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Screaming: a bipartisan activity

Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner's (Ohio) is usually so mild mannered. Sure, his statements against Democrats have plenty of edge. But they're usually delivered in even, biting tones. And then came Sunday's "hell no!" rant.

The more I see and hear this the more I'm reminded of another scream.

You had to have seen that coming. Former Gov. Howard Dean's (D-Vt.) infamous howler after losing the Democratic caucuses in Iowa in 2004 made a lot of people wonder then if the man was unstable or had the temperament to sit in the Oval Office. No one is wondering about the latter for Boehner, last I heard. But they'd be within their rights to wonder about the former.

By Jonathan Capehart  | March 23, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
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I am a real independent. Reagan (2), Clinton (2), Bush (the first time). I have written my Congressman (whom I like, Jay Inslee) threatening to vote against him if he votes for the health care bill. But now that it has passed, I have second thoughts. I will vote democratic if they continue to push for cost controls. I may vote republican if they vote for cost controls (i.e. lower drug costs and insurance costs). However, if the republicans push for total repeal there is no way that I will vote republican. The American people, including myself, wanted some form of health care reform. For republicans to stand back and simply say "no" is unacceptable.

Posted by: Fergie303 | March 23, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

RepubliKKKan strategy is simple..refuse to participate, pull together all the haters you can and....woops!
Where'd Limbaugh say he was going if health care passed? Oh, yeah, must be Text-as.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | March 23, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

What about the "baby killer" scream? Or the "you lie" outburst? Republicans always scream louder.

Posted by: GeorgeSimian | March 23, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I was taught that "the empty wagon makes a lot of noise." So, we know who the empty wagons in Congress are, the Republicans.

Posted by: Optimist1948 | March 23, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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