Republican Violence In The Name of God!

The holier than thou Republicans are showing their true colors with their latest violent actions and rhetoric. Here is a clip from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, hosted by Larry O’Donnell.

What is wrong with this picture when people who supposedly value the “sanctity of life” hurl death threats and wish death upon people because of a vote to help mostly poor people get access to health care. Are these “good Christians” saying this shit? Religion in this country has become so bastardized, especially since they’ve infiltrated politics, that they actually seem to justify their violent actions and rhetoric with their religious beliefs. Gihad anyone? These are the real terrorists within our country. Let’s lock them up and waterboard them, give them a taste of their own medicine. Arghhhhhhhhh.

Nancy Pelosi – The Best Speaker in History!

Nancy Pelosi has shown that she is perhaps the best Speaker of the House this country has ever had. If you look at what she accomplished in the face of the most organized and well funded campaign to both kill the bill and mislead the American people with blatant lies, exaggerations and misrepresentations. She was taking arrows from both the right and the left, but she kept on going, kept on pushing and delivered the votes to pass the most comprehensive reform of health care in our history. Sure it isn’t what us liberals wanted, but it is a vast improvement over the status quo and it lays a foundation that can be improved over time.

I’ve been observing politics since 1972 when I was 10 years old, working for George McGovern passing out flyers and stuffing envelopes. I learned most of what I know about the process from my late, incredible mother who I plan to introduce to readers of this blog in the future. She was the greatest mother in the history of the world and a C-Span junkie after she semi-retired as a probate specialist in my step-fathers law firm. We used to watch the House of Representatives together and talk politics. I remember being very impressed with Nancy Pelosi back then, I joked to my mom that she was pretty hot too. :) My mother was too cool for words, I miss her terribly but know she’s with me everyday. She would be so proud of Nancy Pelosi both as a woman and an American.

The awesome Booman has a post up about Nancy and below is an excerpt, go read the whole thing, Booman never disappoints.

However, truth be told, the one person who deserved the vast bulk of the credit that health care reform of any kind was passed, and who gives us the best chance of future changes to improve those reforms will be implemented is our nation’s first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

When nearly everyone else in the Senior Democratic leadership (i.e, the males for the most part, including Obama, Rahm, Reid, Hoyer, etc.) were wavering and back-tracking in the face of the relentless opposition by Republicans and right wing talk show hosts, the disinformation about reform spread by industry lobbyists and our gutless so-called liberal news media, the ham handed intimidation tactics of the “Tea Party” town hall protests and the opposition of faithless Blue Dog Democrats, it was “the woman” who held fast and kept pushing for reform.

I have to add that another thing that makes me know that Nancy Pelosi is very effective and powerful is the hatred that Republicans have for her. She must be doing something right. I particularly like the idea that because she is a woman, that makes those white, misogynistic, republican males crazy. Nancy never backs down to them and in fact, stands up to them and beats them down. Kudos to you, Nancy, you will go down in history as one of the great Speakers in our history.

The Sky is Falling – Oh No!

It’s a light blogging Tuesday for me, it’s my busy day in the real world. Watching the Republicans hyperventilating is pretty fun. They brainwashed themselves into thinking all sorts of untruths about the Health Care Reform bill, don’t believe yourself, you lie. I can certainly understand simple people who allow themselves to be brainwashed by Rush and Glenn and the gang, but normally thinking people who are educated, can read and even think a little bit are buying into this bullshit. Some of it is politics, of course, but it seems like some really believe what they are saying even in the face of evidence that is contrary. It is some sort of mental illness, really. I frequently find myself feeling sorry for these people, it must be rough not being able to hold two thoughts in your head or to be in denial when presented with the facts. The “dumbification” of America is proceeding nicely. More in future posts about the moronic Republican Party.

Republicans Grasping for Straws!

We got a preview on Morning Joke today about how the Republicans and Lawrence O’Donnell (who is bitter that he couldn’t get HCR passed during the Clinton years) think they can still kill the bill. It is based on the rule regarding reconciliation where it can’t have an impact on Social Security. Well, apparently the boneheads think that because people’s health care insurance premiums will go down, they may actually get a raise in their incomes and therefore will pay more FICA taxes. That is one flimsy connection between the bill and Social Security. Heaven forbid people’s incomes would go up, I’m sure they would rather their incomes stay flat just so they don’t have to pay more FICA. :)  Now I guess the tea partiers may go for that reasoning, but I tend to doubt that the parliamentarian in the Senate will. And even if he does go for it, Vice President Biden has the final say on the matter. Lawrence likes to throw out, but it has never happened in the history of the Senate……there’s no time like the present, right. This health care battle has revealed all sorts of “it never has happened” and I really doubt that the administration is going to let a minor detail or a senate rule derail this bill now. Onward!

The Death of the Tea Party, A Day of Celebration!

Lee Papa, The Rude Pundit often says it better than anyone and he nails it on the head again with this piece about the future of the Tea Party. Here is my favorite part of his excellent post.

Here’s what’s going to happen after the vote on the reconciliation bill in the House on Sunday: Almost every Tea Partier who was out there protesting will go the fuck away. They will devote whatever energy they have left to posting comments on blogs and Facebook pages. Their leaders, desperate to still be relevant and still draw a paycheck, will try to come up with some other phantom issue to whip up enthusiasm. But once it passes, no one will give a shit except the people it helps. The Civil War won’t be re-fought. The Constitution won’t be shredded. One or two states might try to force their misinterpretation of the 10th Amendment. Soon, Beck and Hannity and Michele Bachmann and Steve King will discover another Republic-ending crisis, probably immigration reform, and we’ll start the magical cycle all over again.

Meanwhile, those poor, ignorant bitches and bastards in the photo up there will shuffle home, curse the process, and, like good corporate tools, continue to suck down fast food and sodas and buy shit they don’t need because it’s cheaply made in China and sold at Wal-Mart and proudly drive gas-devouring vehicles and keep their children stupid and tell themselves that they aren’t the problem, no, they are the solution, wondering how to fill the desperate couple of hours between the end of Limbaugh’s radio show and the start of Beck’s TV rants, despising those who are attempting to do something for them and their neighbors, wondering where their country went, when, after all, this is where it’s gone.

Is immigration the next issue to get the racist, hateful, unpatriotic tea partiers riled up? Seems like a good fit for their agenda.