What, not enough sanctions to kill enough innocent children to make Mad Maddie's heart beat with pride? Sandy wasn't able to fully study Romney's plan because, while smuggling it out in his panties, Sandy got a little excited and the pages are now stuck together.
I know Mad Maddie. Don't care for her. I really think she needs to learn to take her leave from the public stage. I know Sandy and defended him when he was smuggling top secret government documents out of the designated review room by stuffing them in his underwear. At last, Sandy had a bulge where it mattered.
I defended Sandy. And then he copped a plea which says guilty. He should never hold appointed office as a result of that. I don't think he should ever run for elected office without opponents bringing that up. But if he could persuade voters to forgive him, that would be between him and his constituents.
But as Mad Maddie and Sandy join forces, you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking? I can't imagine two Democrats not currently in government who would be more appalling or cause more damage for Barack by penning a column.
Mad Maddie and Sandy Panties really think they have sway? They don't get that they're both the punchlines to dirty jokes?
Which reminds me of an interview last week. A member of Congress, a Democrat, was remembering their roots and calling out Barack, saying his failure to prosecute Bully Boy Bush for his many crimes allowed Barack to pursue them.
We actually almost did include that. But time and space did not permit.
The person doing the talking? Dennis Kucinich. Speaking to David Swanson, click here.
And does Dennis really think people say, "Way to go, Denny!" How does he see himself?
Once upon a time, he had a legion of supporters. Then came his sell-out of the anti-war movement in Boston in 2004 (Democratic Party convention). Four more years of Denny's tough talk that never amounted to much.
Then came ObamaCare. Dennis knew it was wrong. Dennis knew it was not universal health care but a gift to corporations. It provided no new rights to Americans.
They already had the right to buy insurance if they wanted to and could afford it. ObamaCare made them have to do that. It forced you to become a customer. The poor will not be hurt by this. The poor are covered and that's good. But the working poor will be hurt by this. They don't have the money though government estimates insist they do. And I suppose if they ate rice and Ramen noodles only for every meal, they might be able to afford it. If their kids never got any treats, if they never got a little something extra (I'm talking fries at McDonalds, not a new car), then they might be able to swing it.
Dennis knew all of this and much more.
And he stood up and said he would not vote for ObamaCare. He promised that.
Then Barack took him on a little plane ride and explained to Denny K that he would be re-districted, that he would have a serious Democratic opponent. And Denny K caved.
But that didn't save him. He was re-districted right out of Congress. He should have stood up and said no. His votes are basically meaningless and futile. When there's no chance in hell of something being stopped, Dennis 'takes a stand.' But when his vote actually matters, he goes along and votes for things he knows are destructive and harmful.
In the lame duck session, if Dennis wanted to make a difference, he could hold a hearing about the Iraq War. A real hearing, the kind we still haven't gotten in the US. It shouldn't be that difficult to do. There are others who would support him on that and it would let him leave Congress with an actual credit to his name. We'll see what happens.
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name
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