October 15, 2009
It is fun to have fun
I get more than my share of fun, so let me share with you a quote from Florida Congressman Alan Grayson. He's the guy who summarized the Republican health plan as, "Get sick. Die quick." (Pardon the grammar.) The GOP, probably from their insurance industry department, demanded an apology. He responded that the GOP are "knuckle-dragging Neanderthals and unscrupulous." Not exactly what they were waiting for.
I imagine the Dems in Congress loved him then, but not this morning. Yesterday Grayson attacked Harry Reid for pandering to Olympia Snowe (a true snow job.) His petition (signed by more than 3,000, according to the Washington Post) directed to the ever-cautious Reid said, The time has come for Harry Reid to get on with it. For the last six months Democrats have been dwelling, debating, and hoping for Snowe to vote for health care reform. Why? Olympia Snowe was not elected president. We stand with Alan Grayson and implore, What are we waiting for?
(Check Bert Grover's GuestBlog post imploring Kohl and Feingold to get busy. I wonder how many uninsured folks have passed since this awful display in the Baucus caucus began.)
Bye bye, Rush: Imagine the gall of the NFL. Just who do they think they are? They told their potential colleague, Rush Limbaugh, to hit the road. Charlie Sykes must be furious. As for the Bradley foundation's mouthpiece, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, I'll look for a UW-Madison Poli-Sci Department poll informing us that 50 percent of us are on Limbaugh's team and 42 percent think pigs fly.
It is not that the NFL owners disagree with Limbaugh on most topics, but he says these awful things out loud. The NFL likes to whisper. In any event, score the NFL Players Association leadership with a victory.
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