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Mike Butler, East Grand Forks, Minn., Published October 07 2013

Letter: Fight Republican elite extremism

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the clinical definition of insane. It must be true. I looked it up 14 times. Then there’s the Republican Ruling Elite (RRE). Before the first attempt, their chance of success was 0.1 percent. With last week’s 42nd swing-and-a-miss, it’s now 0.0 percent. Yet they still can’t accept the reality: Obama will not kill Obamacare. I don’t know at what number it became verified, but at least I know for sure: House Republicans are certifiably nuts.

It’s kinda amusing, though. Whipped into a frenzy by their extremist fringe, fearful they’ll be ousted by someone in their own party even nuttier, the RRE is locked in a circle of rage on the brink of implosion. It’s like watching hundreds of angry people bash their own heads with a baseball bat, over and ...

I really should type “42 times” 42 times just to demonstrate the lunacy of 42 times. But that would be insane, too. But it’s far from surprising. The RRE has been blaming poor people for everything bad since forever. They battled against Social Security (lost), Medicare (lost) and now with Obamacare (lost again), it’s more proof how much they really hate that pesky “promote the general welfare” thingy.

However, if the RRE wants to prove me wrong (I’ll bet ‘no’), all they have to do is revoke the government health care they gave themselves. Then nobody can call them hypocrites.

The RRE’s mantra will remain the same: “I’ve got mine. You can beg, peasant.” I predict these self-inflicted head-smash reruns will continue. So I’m gonna buy stock in Louisville Sluggers and hope this show gets canceled in November 2014.