Charles Grassley, citizenship, Health care, James Inhofe, Lou Dobbs, Obama, police, Professor Gates, racial profiling, racism, Sarah Palin
I do pay attention to the news. I read a few dozen posts a day dealing with various issues before the country. I watch news. So, I’m not uninformed.
Yet I found myself stymied the other day coming upon the term “Birthers.” What the (bleep) did that mean? The Contrarian helped me out. “It’s the nut cases that are continuing to ask for “proof” that Obama is a US citizen.”
Oh, that. I’ve been seeing some of that. Lou Dobbs continues to claim it’s newsworthy all the while saying he personally doesn’t see any efficacy to the allegations. Uhuh. Well, then why are you wasting people’s time dude?
I’ve seen the video of the crazy lady grilling a congressperson all to the applause of the audience of crazy people, finally crying out in anguish, “I want my country back!” Awww, such sore losers, I lament.
Perennial nut case Senator James Inhofe, (R-OK) says, the birthers, “have a point.” What point is that exactly? He of course does not say, because of course there is none.
Along with DeMitt who urges Republicans to thwart the health care bill because it will be Obama’s “Waterloo” and set the stage for Republicans to recapture control of Congress in 2010, Inhofe and others of that ilk continue down the path of obstructionism for party gain.
This causes semi intelligent Republicans to lament, “If the health care bill is completely put down, voters will blame the Republican party.” At least so says Chuck Grassley, (R-IA).
So far, my attitude is let’em go. Nothing is better for Democrats that what is happening now. Keep the Rethugs tied up in knots over “birthers” and saying No for no’s sake for hoped for political gain. That will be seen for what it is and will ensure further gains for the Democrats come 2010.
That is, if the idiots in the Democratic party can get their heads out of said dark space and realize the obvious. Passing health care will help all Democrats period. Even the red dog Democrats can’t hope to benefit from failure, their only hope is in success. If and only if the working and lower middle class sense some relief from their financial burdens will they credit the Democratic party and thus vote for Democrats in vulnerable districts and states.
So as long as Republicans seem hell bent on pandering to the extremely stupid and nutty brained, then Democrats look good by comparison. So bring on the birthers and all that. While you’re at it, spend oodles of time talking and wondering about the political future of Sarah, “The Quitter” non sequitur, Palin. Someone who’s support continues to coalesce around a smaller and smaller base is just where the Rethugs need to spend their time.
More and more Republicans seem like rats, drawn by the silent music of the flute, knowing they are jumping to their death but being unable to break the spell of doom. I say: MORE FLUTES!
It goes without saying that I am SOOOO tired of this Gates affair. The media just drives me nuts with it’s glomming onto “news” that is easy and doesn’t take any effort to run.
This ceased to be an issue about the day after it happened, but they babble about it incessantly under the guise that “this is a conversation America needs to have.” Uhuh, yeah, we been a havin’ it since the early 60’s.
The truth of the matter is, without more, I suspect both men were not acting like adults that night. The type of person drawn to law enforcement is psychologically one who feels powerless. Thus getting a shootin’ iron and “authoritay” are powerful aphrodisiacs to them. They like being obeyed. African American men are tired of being victimized by said swaggerers, and might have a tad of a tendency to react before there is any evidence of slight.
Put the two together, and well, they react like naughty boys, each saying “he said.” The cops always win, since they got the above stated weaponry and restraints and the power of arrest.
And let me set one record straight. When the media claims that said Sargent was a trainer on the issue of “avoiding racial profiling,” that needs to be explained. What it means is he was teaching others how to mask their behavior so that it couldn’t legally be defined as racial profiling, and thus be thrown out of court. That’s what “avoiding 4th amendment complaints” means as well.