Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stay Classy, Mike Huckabee

In case we hadn't figured it out by now, I think it tells us everything we need to know about the soulless planarians who rally under conservatard and/or Republitard banners, that if you heard about a nameless someone mentioning that, under Obamacare, Ted Kennedy would have been told to "go home to take pain pills and die" during his last year of life, most of us would have rattled through at least a dozen or so names before guessing the correct, um, person -- Mike Huckabee.

As it happens, Huckabee made his remarks shortly after he derided Democrats for using Kennedy's death to make the pitch that "Congress must hurry and pass the health care reform bill and do it in his memory,"

"That not only defies good taste," said Huckabee, "it defies logic."

How the hell would he know about either of those things? Good thing Huckabee and his fellow partiers have been vigilant against crass politicization of Kennedy's passing. Good thing also that, per usual, the nearly filibuster-proof Democrats will just pin their legs behind their ears and take it.

1 comment:

exella said...

"per usual, the nearly filibuster-proof Democrats will just pin their legs behind their ears and take it."

Take what? I presume you mean "things they don't want"...?

I think we need to quit fooling ourselves (and nearly all progressives seem to be doing it.)

We keep saying Dems are weak and they cave, as if they _want_ to represent us, as if they _want_ the things we want, and are just somehow ineffectual. They'll keep wearing that craven mask as long as we buy it (and it takes a low-down coward to be willing to wear that mask. They're willin.)

Fact is, most Dems _don't_ want what progressives want, they could give a shit. They want what the corporados that stuff them with cash want, whatever that is at the moment. Most of them are as deceitful and dishonorable as the repugs are.

We gotta stop thinking of these people as our 'friends' who are just weak. Unless they really fight for what we want they are _not our friends_.

It's gotta start with public-only financing of campaigns (and btw netroots less-than-$2k-per-individual _is_ public financing too.)

(Yeah, and who's gonna make that happen?.... It appears to me that we're fkd.)