparent problem many congressmen have with the bill is that it will raise the corporate income tax to pay for it. Corporate taxes are already too high and raising them will retard the recovery.)
Anthony Weiner is a raucous Democrat who tries to shout down all opposition and use bullying tactics to berate and intimidate his opponents. Weiner, it seems, is a wiener. However, he made the mistake of trying these tactics on the Sean Hannity show and got his ass handed to him.
The Blog Prof has the story and the video. Good show, Sean Hannity!
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