Friday, November 06, 2009

A Pathetic Postscript to Yesterday's Tea Party . . .

Apparently there was a "revolution" in Washington, D.C. yesterday led by that fearless warrior Congresswoman from Minnesota Michele Bachmann. And I missed it! Darn! -- I love a good revolution - although, truth be told, I usually just end up sitting around in the beer garden quaffing some suds, eatin' some hot wings and just shooting the bull with my fellow revolutionaries. Lol.

Anyhow . . .

Shortly after noon, Bachmann led a contingent of GOP right-wingers, including Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rep Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), to greet the teabaggers waving their health care reform is like the Holocaust signs.

Bachmann declared that “revolution” was a good thing.

The event was both comical and a sad spectacle of the current state of the Republican Party. Rep. Akin stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, first declaring that it “drives liberals crazy,” and then proceeded to botch it, by forgetting to say “indivisible” before “with liberty, and justice for all.”

Rep. Boehner with his day-glow orange tan then stood to show his patriotism, by holding up a pocket-size copy of the constitution, only to start reciting from the Declaration of Independence. Boehner said, he would pledge to “stand here with our Founding Fathers, who wrote in the pre-amble: ‘We hold these truths to be self evident …” Oh, boy.

According to Politico, Michael Steel explained Boehner’s gaffe by saying, “Both texts are vital to the liberty beloved by every American.” Ok, then.

And that pretty much sums up how shallow your modern day conservative movement is doesn't it? They love to wrap themselves in the flag and the Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance and make lofty proclamations about how they, and only they, are the real Americans and the bestest of all the best patriots.

However the reality based truth of the matter is this --- The Constitution, The Pledge of Allegiance, The Declaration of Independence --- the flag --- are all nothing more than stage props to these phony assholes. Words like "revolution" and "liberty" are mere talking points.

As the writer of this article so aptly observed -- what a sad and comical spectacle the Republican party has become. And they owe it all to the likes of Michele Bachmann, Steve King, Virginia Foxx, and Todd Akin along with media support from Rush, Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, Coulter, Fox News ---- and with a big assist from a gutless mainstream media that is so beholden to corporate interests that they have ceased to be a relevant cog in the machinery of a well functioning Democracy.

Yep -- sad and comical.

Just saying . . .


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