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Some of These People Will Never Learn/Change and In Fact May Be Getting Worse

by Abby Zimet

Calling the House "an outpost (for) the priorities of the American people" - though he declines to specify in which century - amidst an otherwise hopelessly commie government, John Boehner has appointed 19 white guys to chair 19 House committees. Not just any white guys, notes ThinkProgress, but rabidly right-wing guys who hold radical positions on the issues they will be legislating. Thus, a Koch-Brothers-and-oil-funded climate change skeptic will head Science, Space and Technology, a Wall Street tool who has called Medicaid and Medicare "cruel Ponzi schemes" will head Financial Services, an Islamaphobe and xenophobe who wants the whole country to institute Arizona's "papers please" immigration policy will head Foreign Affairs. Etc. Have any of these people heard that change happens? Rachel Maddow is alternately amused and discouraged.

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