Rep. Lynn Jenkins throws rocks at things she wants

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Scenario: Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins asks for a yellow piece of fruit. The grocer gives her a lemon. She throws it against a wall.

Jenkins pulled a similar stunt on Monday, when she released a statement praising Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback for opposing the health-care legislation creeping through the Senate. Jenkins’ statement hit the Republican talking points (increase taxes, federal bureaucrats) and concluded with a call for Congress “to go back to the drawing board and pass reforms to bring down costs and ensure all Americans have access to health care.”

Funny thing about the health-care reform bills Jenkins wants to see crash: They accomplish the very things she says she wants. The House and Senate bills expand coverage and are projected to reduce the deficit over 10 years.

So what gives?

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