Albert Einstein once said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Republicans in the House would disagree with Mr. Einstein. They do it to make sure that the country knows what they are thinking.
Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.
As the video of the hearing shows, instead of allowing me to explain how common industry practices contribute to the dwindling number of small businesses being able to offer coverage, Rep. Blackburn gave me only one-third of one minute to talk when it was her turn to ask questions.
In the wake of the current president remarking that he has occasionally gone skeet shooting at Camp David, there appears to be a Skeet Shooting Truther, or "Skeeter," movement picking up steam on the far-right.
MSNBC routinely runs a banner at the bottom of their screen, with the headline "War on Women," and Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to talk about the "Republican war on women." I can't see the all-white male ticket happening this year.
We are told to live within our monetary means, yet, rather than being told to also live within our environmental means, we are encouraged to live outside of them -- as if there is an outside to this planet.
What was remarkable about the House vote today was how the Republicans managed to at once speak in favor of the legislation as helping small business, while ignoring the testimony from those very businesses that opposed it.