Thursday, May 27, 2010

Collective Ineptitude

If the "real" emergency facing the country is the growing national debt rather than expiring unemployment benefits, as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has said, why doesn't he and his fellow-lawmakers forego their salaries and benefit packages until every American who wants to work has found a job?
If Congress wants to scale down or cut off unemployment benefits, why not stop their own salaries first – which we pay, by the way – until every American can put food on the table for their families and children? Why should the so-called lawmakers be allowed to live comfortably off the backs of their constituents while people are going bankrupt, losing their homes or suffering without health insurance?

At this point, every last member of Congress makes me sick. They are socially retarded, out of touch with reality and the common people. Why doesn't someone – anyone - get off their ass and speak the truth for a change?

God forbid they should go without. I'm sure none of them have to worry about where to sleep tonight, or stress over what's going to be on the dinner table for their families.

Tit for Tat

Republicans have always been ultra-sensitive to the criticism launched at George W. Bush during Hurricane Katrina. Bush's non-responsive actions during the crisis nearly five years ago marked the lowest point of his so-called presidency, aside from engaging the United States in the Iraq War.

Rather than expressing sincere concern about the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, right-wingers such as congressman Mike Pence from Indiana couldn't wait to get on television to bemoan "the lack of response from the Obama administration." Others stated that the oil spill is "Obama's Katrina."

From Paul Krugman at the New York Times:

"…Much of the press floated the idea that this was "Obama's Katrina" despite the fact that the administration responded as quickly as anyone could reasonably have expected, and anyway there wasn't much it could do.

What I didn't quite expect, however, was the extent of revisionism I'm seeing about Katrina itself. Again and again, I'm seeing people claiming that tales of Bush administration failure were just a falsehood spread by the liberal media, that those left-wing crazies were blaming Bush for an act of God…"

For once, I wish the right-wing would display just a smidge of real concern instead of jumping on the "take-a-stab-at-Obama" bandwagon.

They are profoundly pathetic and utterly transparent.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Speaking Volumes

This man typifies the true right-wing:
Paul is just dumb enough to open his mouth and say what he thinks, unlike some of his GOP counterparts. Most right-wingers at least have the sense not to spew their hateful and intolerant rhetoric, knowing it will repulse the majority of informed voters.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ironic Truths

The ironic truth:
Can you imagine the hellacious furor from right wing-nuts if the majority of teabaggers were African-American and carried loaded guns to their public rallies?

Thanks for the link via Rebecca's Pocket.