Jul 30, 2010

Rep Anthony Weiner's Rant in the House (video)



Oh you just know I have to post this rant from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) from yesterday, right? He's calling out Republicans on blocking a bill that would provide free health care for those affected by the toxins of 9/11/01 and his performance gives new oomph and verve to my assertion that it's all Capitol Hill Theater, dahlink!

Actually, Weiner's asertion that the Republicans' objection to the bill on 'procedural grounds' is to give each other cover makes the point as well - anyway, check out this brief video if you've managed to miss it thus far - Weiner wasn't whining, he was yelling. Me likee.

It also illustrates that the continuing 'anything to make Obama fail' ploy of a frustrated, voted-from-the-White-House GOP isn't serving the American people well unless you're a frustrated GOPer yourself - then you may think it's peachy the way things are (not) going.

Well, if you are (and are for unknown reasons reading this populist, common good blog) then I sarcastically thank you for 8 years of Bush-Cheney and the neocon-Zionist wars that have bankrupted our nation and brought such grief and misery to the Middle East and to so many US soldiers and their families.

Bad show. Bad form. Bad politics.

3 comments:

navigators said...

It was about time that somebody cried (loud) b*llsh*t on the procedural delays. Interesting that the timing was Mars closely applying to the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto. All that Dem backed-up frustration erupted. Me likee the shouting also.... But then again, the Mars to the Cardinal Climax is right on my angles. It's all I can do to contain myself.....

jude cowell said...

Wasn't it though? Too bad plain words are not the common fare upon the Hill. jc

Kieron said...

Do you remember when that Republican legislator, Jean Schmidt, spouted off on the House floor, calling John Murtha, a former Marine turned legislator, a coward, basically, for voting against the Bush rush to war? The eruption of BOO from the Democrats gave me some glimmer of hope that they were finally going to fight back.

That glimmer didn't last long. They almost immediately rolled over and played dead again.