By: Chuck Muth
REID HIS LIPS
“Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, ’slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.’ If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right.
“When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said ’slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.’
“When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn’t quite right.
“When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today.”
– Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on the floor of the United States Senate on Monday
Does Harry Reid owe Republicans an apology for comparing their opposition to ObamaCare to opposition to ending slavery?
LIEBERMAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST PUBLIC OPTION
“I’ve been working for health-care reform in different ways since I arrived here. It was always about how do we make the system more efficient and less costly, and how do we expand coverage to people who can’t afford it, and how do we adopt some consumer protections from the insurance companies.
“…So where did this public option come from? . . . It doesn’t help one poor person get insurance who doesn’t have it now. It doesn’t compel one insurance company to provide insurance to somebody who has an illness. And . . . it doesn’t do anything to reduce the cost of insurance.”
– U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
HUCKABEE AS THE CANDY MAN
“Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee continues to be pummeled for his role in paroling Maurice Clemmons, who gunned down four Washington State police officers this week. Debra Saunders, a conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote an angry column headlined ‘Huckabee Handed Out Pardons Like Candy,’ noting that he issued more than 1,000 pardons, including 163 commutations of sentences. Among them were rapist Wayne Dumond, who went on to kill a Missouri woman after his release, and a three-time drunk driver who was promptly convicted of a fourth offense upon his release.”
– John Fund, Political Diary, 12/4/09
SKEPTICAL PUBLIC NOT BUYING OBAMA’S BULL
“Apparently, many congressional Democrats just aren’t buying the latest CBO report that estimates that President Obama’s stimulus package created or protected between 600,000 and 1.6 million jobs. That’s because Americans aren’t buying it. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, only one-third of Americans believe the stimulus has helped the economy.”
– Allysia Finley of Political Diary, 12/3/09
DON’T KNOW SPIT FROM SPAM
“What the hell makes this president or this White House think they know anything about job creation? Have any of them ever met a payroll? Have any of them ever created a business? Have any of them ever created wealth? Have any of them ever lived one day without their mugs jammed into the public trough?
“The so-called ‘Job Summit’ was a failure the moment it was announced because it was always nothing more than a dumb PR stunt created by the Elites in government for the benefit of the Elite Media. There is but one way to create real, meaningful jobs and that is to cut government spending and cut taxes but Obama will never do this because it would make people more dependent upon themselves and he wants them dependent upon government.”
– GOP strategist Craig Shirley of Shirley and Banister Public Affairs
IT’S 1994 DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
“Voters are increasingly complaining that Obama is weak, vacillates, does not keep his promises, spends too much time on other priorities than jobs and seems egotistical. All polls have Obama below 50 and some, like Harris, have him all the way down to 43 percent in job approval. These surveys mean that Obama, who won 52 percent of the vote, is now losing between one in 10 and one in five of his voters. This erosion of support makes the elections of 2010 look more and more like a rerun of 1994. It is now reasonable to predict — and I do — that the GOP will take both houses of Congress.”
– Columnist Dick Morris
SLEEPING YOUR WAY TO THE TOP
“Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, acknowledged Saturday that he was involved in a romantic relationship with a senior staffer at the same time that he recommended her to be U.S. attorney for Montana. The relationship between Baucus, 67, and Melodee Hanes, 53, began in summer 2008, when Hanes was employed as the senator’s state director, and was ongoing earlier this year when Baucus nominated her and two others as potential U.S. attorney candidates, his office said.”
– Washington Post, 12/6/09
Two of the Navy SEALs who in September captured the terrorist who masterminded the murder of four civilian food delivery contractors in Iraq, burned their bodies, dragged them through the streets and then hung them from a bridge in Fallujah were arraigned today – Pearl Harbor Day! – for allegedly punching his in the stomach and giving him a fat lip. A third SEAL will be arraigned later.
Their court martial trials are scheduled for next month.
This, my fellow Americans, is a FAR GREATER outrage than Harry Reid shooting off his mouth. The White House, the Pentagon, the Defense Department and the Congress should all be ashamed of themselves for letting this continue.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
– George Orwell