Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GOP to Dems: Will you join us in voting to ban Viagra for sex offenders?

Is everyone as tired of the political games being played by our elected officials? Left, right, Democrat or Republican our government has become a morass of self-interested politicians who don't care about the country, or their constituents. They simply care about keeping their jobs, getting re-elected, and bashing the other party.

The Democrats showed their colors with the legislative games over the health care bill in order to get it passed, and the Republicans are now doing the same to defeat even after it is signed:

The idea is that by securing even a slight adjustment in the language, the Senate will have to send the bill back to the House of Representatives for reconsideration. Drawing out the process makes it more likely for it to be tripped up.

On Tuesday, the GOP put its strategy into action, with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okl.) introducing an amendment beyond agreeable. Titled “No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders” it would literally prohibit convicted child molesters, rapists, and sex offenders from getting erectile dysfunction medication from their health care providers.

While it will undoubtedly be difficult for Democrats to vote against the measure (one can conjure up the campaign ads already), the party plans to do just that.

How long after they vote on the Viagra amendment before we see a YouTube ad asking, “Why does Harry Reid want to give rapists erections”? Over/under is two days.

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