Day: March 22, 2010

Sarah Palin And The “Inexperience” Of Barack Obama

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin came out over the weekend, critical of the Obama Administration’s Health Care plan, claiming that the whole matter demonstrated that President Obama was “too inexperienced” to hold the office of President of the United States!

This is an astounding statement for someone who quit the governorship in the middle of her first term, and whose only other experience as an executive was as mayor of Wasilla, a town of about 8,000 people!

What has Sarah Palin ever said or done with her education or her political positions to make us believe that she is “experienced” enough, and has good judgment to lead even a town or a state the size in population of a congressional district?

What has Sarah Palin ever done that makes her intellectually qualified to be President? Who is she to judge President Obama’s experience when she showed absolutely no qualifications even to be Vice President?

It is amazing how Sarah Palin can be delusional about her own abilities, and thinks she can judge the experience level of others who have accomplished more than she could ever hope to achieve! 🙁

The Futile GOP Attempt To Repeal Health Care Legislation

The Republican party is moving ahead to attempt a repeal of the just enacted Health Care reform legislation. It is an exercise in futility, and further disgraces the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and even Ronald Reagan!

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Congressman Steve King of Iowa in the House, and Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina have introduced bills to repeal the legislation.

For them and other Republicans, including John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Eric Cantor to endorse such action, only further marginalizes them in history and in the future political debates!

In order to accomplish the repeal over President Obama’s veto would require a two thirds vote in both houses, meaning a swing of 26 Republicans in the Senate and 113 Republicans in the House in the midterm 2010 elections.

That kind of swing has NEVER happened, and is not about to occur under the most optimistic scenarios! While there will be some gains by the GOP this November, to believe that history and the political atmosphere is on their side to bring about the impossible–a turnover of the legislation–is delusional, to say the least!

If the Republicans had any dignity, they would stop their ridiculous behavior! But what it comes down to is that the GOP has met its “Waterloo”, as Jim DeMint predicted Obama would meet. The tables have been turned on the GOP, and they are Napoleon, and Obama and the Democrats are Wellington!

To promote fear and hysteria, and to expect they will win power on such a basis, is a false strategy that the GOP will come to regret, unless its leaders are smart enough to move on and stop a bitter fight that cannot be won!

The Republican Party Shamed Itself : John Boehner And Randy Neugebauer

The Republican Party will look bad in history by the way they conducted themselves in the Health Care debate over the past year.

Being the party of “NO!” and obstructionism, they resisted any cooperation with the Obama Administration, and even at the end yesterday, they acted in a disgraceful way!

John Boehner, the Minority Leader, shouted at the top of his lungs in anger that the bill was being voted on, making himself look very mean spirited and nasty, which seems to be his basic public persona.

At the same time, Congressman Randy Neugebauer of Texas did a “Joe Wilson”, shouting “Baby Killer!”, as Democratic anti abortion Congressman Bart Stupak spoke up in support of the legislation after an agreement with President Obama to issue an executive order banning any public funding of abortion under the legislation. Doesn’t Texas have enough embarrassment by the conduct of its governor, Rick Perry? Now one of its many outrageous Republican congressmen has further disgraced the state, which in many ways is becoming second to South Carolina for reputation of having politicians that destroy the state’s image!

Add the racist, sexist, and homophobic comments of Tea Party activists as they demonstrated against the bill’s passage, and one has to ask: Is anyone in the Republican Party NOT embarrassed by their membership and their followers? Can anyone be proud of being a Republican?

Memo To Rush Limbaugh: Start Packing For Move To Costa Rica! :)

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh declared in the past week that he would move to Costa Rica if Health Care reform passed into law.

Since that has now happened, it is time, Rush, to start packing!

You are very welcome to leave, and to access the public health care system that Costa Rica and every other democracy in the world already possesses!

Finally, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, the United States is joining the other democratic nations in promoting a basic human right–health care!

So, Rush, hurry up and leave, as we are sick and tired of your poisonous, polluted rhetoric which only enriches you and divides the country and promotes hate!

Goodbye and good riddance! (as if you really will leave, which we know will NOT happen, as you are, as always, a damn liar who cares for no one but himself)!