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Boehner’s “Armageddon” vs. Schumer’s “Nuclear Option”

John on March 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm

In addition to Michael Steele’s comment about putting Nancy Pelosi on the “firing line” come November, Democrats are outraged by John Boehner’s use of the word Armageddon to refer to the passage of the health reform bill. When questioned, he said it would “ruin our country.”

Question: How is this significantly different than the use of “nuclear option” by Democrats back in 2005? In case you missed it, Senator Schumer said it this way:

We are on the precipice of a crisis, a constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this Republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option.

Possible Answer 1:  Armageddon is more newsworthy and outrageous because a Republican said it.

Possible Answer 2: Both Armageddon and The Nuclear Option are violent metaphors for legislation one party doesn’t like. There’s not much difference at all.

Here’s a hint for Paul Krugman and the rest of the MSM. It’s not answer number one.

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