Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sheer Idiocy On Display...

You decide which one is worse.

Behind door number one we have Jesse Jackson, Jr., a congressman from the state of Illinois and desirous of President Obama to just turn America into an autocratic regime:
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.

“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.”
In the interest of space, I should also note that Jackson likened opposition to the ironically and humorously titled "American Jobs Act" to the Confederate rebellion that caused the Civil War. Because obviously, a Congress doing their job to judiciously discern legislation is JUST LIKE the eleven states that seceded from the Union in 1860-61. Everyone, repeat after me: JUST LIKE SECESSION! can trade that for what's behind door number two...

Ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Devout and Faithful Catholic™ (yes, I am going there) decided that it wasn't enough to simply voice opposition to a bill that would prohibit federal funding for abortions under the recent health care reform bill (AKA 'Obamacare'), she needed to go over the top:
“Under this [abortion] bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene, if this bill is passed. It’s just appalling. It falls right into their -- all, it’s a health issue.”
No, it is not a health issue, Mrs. Pelosi - especially since ninety-two percent of all abortions are done for the express purpose of birth control.  It is amazing indeed that her first reaction is about her opponents wishing for death by supporting a bill.  Does she have no sense of irony whatsoever?  Or is that too much to ask?  Since abortion is a choice (as a large segment of our political masters keep telling us, anyway), then why  in the hell should a single one ever be subsidized?

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