August 13, 2009
Oooh. Tim Kaine Is Looking Out For Me.
Why do those darned wingnuts insist on fomenting partisan discord at a time when all real Americans who care about what's good for this nation should be pulling together as one?
Special interests who profit from the status quo are spreading brazen lies that stir up anger, and Republican leaders are chiming in with over-the-top rhetoric that detracts from the public debate.
Why can't those people be civil? You know, like we are?
Town hall protesters are “evil-mongers,” says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — Reid coined the term in a speech to an energy conference in Las Vegas this week and repeated it in an interview with Politics Daily.
Oh well, some folks never learn. Even when you do your best to show them the right path.
I have to say that I agree with Governor Kaine:
It's a perfect example of "the old politics of fear and division" that President Obama talked about during his campaign. But there is too much at stake, too many Americans facing rising health care costs and shrinking paychecks, for us to let the politics of yesterday prevail.
The last thing opponents of reform want is a positive, civil debate. They know they'll lose on the merits, so they're turning to lies and division. It's up to us to expose each distortion for what it is: a lie, plain and simple. If we do that, we'll better our politics -- and bring badly-needed reform.
I swear that if this nonsense did not already exist in such plentiful supply, I'd have to make it up.
Remember, folks: the goal is to have a positive, civil debate. I'll be in the bar. Just after I alert the irony police.
Posted by Cassandra at August 13, 2009 06:16 PM
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You know it's only acceptable when "they" do it. Right?
(Yeah, I know: color me facetious...)
Posted by: camojack at August 14, 2009 03:43 AM
The Progressive/Nutroot's BVD's are in a twist/tuck due to non-nutroots turning their own tactics, and more than a couple of Alinski's rules, back on them.
Perhaps M'lady might consider a contest thread based on who the characters in the film cross over to in today's D.C. palaces of intrigue.
*diabolical laughter echoes through the intertubes*
Posted by: bt_d'Escargot_hun at August 14, 2009 08:48 AM
Let's focus our attention on Ezekiel Emanuel, putative health ethicist and brother to Rahm Emanuel. Why would anyone, much less Obama appoint this Kavorkian clone to anything remotely related to health care planning?
Many people were not taught about eugenicists in school but now they understand intuitively that it is the true evil. Cutting the weak ones out of the herd (writhing maggots) of humanity:
[A] substantial fraction of humanity today is behaving as if it would like to create such a world. It is behaving as if it were engaged in a contest to test nature's willingness to support humanity and, if it had its way, it would not rest content until the earth were covered completely and to a considerable depth with a writhing mass of human beings, much as a dead cow is covered with a pulsating mass of maggots."
John Holdren as our Science Czar scares most people with his channeling Harrison Brown's Challenge of Man's Future. Apparently there are too many of us and the writhing mass must be culled.
These people have no place in a society that honors "Certain Inalienable rights." If that isn't scary enough, Holdren has ties to Harvard and the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy.
No wonder 'Granny' is scared and Palin fears for her son Trig's future under these bureaucrats who would presumably exempt.
Posted by: vet66 at August 14, 2009 09:31 AM
At the bar? Make mine a double, and one for the Pricess over there too. Jeremiah Weed, straight up. Water on the side.
Hoists glass - "To the greatest nation on earth, and the patriots who bought and paid for it all. Let us not sully their memory by allowing ourselves to be subjugated by ignorant mobs. It cost too much to get this far. We cannot go back."
The line is drawn, and the stakes are high. Speak the truth without fear. Defend the truth. Honor those who defend your rights to speak the truth. And never lose faith.
See Dimmitt's Flag? That is how it must be - that we would cut off our own arm before surrendering. http://www.freerepublic.com/~rightlybiased/
Remember that faith is the thing that keeps you going when your head says its wrong but your heart says it's right.
And Churchill - "Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."
In a fighting mood. It's a sheepdog day. Even for an old sheepdog!
Posted by: Kbob in Katy at August 14, 2009 10:38 AM
HE. Fire for effect. All guns fire at will!!!
Posted by: Kbob in Katy at August 14, 2009 10:40 AM
HEY! WHAT'D I DO?
Posted by: Will at August 14, 2009 01:09 PM
Yanno, it's a good thing this didn't occur when I was on the board of Catholic Charities of Kansas City, Kansas, and Governor Kaine's father was President of the board.
I would have been naughty at board meetings.
Posted by: NRA-ILA card carrying Neanderthal at August 14, 2009 04:48 PM
Chortle chortle. "naughty at meetings"....a 16" 50 cal broadside from 9 guns of an Iowa class (BB-61) battleship would be a fitting demonstration.
San Francisco would be a good spot. Where is SFN's orifi..I mean OFFICE???
Still in the mood for a fair fight. One where I win based on superior firepower. That makes it fair. I win. Ask Obumbler.
Posted by: kbob in Katy at August 14, 2009 05:55 PM