Wednesday, September 9, 2009
THE GREAT UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF OUR CENTURY - THE CHARACTER OF OUR COUNTRY
Watching President Obama eloquently clear up all the lies and half truths that the demagogues and distortionists of the right have done their best through the month of August to disseminate and it does my heart good to see the republicans sit on their dead asses throughout.
It becomes more and more clear that the democrats are going to have to go it alone. Now the question becomes will they grow a pair and get it done.
I particularly appreciated the fact that President Obama is willing to "call you out" if you put politics above the good of this country.
His salute to Ted Kennedy was deeply touching whether you liked the man or not - God knows Ted Kennedy was not a perfect man - a drinker, a philanderer, but a man who dedicated his life to the American people.
"We did not come here to fear the future." It was a broad and forward thinking speech.
Then up steps Representative (LORD) Charles Boustany, to give the republican answer, who cries about the terrible debt this country is in. Who got us into that debt Mr. Boustany? How about the political party that lied to America and got us into war in Iraq.
Then, in an attempt to make the president's speech yet another "town hall", South Carolina's Joe Wilson, (pictured above with the shit eating grin) after Obama emphasized that health coverage would not be extended to foreigners in country, yelled out "That's a lie!"
That's the republicans acting as one would expect. Boorishly!
Hey Joe! As Barney Frank so eloquently put it on Rachel Maddow's show, paraphrasing Jim Croce:
"You don't tug on Superman's cape
you don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim (or Barack)"
I think tomorrow when I can finally get on Wilson's web site (tonight he's down with too much traffic, (all complimentary, I'm certain!) that is what I will start my letter with. And I will end with "Is that all you've got???)
This morning I found this comment on last night's falderal in the congressional chambers (too good not to share):
After studyin' a closeup, of them papers repubs was wavin' 'round, it was revealed that it was a new list of public restroom 'hotspots'.......