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RE: GOP targets python rule

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Posted by: natsamjosh at Thu Sep 15 13:23:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by natsamjosh ]  
   

>>"But repealing the snake transport rule "is not the kind of bold, bipartisan solution Americans are looking for to help the economy," he said.”
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>>This was a statement made by Representative Cummings (D-MD). What this "political speak" essentially translates to is "I am sorry to hear that this rule will bankrupt you, your family, and thousands of others (and turn them into potential felons), but most Americans are generally afraid of or don't like snakes, so therefore that is reason enough to pass the rule, and it does not matter that it is fundamentally flawed, unscientific, and goes against several of Obama's EO's. We need to pander to the ophidiophobes of America...

I didn't expect anything different from the Democrats. While it may be trivial, though, did it bother anyone else that at least two of the Republicans (during the oversight hearing) prefaced their questions to Mr. Barker with something like, "I certainly don't share your passion for snakes..."? Why even say that? How about, "That's a very unique hobby/business you have, one day I'd like to learn more about it and the animals you love." ?

Neither side seemed very interested in the veracity of the science, which is really sad. (Didn't the President say he was going to bring science to the forefront??) IMO, that is the crux of the matter. They all want to turn it solely into a "business vs. the environment" narrative.


   

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