The death rattle | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The death rattle

Posted By on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 4:09 PM

As the House moves toward passage of health reform -- without the Slaughter rule but on an up-or-down vote -- the other side is going nuts and showing its true colors. From Talking Points Memo:

It seems that ugly crowd of protestors harassing members of Congress in the Capitol complex this afternoon got even uglier than we thought. As noted earlier, in addition to menacing behavior toward multiple members of Congress, one protestor called Rep. Barney Frank a "faggot", a taunt greeted by laughter from fellow protestors.

We're now getting reports that other protestors yelled "nigger" at Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

The Democrats have more than 50 senators committed to a vote by reconciliation process. We already know they will not include Sen. Blanche Lincoln. She says she's for health reform. A vote against it is a vote against it. For shame.

Solid nominee for dick of the day: U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, who sanctimoniously issues a news release praising Democrats for having an up-or-down vote on which he'll vote NO.

More here on teabaggers showing their rears. Why do they hate democracy?


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