CONGRESSMAN, YOU DO KNOW YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN, RIGHT?

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At a time when even prominent Republicans casually accuse Democrats of the most outrageous things, including wanting to kill off the elderly, it's shocking to hear one speak of working with the president, as Congressman Steve Latourette did this morning on WCPN:

"I understand, as a member of the minority, we did such a bang-up job that we got thrown out in 2008. But the fact of the matter is we do have ideas, and I'm willing to work with people. As a matter of fact, if you look at [Congressional Quarterly], [they] came out with [an analysis of] who votes with the president more than anybody else, and I vote with President Obama, when he's clearly identified his position, 62 percent of the time. There are members of his own party that don't do that. So I'm ready to take his hand if he wants to extend it and I hope he means it."

That sounds so … rational. And note the apparent pride in voting with a president who many fellow Republicans are convinced is a foreign-born socialist. Weird. Refreshing, but weird. Let's hope he doesn't turn out to be another hypocritical hack. — Frank Lewis

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