Friday, September 10, 2010

profiles in whatever

Lynn Westmoreland. You know, the right-wing congressman from Georgia. The one who tried to block reauthorization of the Voting Rights act? The one who voted against providing relief after Hurricane Katrina? The one that got FOX love for calling Obama uppity? Okay, maybe you remember him for his most significant (and pretty much only) legislative proposal: a bill to display the Ten Commandments in the House and Senate.

And there he was today, addressing  Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Conference, taking up Newt Gingrich's 'shut down the government' mantra in front of a full house of gleeful wingers.

"When we take the majority, we’re going to assume that the American people have revolted, or whatever, against the Obama agenda, the progressive agenda, for Washington," Westmoreland succinctly noted  But we all know what happens when you assume, don't we? Whatever, as the man says.

The problem is, even after the American people have revolted or whatever, that arrogant President Obama will probably stand in the way of progress by vetoing all their good ideas like repealing health care and repealing financial reform and mandating the display of the Ten Commandments in all classrooms and finishing the dang wall and more tax cuts and freezing all new federal regulations and outlawing Islam and repealing the fourteenth amendment and whatever. Well, Obama can just take that veto pen and shove it up his uppity ass.

"The government shut down," Westmoreland told his crowd of cheering peers. "That's what I wanted to hear! A good clap for that! We want you with us. We gotta have you there. Because they're going to come and say, 'Daddy can't go to the VA, the national parks are closed..."
Little Billy's got food poisoning from the uninspected meat, Mommy just got killed in a mid-air collision, Grandma's moving in cause she can't get her Social Security but she can't move in because Hurricane Gina destroyed our town and nobody's doing anything about it,  whatever.

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