My New Same Sex Girlfriend

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
If I was ever going to pitch for the other team, Rachel Maddow would be first in line for entry into my celebrity seraglio. As it is, she's my new same-sex girlfriend, and this clip just made me smirk and snicker and tee hee. She's absolutely ruthless in pointing out the hypocrisy inherent in the Republican position on the reconciliation of the Health Care Bill. She's ruthless because she's right - the incredible hypocrisy demonstrated by the Republicans on this issue would be funny if it wasn't so blatant and nauseating. The Dems, of course, are equally as hypocritical in their own way, but really - the Republicans are seriously embarrassing themselves. 


Also, am I the only one who is saddened by what John McCain has become? Ever since he reversed himself on the torture issue, it seems like his principles have been leaking away in dribs and drabs, slowly eroding his character like a metastasizing cancer. A sad end to what had been an honorable career.

H/T to Chez.

8 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

I love the way Rachael calls them out. These republicans have lost all sense of reason and integrity.

Mrs. Bitch said...

I agree 100% that Maddow is one of the best. I'm even more impressed by her interview skills. She's always completely prepared, polite, calm, and yet deadly in making her argument on a point of contention with people who I'm sure she'd just as soon strangle as look at.

I am starting to wonder if, when John McCain shuffles off this mortal coil, we'll learn that he was never a very nice guy. I think he had more integrity at one point than he's showing now, but rumors from people who have worked around him would indicate that he's kind of a nasty SOB.

Anne C. said...

I think McCain is a guy caught in a trap he doesn't know how to get out of because he's afraid of the other options (speak up or quit!). I think Powell started a similar slide when he was Sec. of State and when he realized what was going on, he got out at the earliest opportunity. McCain had my respect before all of this and he had my pity during the election (his expression when having to deal with some of the nutbag comments from the crowd was painful to watch). Now, he's losing that foundation, 'cause I just don't have a good reaction to cowardice.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

One of the tenets of leadership that the Navy taught me was to stop BS when you see it happening. Step right on up. In no uncertain terms SACK UP.
So when Sarah Palin started with her not-so-veiled snarks about Obama and race (and being a "muslin"), and John didn't step up and tell her to knock it the fuck off, he lost a huge amount of respect from me.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled program.
Oh yeah, Rachel! YAY!

Fathergoose said...

I agree with you on JSM, he has become an acrimonious old man, but he is still a hero in my book. I know I could not have survived what he did. Rachel Maddow, I like her personality, but some of her claims of hypocrisy on the reconciliation issue, don't stand up in my book. Most of the past uses have been for budgetary issues, not to create government programs. Not saying it's wrong, but it is different. As a student of statistics I am sure you know how to manipulate them to get a desired result, many of today's newscasters tend to do the same thing with facts.

Janiece said...

Fathergoose, are you honestly suggesting Prescription Drug Benefits isn't a government program?

How is this different, other than the "victory" would be a Democratic one rather than Republican one?

And in my opinion, John McCain was a hero, no doubt. I'm just saddened by where he is now.

I also consider the increase of the deficit the most serious betrayal of the public trust in my generation. A situation that the Republicans are largely responsible for - using the Reconciliation process.

Fathergoose said...

I Do not remember mentioning Prescription Drug Benefits, or that it was not a government program. What I said was "Most", not all. Just because one party miss-uses' something does not justify another party to do the same. RM did not mention the intent of use and to be fair and accurate my thinking is she should have. I am not a fan of either party using it for anything but its intended use.

You like statistics, here's one; since 1980 Republicans have used reconciliation 1.8 times per year in office, Democrats have used it 1.5 times per year in office.

Both parties need to pull something out of somewhere and start working for the people and not against each other.

As with JSM, I am with you on the deficit, as well.

Janiece said...

Fathergoose, you make good points, and you're correct - you did say "most." It's just that prescription drugs was such a WHOPPER.

I'm also not implying that bad behavior on the part of the Republicans justifies bad behavior on the part of the Dems. It doesn't - but I am saying that Rachel is correct in pointing out the Republican's hypocrisy on the subject. You don't get to act the ass and then a couple years later criticize others for acting the ass. If reconciliation is a bad idea, then it's a bad idea for everyone, not just for the Democrats. The Republican commentary implies that Reconciliation is just fine and dandy when the Republicans use it for budgetary purposes, but it makes the Baby Jesus cry when the Democrats use it.

Pretty much all politicians are hypocritical asshats, but the Republicans are really taking the cake on this one - at least in my mind.

And I do NOT like statistics. I can't imagine why you would think that. :-)