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Example No. 4,589,019 of Republican hypocrisy:

This morning Fox & Friends hosted Fox Business reporter John Stossel who had something to say about lawyers: They do more harm than good. In fact, Fox didn't even use the famous question mark as in "Lawyers: More harm than good? (question mark)" They just labeled it as fact: Lawyers: More harm than good. (period).

Stossel's evidence for this stance was based on two points:  

  1. Unnecessary and overly wordy warning labels that state the obvious and are a result of frivolous lawsuits (i.e. Warning: Coffee is hot) and;
  1. The lack of "loser pay" laws in this country. The basic premise, according to Stossel, is that if someone sues someone else and loses, there is not a law in place that requires the loser to pay the winner's court fees.

Here's the kicker and what made me want to kick my TV: Stossel's argument for why such a law should exist? Because EVERY OTHER developed country has such a law on the books, which shows how behind and antiquated we are on this issue. To this the Fox & Friends heads nodded and smiled in agreement, affirming this point.

Hmmmm....where I have I heard that argument before?

Oh right, during the health care debate when our side pointed out that EVERY OTHER developed country provides universal health care, which shows how behind and antiquated we are on that issue. But of course in that instance we were called a bunch of evil socialists who wanted to turn America into Europe.

Hypocrisy from the GOP: who knew?

Originally posted to ErinW43 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:05 AM PDT.

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