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Buyer’s Remorse?

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And now, we can all relax and enjoy the fruits of last November’s labors…

  • Wowwwww: State of Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley (r-…Christians?) post-inauguration speech, minute two:  “Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister…”  Seriously, fastest foot-in-the-mouth ever?
  • Here’s to keeping the discourse civil: Yesterday, the new republican-led House of Representatives wasted their time on a purely symbolic vote and passed the cleverly-titled “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act”.  Just following the lead of AT LEAST…1 in 4 Americans…who support their efforts.  Can’t get enough of that good old “job-killing” meme republicans have been repeating over and over…and over?  Let John Stewart tear it apart for you…    
  • Taking some time to honor the spirit of Joe McCarthy: You know what we need to improve relations with the Muslim community, both at home and abroad?  Well, probably not rep. Steve King’s (r-NY and new Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee) highly-publicized upcoming hearings on the “radicalization of Muslims in America”.  This will be good…
  • Tea Party relishes new, more civil role in political discourse: Tea Party Nation Founder, Judson Phillips, raises the bar:  “In 2008, Obama even received campaign contributions from Gaza (I.e. Hamas). So where does a corrupt, unpopular President from the party of treason go for reelection cash? China, of course.”  Clearly, Obama is just jealous of the success of the secretive, foreign-funded Chamber of Commerce in catapulting the republican party to victory last fall.
  • No one is more persecuted than Sarah Palin: In the wake of a mass shooting involving a prominent politician, criticism from anyone in the media of Ms. Palin’s use of violent imagery to “target” democratic politicians in the midterm election campaign is “blood libel“.  Criticism of her use of the term blood libel is, of course, simply “the latest round of an ongoing pogrom against conservative thinkers.”  Where does the term “blood libel” come from?  Never heard of a “pogrom?”  Yeahhhhh…thats where we are folks…
  • Michelle Bachmann (r-MN) – unclear on how it works: So, efforts to repeal health care reform running into some obstacles are they?  I guess the next step is to repeal…the President and Senate!!  Oh, Michelle…what would we do without you?

Let the good times roll…


Written by D. Heffernan

January 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm

The House of republicans

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Ahhhhh…just finished basking in the warm glow of the holidays, the exuberance of New Years’ Eve and the (relative) triumphs of the lame duck, post-“shellacking” 111th congressional session – DADT Repeal, 9/11 Responders Health Care Bill, Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, Middle Class Tax Cut (oh right, and Uber-rich Folks Tax Cut too).  Nice…

But today is a new day.   This is the first week of the “new” republican-controlled House of Representatives.  Yes, the forces of Mordor have seized control, ushered in by a remarkably forgetful voting population, riding the Tea Party/lunatic fringe wave…and they’ve got a mandate…well, kind of.

So here’s some good times to watch for in 2011:

1.  Health Care ReformWeeper of the House John Boehner’s (r-TX) top priority – deficit reduction.  First order of business – repeal health care reform…at cost of $230 billion.  Wait for it…”H.R. II – Repealing the Job Killing Health Reform Act”…yeah, that’s the official name

2.  Global Warming: Since incoming chairman, Jim Sensenbrenner (r-WI), voted against the creation of the House Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and led a “delegation” of global warming skeptics to climate talks in Kyoto and Copenhagen, the committee was disbanded on the first day of the new session.  Second order of business:  don’t let the EPA regulate greenhouse gases (and never mind the 2007 Supreme Court decision granting the EPA that authority).  So, if you thought we didn’t make much progress in the last two years…you a’int seen nothing yet.

3.  Darrell Issa (r-CA): Stay tuned for EVERYTHING-Gate.  With the prospects of his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee looming large in late October, Issa told Rush Limbaugh that Obama is “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.”  So, get ready for an onslaught of investigations, and hearings…we’re talkingWikiLeaks-Gate, Fannie Mae-Gate (why didn’t Obama blame the poor?), Regulation-Gate (why all the job-killing environmental, health and safety regulations?), Afghanistan-Gate, walking-the-dog-Gate, playing-with-the-kids-Gate, Quitting-Smoking-Gate…

4.  Steve King (r-IA): Just wait until this guy gets started.  Yes, the new head of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law is a tad on the scary side.  Some notable quotes:

  • “Every time we give amnesty for an illegal alien, we deport a liberal.”
  • We should electrify the border fence because “we do that with livestock all the time”

5.  Louis Gohmert (r-TX):  New chairman of Subcomittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security.   Terror Babies…need I say more?

And that’s just a small taste of what’s to come…oh my, its going to be a fun 2 years!!!

Written by D. Heffernan

January 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm