Well, I can't think of any way to satirize this that wouldn't just be redundant,
so have at it
A member of the House Tea Party caucus said Republicans are rallying behind Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the payroll tax cut standoff, calling him “William Wallace” in their "'Braveheart' moment.”
Speaking Monday on Fox News, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) suggested contrary to reports that the Tea Party wing of the party is forcing Boehner’s hand, his colleagues are actually rallying to defend the Speaker of the House. [...]
“Out of 75 responses, there may have been one person that thought it was OK that we would put the fight off until two months from now,” he continued. “Everybody else said, 'Look, this is a 'Braveheart' moment. You, Mr. Speaker, are our William Wallace. Let’s rush to the fight. Get us back to Washington, let’s get to our work and we’re doing that.''"
A "Braveheart" moment, eh? Oh, so many directions to go. But yes: This is, according to Rep. Gingrey, the defining moment of his generation. You can take their payroll tax cuts—but you cannot take their, um, expedited schedule for approval for the Keystone XL pipeline! Or, you know, that other stuff!
P.S. Braveheart died.
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