WASHINGTON (AP) -- While they still can, House Republicans are looking at scheduling a vote next week on a fetal pain abortion bill in a parting shot at incoming majority Democrats and a last bid for loyalty from the GOP's base of social conservatives.
The measure is tentatively on House GOP leaders' list of bills to be considered in a lame-duck session before Democrats assume control of Congress. It has no chance of passing the Senate during the waning days of Republican control. But, with Democrats ascending to agenda-setting roles, passage isn't the point, said one conservative leader.
Of course not!
For four years, the Gee Oh Pee controlled the House, the Senate, the White House, and the Supreme Court and, in December of 2006, these clowns are going to introduce this bill???
Passage has never been the point! God forbid the modern Gee Oh Pee should ever pass a bill about abortion, gay marriage, a balanced budget, term limits, real campaign finance reform, a national language or burning the flag!
If they ever did, it would be the end of the modern Republican party! What could they possibly run for office on? Lord knows they couldn't run for office on what they really represent.
The People would recoil in horror.