Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FLASHBACK, WATCH: Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar Put More Creativity In Adapting "Green Eggs and Ham" to Obamacare Than Sen. Cruz

Apparently, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz just read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs And Ham" during his filibuster, and the Twitter-verse went crazy.

He would have done much better if he had asked supporter Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD 4) to use the version that he read on the House floor last July.  Arizona's Politics posted about it back then, along with a retort/completion from progressive blog Blog For Arizona the following week.

In case you don't want to click on the links above, here is the video (and the text):

Here is the transcript, as written up by Arizona's Politics (apologies if formatting doesn't match the stylings of Drs. Seuss or Gosar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the resolution, 6079.  The Court said Congress can impose new taxes and the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax.  And, as Dr. Seuss would rhyme: 
If it walks like a tax, talks like a tax and quacks like a tax,
the Supreme Court will tell us surely it is a tax. 
And so it did.
Maybe we can serve it with green eggs and ham.
Uncle Sam, I still don't think Americans will like this Obamacare sham.
Uncle Sam, loyal to patient-centered choice I am.
And as the ledgers on exploding costs are already showing this and the courts declare that day,
A tax burden is what Obamacare (is), and Americans remain in dismay.
I will NOT try Obamacare, Sam I am.
I do not like it like it now or then,
I'm going to repeal it, yet again!
You do not like kids getting care?
You do not want to make insurance fair?
You want not to cover conditions which pre-exist?
You wish to allow a no-coverage list?
You hate the mandate, or so I hears,
But you were FOR it for twenty years!
So repeal it all, root and branch you say today,
But to millions now covered what would you say?
You were given care yesterday, but not today!?
Ask you friend, Romney, called Mitt.
Before he was against it, he was all for it.
Try it! Try it!
And like it again you may.
Try it now, and you may, I say.

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