WASHINGTON, D.C. Incoming GOP lawmakers are vowing to wean all Americans off of health care in the upcoming session by voting down all facets of health care for most citizens (except themselves). In particular, they are taking aim at President Obama’s recently passed legislation that seeks to give more Americans access to quality health care. Speaking off the record, one Republican lawmaker, who proclaims himself to be proud to say “NO” to anything that doesn’t benefit his contributors, said, “We can’t be having everybody get health care. It’s too expensive and besides, it’s just wasted on most Americans anyway.”
When asked whether he was planning to take the government-provided health care available to lawmakers, the incoming Republican said, “Of course. I’m not stupid..”
After dismantling health care, the GOP plans to take on Medicare, with some hopefuls planning to completely reduce its benefits to near zero, while continuing to tax working Americans to pay for it. Following the decimation of Medicare, the GOP will go after public education and infrastructure. The goal, as one spokesman said, is to “return to America to its roots.”
When asked if that meant giving all Americans the same educational standard as the Founders, the lawmaker refused to comment.
Christianists and GOPpers
Continue the Class Act
We start with right-wing skank and Christianist shimmy artist Sarah Palin. She’s headling a Tea Bagger party that’s supposed to be for “the people” but it appears that the “people” she appeals to aren’t exactly the base she’s playing to. The folks at the Tea Bagger party have to shell out hundreds of dollars to go to the meeting, which is being held at a swanky resort where only those who can afford it can attend. I’m guessing this doesn’t include the down home folks she loves to count as her base. So,where does that leave Palin’s base? Out in the cold, as usual. She only needs ‘em for votes, and to do that all she has to do is wink and swagger and show a little leg. She’s not the best representative of what female politicians could be. She’s a skank with all the manners of a jackal.
She loves the fact that the GOP is obstructing health care in this country — and she loves it that she can call the President names — just as many GOPpers do. But, when do we get to call her on her downright ignorance of American history (she can’t name any of the Founding Fathers she loves to cite), her hatred of anybody who doesn’t agree with her, and her continued confusion over the word “retarded”. (It means more than one thing, Sarah Baby… get over it. And, please, stop using that poor kid as a prop. It’s downright tacky. But then again, tacky is your middle name.)
Next, we have the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as the site of a hate crime against non-Christians who want to worship as they see fit (and, incidentally as outlined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights which … ah… the military is supposed to be defending). In this case, it’s pagans and their worship area was desecrated with a cross. The AF Academy brass seem to be shrugging it off. Strange how that works — it’s okay to hate if you’re a Christianist, and pull the ugliest stunts imaginable. But, hey, let an atheist criticism a poor, beknighted Christianist and suddenly we need to arrest everybody in sight and slam their asses in jail until the accept the one true gawd.
I imagine my criticism of this stupidity will now be classed as a hate crime by the very Christianists who think it’s funny to put a cross in somebody else’s church (whether it belongs there or not). Way to stay classy, Christianists!
Finally, the Christianists are desecrating the Super Bowl by forcing CBS to run an ad against women’s medical choices by touting the fact that a woman — ah… made a CHOICE some years ago and decided to have her baby. The same Christianist contingent has now forced CBS to reject ads from people who are pro- gay marriage, citing some sort of unnamed “conflict of values.” Yessirree, nothing like the good old-fashioned values of treating women like brood sows, taking away their abilities to make their OWN medical decisions, and then touting the fact that a woman once DID make a choice. Logical, very logical — not! But then again, nothing about the Christianist, misogynist and bigoted mindset is very logical, now is it?