Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Pro-Life Democrats who switched vote for health bill request billions in earmarks, Time for apologies to Tea Partiers, ObamaCare underwater again—GOP surges on generic ballot.
- Fox News: Pro-Life Democrats who switched vote for health bill request billions in earmarks
The 11 House Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak who dropped their opposition to health care reform mere hours before the final vote have requested $3.4 billion in earmarks — and one watchdog group wants to know whether the money represents business as usual, or a political payoff.
- The American Thinker: Time for apologies to Tea Partiers
It is an unfortunate fact of modern American politics that right wing movements are demonized as racists by their political opponents with a lot of help from the media. The most recent such incident was the claim that black congressmen had been called racist terms and spit on by tea party activists before the ObamaCare vote.
Hot Air: Gallup crumble: ObamaCare underwater again—GOP surges on generic ballot
But wait. If Democratic enthusiasm is surging due to passage of O-Care, how can it be that the GOP’s actually gaining on the generic ballot? This was the left’s big argument, after all — that only by ramming that beast through and energizing the base could they save themselves in November.