Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What's In The Water In The House?

I had a whole other post ready this morning, and then I saw my "illustrious" representative, Jim Clyburn on the tee-vee, talking about Alvin Greene, the certified Democratic Senate candidate from the state of South Carolina. I mentioned the other day that Rep. Clyburn was asserting that Alvin Greene is a plant. He expounds upon that assertion here, or should I say, "belief":

Let me understand this. Clyburn didn't SAY Greene was a Republican plant, just that these tactics are the EXACT same ones those mean Republicans use. And, the machines on which we vote here in SC are flawed, deeply flawed machines (with which I actually agree - many of the machines we use in this country are far too susceptible to hacking, a point made by Hand Count Paper Ballots Now). Of course, I am sure Clyburn is not complaining about his own win with those same machines. Just saying. Logic does not seem to be Clyburn's strong suit as he jumps through one hoop after another trying to blame the Republicans yet trying to claim he isn't blaming the Republicans. Yeah, okay, Jim.

Greene's opponent, Vic Rawl, is also claiming there was a software issue, with a "systemic" problem. He has filed a protest against the results.

And then there was Clyburn's take on the $50 billion additional funding Obama wants for "firefighters and teachers." They might as well throw in there "and puppies and kittens and baby ducks!" in their attempts to manipulate the masses. Clyburn must have missed his House leader on Sunday saying there was a beaucoup amount of stimulus money left, and they should use THAT instead of adding to the deficit even more. Here is Majority Leader Hoyer, and Minority Leader Boehner, discussing this very issue:

Clyburn seems to be a bit out of the loop on that one. Oops. Must be his focus on those voting machines with which he seems to have had no problems before, and those evil Republicans who are engaging in nefarious deeds though he has no evidence to support that, except his own belief. Then again, this is the same man who believed the Clintons were racist with zero evidence to support that claim, either, so...

And now to another member of the House of Representatives. That would be NC Rep. Etheridge, he of the assault on the young colleges students on the streets of Washington. Etheridge has now issued an apology for his actions:

Huh. Well, I am glad he apologized. He sure needed to do so. Interesting that he keeps injecting "partisan politics" into the apology, though. I appreciate that he has encountered difficult situations before, but that did not seem to be the issue here. Despite the attempts by the one reporter to keep trying to give him excuses (camera in his face, tired, frustrated, etc., etc.), he would not excuse his behavior. My favorite was the reporter asking if the kids were basically Republican plants...Wow. How about those "partisan politics"?

And how about those faux reporters trying to give this guy an out anyway possible (someone stole your lunch money! You didn't get enough sleep! Someone called you a stupid head earlier!)? Holy cow. Why didn't they just give him a script of their own making, for pete's sake? Though to his credit, Etheridge did not take any of their ready-made excuses for his actions. He is right - it is inexcusable, and he is LUCKY that those kids didn't file charges against him, though I suppose they still could.

I don't know what is in the water in the House of Representatives, but it is some good stuff. Wow.


SFIndie said...

It must be a special kool-aid concoction, Rev, that's all I can think of. Otherwise, I might have to believe that our Congresspeople are a bunch of idiots.

I love that the Dems are all "wee-wee'ed up" (that's a legal term, you know, just ask our fearful leader) about election laws being broken, voter fraud, unreliable voting machines.... didn't seem to bother them when ACORN used those same tactics to help elect the WeeWee In Chief. I wonder if they know the word "hypocrite"? Nah, didn't think so.

So, Bernanke is concerned that there's no "exit strategy" to get out of the deficit mess? Sure there is. Let's show the Dem's the exit door come November. That strategy works for me!

I have one idea that might work. Rather than provide housing subsidies, health care, food stamps, and schooling to illegal entrants, which costs billions of dollars, let's stop rewarding them for breaking the law and use that money instead to keep our teachers, firefighters, and police officers employed. Just a thought.

And Etheridge....I'm glad he apologized, and I'm glad he didn't allow the reporters (and I use that term loosely) to provide excuses for him (I wonder if he beat his wife, would they ask him if it was because she didn't have dinner on the table when he wanted it? or she refused him sex? or the laundry wasn't done? or he was just tired after working hard all day long and she was nagging him?). BUT...he still seemed to be a bit insincere. Just my skewed perception. I haven't had my kool-aid today.

Did you watch the Grand Poobah's speech tonight? Me neither.

Is it Montserrat time yet???

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LOL - no doubt. I don't know if you saw this, but Larry has a post at NQ with Jon Stewart's Mon. night diatribe abt C and what the Dems are trying to pull there. It was REALLY good. As you will see in my latest post, I am going to give Stewart another try...

Did I watch the Whiner in Chief last night? Hell no, my Yankees were on! No way was I going to give Obama 18 minutes of Yankees v. Phillies time (a rematch from the World Series). I am catching plenty of clips from last night as it is - far more than one should, really.

Hey - that is some idea you have there abt the moolah. Along those lines, you are going to LOVE what I saw at Logistics Monster's site. Obama has essentially given back part of AZ to the Mexicans, and not on the border, either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPrl4P9AcrQ

What the hell is WRONG with him, and why are people not storming DC over this?? Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.

Holy shit, SF, I cannot get to Montserrat soon enough. Hopefully, by then, Obama will have waived the Jones Act, told the unions to get over it, and the beaches in Montserrat won't be crapped up as a result of his feet dragging...