There Are (Many) Local Examples Too

I don't disagree with the thrust of this editorial in the Post-Dispatch about Republican fearmongering in the health care debate.

What campfires are to spooky ghost stories, Congressional Republicans have become to frightening, fabricated urban legends about health care reform. Death panels! Rationing! Medicare cuts!

But at the same time, I don't understand why the editorial is accompanied by a photo of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and mentions Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) –- but doesn't note a single Missouri leader guilty of the same scare tactics. 

The Missouri examples are numerous – Kit Bond, Roy Blunt, Peter Kinder, Todd Akin, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Ed Martin and the Missouri Republican Party are all part of the same destructive campaign of fear.  So why use examples from Oklahoma and Tennessee, without any local offenders? 

 

 

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