Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – Pennsylvania politicians at it again

hope springs eternal

Well, this week we have a twofer.  We have Patrick Toomey, a US senator from PA, unable to stand his own additions to the veteran’s jobs bill, was evidently forced to oppose everything that Pat Toomey stands for.   Or he was voting against veterans? Which was it Pat?  Can’t be seen helping some of those folks in the “47%”  since good ol’ Romney said that you couldn’t?  Poor Reading Eagle newspaper, their article about Toomey’s touting of how great his bill was, comes just before Pat decided he couldn’t actually vote for it.  Poor Pat has to now claim that he now opposes his own bill, since it could be thought by his masters to be raising taxes.  It’s more than obvious that he cares more about Grover Norquist than the vets in PA.  Rachel Maddow has a nice overview of the whole situation.

And then we get Daryl Metcalfe, who’s been mentioned on this blog before.  Yep, Daryl is no different this time either.  He’s said this:

“I don’t believe any legitimate voter that actually wants to exercise that right and takes on the according responsibility that goes with that right to secure their photo ID will be disenfranchised.  As Mitt Romney said, 47% of the people that are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work, and we have a lot of people out there that are too lazy to get up and get out there and get the ID they need. If individuals are too lazy, the state can’t fix that.” – video here: 

More of the same from the GOP.  Anyone who they don’t like is a lazy parasite against all evidence to the contrary. Such nice lies they tell, bearing false witness against those they make such baseless claims about.  Go, “Good Christians”! Keep “impressing” us with your actions. 

Yep, all of those people who work and can’t miss a day, those folks who have no one to help them and can’t jump through the hoops that the GOP in Pennsylvania have created by telling lies about voter fraud for the expressed purpose of helping Romney win the presidential nomination are lazy, Daryl.   Metcalfe has to go above and beyond and claim that the 47% “are on the public dole” which isn’t even what his lying party leader said, but taking it to more crazed strawman altitudes.   No, dearie, Romney only said they didn’t pay income tax. 

For not belonging to the party with a donkey as its symbol, these guys certainly are showing themselves to be quite the asses.

UPDATE: A challenge for Mr. Metcalfe I saw (originally by a “steve eldridge”).  Will Rep. Metcalfe be willing to show how “easy” it is to get a voter ID with the following conditions:

“Take away there identification, remind them if they leave work they will not get paid or may lose their job, have their boss call them at least twice with new projects with tight deadlines, let them figure out where they last had their identification documents, take away a passport if they have one, and move some of the critical documents to a location at least 100 miles away, make them use only public transportation, limit their mobility by using a knee brace that makes it difficult to walk, and then watch how long it takes them to get the job done.”

Surely, he’ll accept the challenge, right?  🙂

And don’t forget that former Pennsylvania politician Rick Santorum was telling the GOP that

“”We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country,” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do”

Rick is sure that smart people are “elite” and that’s a code word for “godless horrible liberals”.  It’s shame that he has to denigrate being smart.  I do wish that he would own up to his feelings and not so hypocritically use these awful smart people to save his daughter’s life, to create computers for him to use, cars for him to drive, food he eats, etc.  Tsk, Rick, how could you ever take such benefits from such people, telling you how to take care of a child, how to be a decent human being and not blindly listening to self-contradicting compliation of books written by xenophobig agrarians!?? Mean ol’ experts! 

Of course, dear Rick has never told anyone what to do.  Never ever ever.  Except telling people that they can’t control their own bodies, that they can’t make their own choices, that they can’t love and have legal bonds with who they want.  He goes out of his way to lie to them to take away their ability to make an informed choice, and never ever apologizes, when he claims a college doesn’t have an American history course, that the Dutch force the elderly to be euthanized.  

But I am glad he finally admitted that Faux Noise wasn’t the “media” at all.

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