Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ted is probably in the middle of his filibuster as he tries to slow down efforts to prevent a government shutdown. In case you didn't notice Ted really hates Obamacare, and he believes that this little stunt will somehow prevent it from becoming the law of the land on October 1, 2013. It won't.
Of course most sane people believe that Ted is nuts, and that he is the worst thing to come out of Canada since their version of American football. But Ted will not be deterred, he, along with his many supporters, believe that Ted is one of the last true conservatives in Washington. That he is a real man of the people. Of course the joke is on them. Ted is far from a man of the people.
Still, I have to give it to Ted; he will raise a lot of money and expand an already large mailing list. I can see those dollar signs floating around in his head now.
But this is all bad news for the GOP. Because as much as I rip the party of Lincoln, I believe that there are still a lot of sensible people under their tent.
Dorothy Rabinowitz who writes for that extreme left wing paper, The Wall Street Journal, had some interesting things to say, and it pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject.
“Whether the government shuts down or not, we will live..” . “But what needed to be met – what needed to be joined was the battle between the sane elements of the Republican Party and the massive range of extremist, deranged believers – false leaders – who have just taken over.”
......“conservative cable TV” elevated conservative legislators to positions of undue influence within the GOP.
'Do you really want to smear the tea party with such a broad brush?” Kissel asked.'
“Yes,” Rabinowitz interjected. “All we know is that there is an effort – and a very successful one – to say, ‘This is what the American people want. We know that. We’re the tea party. We speak for them.’ Really? How do you know that? Did you ever speak to the American people what they thought of the tea party? No.”
She added that the conservative base of the party derives their power from “threatening” legislators who diverge from their brand of “zealotry.”
Kissel challenged Rabinowitz on her assertion that the tea party is composed entirely of unhinged representatives noting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) counts himself a member of the tea party ascendency.
“And where is he?” Rabinowitz asked. “He just isn’t insane enough.”
She called the idea that the government should be shut down a “maniacal effort” and noted that the good intentions that the tea party set out with has been “permanently” erased by its extremist members in government. " [Source]
I think Ted is still talking. Something about Nazis, the moon, and the Soviet Union.