Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Party of No (— Good Ideas, that is)

Here's the proof.

Might as well send out the intellectual Chapter 13 notice.

9 comments:

Al said...

From the article: "But Meeks said that Wilson's charge was borne of that sentiment from the town hall anger. "You've never seen those kinds of signs and that kind of language used before," Meeks said. "You didn't see that same kind of language with past presidents.""

Well, sure you did. Harry Reid called Bush a liar at least once. They booed him from the floor of the Congress. And when they wanted him heckled they simply outsourced their efforts to Code Pink . Race baiting makes me sick to my stomach.

al sends

Al said...

Oh, and from the House floor: I am sure this guys was censored cuz the Democrats are all about civility!

al sends

Stan McCullars said...

And if you want examples of President Bush depicted as the Joker, Hitler or a monkey google it. Obama has had it easy.

Rachael Starke said...

Nothing makes me angrier than reading about the relentless, racialist blackmail that the left spews.

If Obama truly was a post-racial president, he'd shut it down.

((Crickets chirping.))

Stan McCullars said...

...blackmail?

I can hear it now: BLACKmail?

Rachael Starke said...

((Gasp))

Oh NO! Now I'll never be able to run for public office!!

CR said...

Well, I'll give President Obama credit where credit is due. At least he didn't turn this into the same racial fiasco like he did with the Gates issue. He just stated he wanted to
on. Speaker Pelosi was also ready to move on but Congressman Clyburn is turning this into a racial issue and being that Pelosi is part of the kook fringe left she is beholden to the kook fringe elements.

For what's worth, Congressman Wilson did technically violate the rules of the House. He apologized to the President (even though the President does lie). I'm glad he refused to publicly apologize to the House and that he is willing to accept the rebuke. Too bad that the democrats didn't abide by the same decorum under President Bush.

Paula said...

RINO Kathleen Parker had a reasonable editorial in the Washington Post about Obama being Joewilsoned:

"Wilson's apparent cognitive lapse reminded me of a favorite story around our house about my impeccably well-mannered husband as a college student. He was listening to his math teacher droning on about what to expect on an upcoming exam, thinking to himself: "Do we have to prove this s---?"

After the bell rang, his classmates approached him with glee, saying, "We can't believe you said that?!" Said what? To my bewildered husband's horror, he had uttered aloud his private thought -- though, thankfully, beyond the professor's hearing.

It happens.

And thus, we have a new addition to the list of proper nouns that have become verbs. To "Borking" and "Nifonging," we may now add "Joewilsoning," as in, "OMG, he Joewilsoned right in the middle of the sermon!"


But alas, in times like these, we must turn to our beloved hoary patriarch, Jimmy Carter:

"Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview Tuesday that Congressman Joe Wilson's "you lie" outburst to President Obama was "based on racism" and that many of the critiques leveled against the president have been made because of his black heritage.

"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man," Carter said in an sit-down with NBC's Brian Williams.

Carter specifically said that Wilson's comment was "dastardly" and part of an "inherent feeling" held by many Americans -- particularly Southerners -- that African-Americans "are not qualified to lead this great country."

"It's an abominable circumstances and grieves me and concerns me very deeply," Carter said."


We never fully appreciated him while he was president, did we?

DJP said...

Paula, just a rueful LOL. The book-title says it best:

The Real Jimmy Carter: How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators and Created the Party of Clinton and Kerry.

His behavior really does illustrate something I've struggled to capture, refine, define and express literally for decades.

When someone sins and/or acts foolishly, he has two choices: he can deal with it God's way, or he can dig in.

If he opts for B, the rest of his life becomes grimly devoted, with increasing fanaticism, to making his sin/folly look good.

That is, I think, what we're seeing here.