“Well, I think I’d like to close the gap between rhetoric and reality just for a second here, and that is that Marsha Blackburn with that list of particulars she offered never mentioned the fact that Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency for many years—in fact, most of the last decade.
During none of that time did they ever move those bills, did they ever try any of those things. This is the great hypocrisy of the Republican Party. They do nothing in terms of extending health care to the millions of people uninsured. And every time the Democrats try to do it, whether it’s Harry Truman or it’s Bill Clinton or it’s President Obama, they have all these criticisms and then they’d say, why didn’t you take the Republican approach? They never offer the Republican approach when they have the power.
That’s the great hypocrisy of Marsha Blackburn. She’s been in the Congress now for eight years now. It’s her fourth or fifth term. How come she didn’t offer these many offerings that she had there in that list of hers, which I found rather pushy really because why did she offering things that she could have passed with the Republicans when they were in power? It’s so hypocritical”.