Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Right-Wingers Unleash "Secret Weapon" to Stop Health Care Reform

...Which, of course, failed to work.

The day before the historic vote on HCR, Congressman Jack Kingston (guess which party-GA) snuggles up to "Teabaggers" on the East steps of the Capitol, joining them in an anti-healthcare prayer.

While this seems a tad creepy and cultish, it doesn't quite hold a candle to the anti-healthcare "Prayercast" held last December, on the eve of the HCR bill's 60-39 approval by the U.S. Senate. The "Prayercast" involved GOP "luminaries" such as Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Lemmy from the group Motorhead (actually, hyperconservative pastor Lou Engle :). Rachel Maddow provides a neat encapsulation of this melodramatic event:

Some-one's NOT LIST-EN-ING!!!

Mark T.


  1. All I can say in response to the first video is: That lady really blows!

  2. Not really sure how this works so perhaps I should apologize for protocol violations, and hope someone will correct any impropriety on where to post what , i just want to say this .. I don't like the Bill that passed congress recently historic as it may be, I am very disappointed . But I am happy the nation got something.We are the only industrial nation that doesn't have something, gosh even Costa Rica has a comprehensive health system has for decades, it even ranks better than the US most years,even Rush Limbaugh expressed an interest in using their system.Presently the government of Costa Rica is Socialist
    the ruling National Liberation Party is a member of the Socialist International. But don't tell Rush he'll just get confused. There are so many different models that could have been studied and debated by the American people. We could have had an open and intelligent discussion on this subject,and come up with a really good plan. And as much as I am tempted to blame the mess we got on the Democrats I won't.Because most of the blame belongs to the right wing tea party Republicans and their sponsors the medical pharmacutical an insurance industries , and the reactionary xenophobic mob of know nothing tea party types that instead of trying to contribute constructively to the dialogue , obstructed, sabotaged, threatened, and disrupted this process.this sort of obstruction has been going on for decades and has made an intelligent discussion on this subject blame this mess on the tea party.. their hysterical distraction.. hurt the chances we could get a good bill, if the Republican had played the game like adults instead of school yard bullies maybe somethng much better could have been created

  3. As one of the most colorful Cleveland Freethinkers would say... "What a bunch of Fundaloons".