March 16, 2009
One of our U.S. Senators is up for e-election in 2010. This weekend, she held her big re-up kick-off party. Her theme is that she works hard to reach across the aisle and forge bipartisan legislation. I wonder if he giggled a little when she spoke that crap.
Her lifetime rating from the ACU is 19.41. That means that 80.59% of the time, she voted along party lines. I would suspect that, since The One has been in office, her rating would approach zero. I can't recall one vote where she didn't fall in line with Harry Reid. Of our 6 reps/senators, she rated hext-to-last with only the commie who represents our capital's district lower (12.66.)
Of course, the people of this state will re-elect her because the vast majority of them don't pay enough attention to positions and votes to know what she is doing to them.
If 1 vote in 5 is considered "bipartisan," we are screwed.
March 08, 2009
I have to agree with Ace on this one. Michael Steele must go. His war with Rush Limbaugh has become a major distraction. It has created a diversion behind which Obama has hidden the porkulus and Bank Bailout 2.0 (or is it 3.0; I can't keep up) and Hillarycare redux. The media isn't exactly anxious to report on these issues to begin with, so this is perfect for them. They can report on the red-on-red sniping and feel no guilt about doing so.
Ann Coulter needs to shut up as well. Her spat with Keith Olbermann is one of the silliest things I have over seen. Who gives a flying fuck what school anyone graduated from? I know that Olbermann likes to wave Cornell around like a club, bashing those he considers to be inferior, but no one really cares about whether his diploms ia a "real" Cornell diploma or not. Cornell grads can be as full of shit as the next guy. Hell, I graduated from West Point and I can be a flaming asshole any day of the week. Your alma mater has nothing to do with whether you are right or wrong.
I am no fan of either Limbaugh or Coulter. I understand that there are many, many people who hang on their every word. They advocate slash-and-burn, which strikes note in some people. I don't know that they even believe everything they say. I think they spout most of what they do for the publicity it brings them. In this situation, their positions make them look petty and makes the Right look silly.
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