Epic Quote of the Day

During the debate on Florida's abortion ultrasound bill (which, despite Dem efforts to block it from coming to a vote, got brought and voted on and passed Friday), Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, said the following:

Members, we constantly hear that this chamber is all about small government. The only thing this body has proven in the last six years is how this Legislature defines small government — six years ago this Legislature wanted government so small that it could fit down a tube into an individual woman's throat named Terri Schiavo; this decade we have shown time and again that you want government so small that it can fit under someone's bedroom door; and members, this year you are showing that you want government so small that it could fit between a woman's leg and into her uterus. It's not the small government that anyone wants.  

I have never heard it put so beautifully, so succinctly.  I want to send this man flowers.  This is what we have been saying again and again: Republicans claim to want "small government", except for when it comes to interfering in the lives of people who are making choices they disagree with.  And that's not small government at all.  That's hypocrisy.


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