I'm So Proud to be an American
...but I'd be prouder to be a right wing terrorist so I could get a pat on the head from my Congressman.
Actual exchange between Congressman Pete Herger (R-Hamas) and a supporter:
“I am a proud right wing terrorist,” he declared to cheers.
Herger praised the man’s attitude.
“Amen, God bless you,” Herger said with a broad smile. “There is a great American.”
Sounds like Herger was channeling John Boner or maybe Tom Coburn in egging on these right wing assholes in their various and sundry lunacies.
Elsewhere, Herger said in typical Republican Apocalyptic doublespeak that Obama's watered-down, public option-less, non universal single payer health care that's been taken over by the Gang of Six and the GOP in general bill would a "threat to democracy."
And we're expected to lose seats to these clueless clowns in next year's election?
Small wonder Obama's seriously thinking of freezing out the Republicans in the health care bill negotiations and going for a partisan vote. But it may be far too late. Whether the bill passes with or without Republican cooperation, the American public is going to skeptical about it to say the least.
I'm just amazed that Obama's patience with these assholes had lasted this long. Think of us giving away almost half the stimulus spending bill earlier this year in order to buy three Republican votes that didn't even matter. The only way to get these obstructionist pricks to listen is to freeze them out the way Nancy Pelosi did in the House in the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress when the Democrats passed a raft of progressive legislation to show how smoothly a one party system of government can run.
But these Republican assholes have got to go. It's one thing to provide a check and balance to one party but to openly embrace self-described terrorists as "great Americans" and to encourage the childish, neanderthal behavior that we've been seeing from these bellowing, teabagging astroturfers should alone earn them censures if not articles of impeachment.
(Tip o' the tinfoil hat to Jill Hussein at B@B.)