I haven’t been shy about criticizing Obama and congressional Dem’s on their trembling, tepid, and timorous approach to governing from a majority position. You can liken them to the kid who, against all odds, finally makes the varsity baseball team, lucks into a starting position, than stands in the field all day secretly hoping that nobody hits the ball in his direction. I realize that dealing from a position of weakness in the health care reform debate has more to do with obstreperous “Blue Dog” Democrats than it does with paranoiac Repugs (these jokers wouldn’t have voted for health care reform if the bill had contained a provision putting the head of Kaiser Permanente on the U.S. Supreme Court). So as I watched the proverbial sausage factory slowly crank out the final product, my initial reaction was: typical Dems, winning the battle, losing the war.
But, holy shit, even I couldn’t possibly have imagined to what a ridiculous extent the Republicans and their pea-brained media mouthpieces would over-play their hand! From shouting “the N-word” at respected congressional civil rights pioneers, to death threats against reform proponents, to referring to the President as “Buckwheat”, the recent paroxysmsof the conservative movement have exposed it for the soul-less, racist, paranoid, and anti-intellectual movement it really is. And congressional Republicans, eager to seize upon the free-floating anger of the tea baggers, have managed to yoke themselves to a runaway shit wagon. This ridiculous sideshow was intended to be the “Waterloo” of the Obama presidency , but if the Dems play their cards right, instead should drive the Republican party into a hole so deep and dark that even David Duke couldn’t find his ass with both hands.
The lesson seems to be this: timidity beats stupidity, even if barely. That poor kid standing in center field with his glove on the wrong hand doesn’t have to worry about the ball hit in his direction as long as the guy in the batter’s box has a white hood pulled down over his eyes.
What would you have if all of the cretinous Joe-the-Plumbers, Sarah Palin fetishists, brain-washed geezers, racist weirdos, and the just plain dumb-asses all showed up in one place at the same time? Yes, you’ve got it, a Tea Party rally!
And I thought the Reagan-era righties, with their zany idolatry of the retarded Old Gipper, were a low point for the conservative movement, but that bunch at least had a certain sense of decorum. The Tea Partyers openly display their ignorance, paranoia, intolerance, and brutishness with great self-satisfaction. And it’s all coming to a head with the “debate” over “Obama-care”.
Despite the reality that our Professor-in-Chief and his Dem colleagues on Capital Hill have concocted a scheme that is reform in name only, the Tea Baggers would have you believe it’s a commie take-over. What, are they all insurance salesmen? It’s the only thing that could possibly explain the rabid, hyperbolic, right wing reaction to a bill that still leaves all the reins of health care in the grubby mitts of insurance companies and H.M.O.’s.
And as for Obama, Pelosi, and the rest of the chicken-shit Democrats: congratulations for not getting anything close to what the country needs right now ( a public option), while at the same time, once again, letting the Repugs control the terms of the debate….and giving credibility to a bunch of warped losers, spewing nonsense, and yet gaining legitimacy, known collectively as The Tea Party.
Jesus, not having this website as a channel to vent for the past several months has been excruciating. A “friend”, Chris Carmichael, was administering and hosting this site for the past couple of years, but one day it just disappeared. Gone from the web, gone period. I had been blogging, mostly about politics, here for the past 7 years and had written hundreds of posts. Thanks to the actions, or inaction, of Mr. Carmichael, (who operates a “gee whiz”, jock-sniffing radio fan site) it is all lost forever. I never received an explanation nor an apology, despite numerous emails and phone calls. The sad thing is that stacytaylor.com had built up some pretty good momentum with thousands of “hits” per week and a steady group of contributors. To say I am royally pissed over this is a gross understatement.
But, alas, we have relaunched this site, along with the fledgling sandiegotalks.com, as of last week. Sandiegotalks is very much a work in progress and I ask you to be patient while I get it up to speed. I do welcome your comments on both sites. Here, I will jump in with both feet as there is so much ass-holery taking place in our midst that it can no longer be ignored. I’ll begin in earnest later on today with posts about health care reform, the “tea party” movement, and the sorry state of today’s media. Thanks all for your support.