A Limerick For Lamar

As Steve Benen points out, we’ve already tried incrementalism. Nonetheless, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) keeps asserting that Congress can’t pass major legislation and should instead do things in bits and pieces.

Of course, Lamar and his fellow Republicans would say and do just about anything to prevent Democrats from passing comprehensive health care reform.

Lamar has earned himself a limerick:

A Limerick For Lamar
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Incremental reforms are the best,
Claims Lamar in support of his quest.
Sweeping change is too hard,
Says this Sen. to retard
All our health reform progress. Quelle peste!

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One Response to “A Limerick For Lamar”

  1. The BoBo says:

    You’re right – incrementalism has never worked. Personally, I believe they just need to scrap the whole thing and do what is really needed – provide access to affordable health care – not mandate a consumer product. I’m sure if this government were serious about health care – they would take insurance off the table entirely and just work on lowering the costs of health care. Providing insurance to everyone does not accomplish that task.