Fetuses, flood insurance and the political ability to make lemons out of lemonade

By Megan Carpentier
Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:36 EDT
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Yesterday, I appeared on RT America’s “The Alyona Show” to talk about Sen. Ran Paul’s (R-KY) efforts to amend a flood insurance bill to include language definining fetuses as people, thus making abortion illegal.

After, we spoke in brief about today’s expected decision about the Affordable Care Act, which came down in favor of retaining the individual mandate, albeit not because of the Commerce Clause. My prediction was that, no matter what happened, both sides would find a way to spin it to the benefit of their political party. And, surprise! In a vociferous defense on his Twitter feed and in an article at The Weekly Standard, conservative writer Jay Cost already proved me right.

The best way to make predictions is to assume the people’s whose job it is to spin stuff will spin it.

And then there’s the part about why everyone hates Congress!

Watch the video, first uploaded by The Alyona Show on June 28, 2012, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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