Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Alan Grayson Redux: Teaching Vid for Those Obnoxious DINOS

Congressman Grayson, a Harvard graduate who grew up in a working class union household, understands the struggles with healthcare of blue collar low income, working, and middle class Americans.

That's right. This is addressed directly to Max Baucus, Kent Conrad, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, and every unnamed "Democratic" senator who opposes the public option; in the House, to the so-called Blue Dogs (I prefer to call them Blue Dinosaurs, DINOS for short).

Watch this and see what it takes to be the people's representative from the Democratic Party in the great tradition of FDR, Truman, and the Kennedys: John, Bobby, and Ted.

Listen up, DINOS. As President Obama likes to say, this is a teachable moment. Having a (D) before your name doesn't make you a Democrat. You still have time to vote like a Democrat. Vote for a healthcare reform bill with a robust public option. If you do not, there are many impressive Democratic candidates lining up to take your place. Believe it.

Diseased PIG Announces Intent to Purchase St. Louis RAMS

The would-be RAMS owner last spotted (below) trolling terrified shoppers for Oxycontin.

RAMS Front Office Immediately Quarantines Team Against Swine Flu!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Quotable Krugman: The Politics of Spite

Paul Krugman of the New York Times, commenting on the spiteul cheers that erupted at the offices of Bill Kristol's Weekly sub-Standard when news came that the U.S. was eliminated as host country for the 2016 Olympics, as usual hit the nail on the head:
For one thing, we learned that the modern conservative movement, which dominates the modern Republican Party, has the emotional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.

As for the Republican campaign against healthcare reform, Krugman explains their "scorched-earth tactics":
The key point is that ever since the Reagan years, the Republican Party has been dominated by radicals — ideologues and/or apparatchiks who, at a fundamental level, do not accept anyone else’s right to govern.

Mayor Daley Reacts to Chicago's Losing Olympic Bid

He's baack ... this is silly stuff, I know, but it cracks me up ...