HOT BLAST: Green eggs, ham and politics
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Twenty-plus hours is a long time to talk. Even when you are on a super-serious mission, a la Ted Cruz, the talker is bound to need a little help, a little source material.

In his anti-Obamacare marathon (non-filibuster) talk, read from Dr. Seuss yesterday. Let's go to the video:



Proving that no matter, regardless of size or scale, is immune to debate in our divided politics, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., responded this morning. Talking Points Memo reports

"I thought it was interesting that Ted Cruz used 'Green Eggs and Ham,'" McCaskill said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I went to the University of Missouri, I did not go to Harvard, but my daughter texted me this morning and said 'Mom, does he not know the point of the story?' It's that you can't knock things until you try it."

Matt Yglesias makes the same point

The Democrats' bet on the Affordable Care Act is that it's like green eggs and ham—they're convinced the public will like it when they try it.

Conservatives like Cruz claim that this is wrong. That Americans will taste the green eggs and ham and they're going to hate it. But their actions speak otherwise. They're desperate to repeal the law before it's implemented.



OK, it's a fair response. However, we'd prefer to judge Cruz's reading in a different light. Points to the junior senator from Texas for his choice of reading material. In terms of delivery, however, this reading by Jesse Jackson plays the notes a little better. Enjoy.

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