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From PolitcsUSA is this amazing bit of video from none  other than Shep Smith where he takes Republican Sen.John Thune to task for being bleating sheep (video courtesy of Media Matters):

Thune said, "Republicans are not going to buy into a bill that costs two and a half trillion dollars, that raises taxes on small businesses and individuals, that cuts Medicare, and at the end of the day raises premiums for most Americans." This answer set Smith off, "No, it doesn’t. That’s not true, Senator. That is not true. That is not what CBO said. I know your talking points. I know the other side’s talking points, but can’t we just say look we’ve got to do something in this country. This is going to bankrupt us, and you people up there who are supposed to be representing us are making it perfectly clear, you are going to sit in your corners with your own talking points, and we are going to lose. We’re going to get nothing, and it’s clear we’re not."

Unfortunately I don't have time to do a full transcript this morning.  Shep early in the video shows his disgust at the Republicans constantly asking to start over. But I fully encourage folks to watch it and if someone else can do a transcript that would be awesome.

UPDATE First the obligatory thanks for the Rec. Secondly, I want to make a point I didn't have time to do before. I think that even if some of what Smith says makes you squirm in this clip, I don't that puts a big caveat on what he is saying. Keep in mind we are not FOX's audience and the FOX audience needs to see a Repub exposed as having no clothes and that is exactly what he did.  Sure he talked against reconciliation an equated the Dems with Pubbies, but the main crux was aimed t the GOP BS.

Originally posted to Gangster Octopus on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 09:24 AM PST.

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