Michele Bachmann is a Whore, No Disrespect

“For most of the time they have been, and you know, I don’t mean any disrespect, but they’ve been treason media.” [ThinkProgress]

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I could design 3 TV spots that would have her losing by double digits, but Dems have no guts so they won’t. They need to take off the gloves and smack her with the stupid she spouts.

Funny – she’s the first person that comes to mind when the words “treason” and “media” are mentioned together, and made the statement on a show run by a flack from the *network* that brings together “treason” and “media”. Projecting much?

@al2o3cr: Projecting much?

Never fails — smear your opponents with your own faults. See Rove, K.

Nojo
I think your title was truncated. Should read –

“… no disrespect to the whores.”

I mean no disrespect at all to Michelle Bachmann when I say her’s is the politics of necrobestiality.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:
No Devil’s Food Cake!!!

What kind of bracket is that?

@ManchuCandidate: The offense is even more egregious when you consider that “birthday” is the number one seed. Psh. Whatevs. Pound will pound in the next round.

@blogenfreude:
I’ll be curious to see how that Lieberman vs. Emmanuel match turns out.

My current favorite libtard exercise in self-flagellation – “Rahm was right about us:”

“In other words, the bill which many progressives were swearing just a couple months ago they could not and would not support (the Senate bill) is materially similar to the bill they’re now vigorously supporting (the Obama/reconciliation bill). The differences are purely “cosmetic,” as Silver says (it’s even worse than that, since one of the few positive changes progressives could point to — the Health Insurance Rate Authority, which would prevent large premium increases — was just removed from the bill). Thus, from a purely strategic perspective, Emanuel was absolutely right not to take progressives seriously because he knew they would do exactly what they did: support the bill even if their demands were ignored.”

@libertarian tool: I saw that … my preference is clear, but some consider Rahm a tool of evil. To me he gets shit done, but he’s just, as architects say, the good pencil in the master’s hand. See Frank Lloyd Wright on Louis Sullivan. Of course, whether Obama is a master is not clear at this juncture.

@libertarian tool: Oh – and Rahm read the progressives exactly right … we will cave for anything that looks like progress. Thus … “progress”ives. But shit – it takes so much time to chip away the stupid.

Ok, I know I can share with ya’ll of course, ’cause we roll like that, so I feel comfortable telling you that I absolutely and without reservation loathe the Demonrats alleged health insurance reform bill.

I’ve bought my own insurance (no employer contribution) on the private market since 2004, and gawd it sucks. It costs a fortune–the premiums go up 10% to 30% every year–and the copays are a bitch. And I’m young and healthy!! If something ever seriously goes wrong, then I’ll get the pleasure of filing for bankruptcy from my hospital bed after they’ve presumably taken my life savings.

Forcing people to buy health insurance is likely forcing someone to pay their rapist for services rendered. I’m not the most eloquent dude to begin with, but every aspect of this bill fills me with what can be best described as an impotent, incoherent rage. The more I read about it, the madder I get. Good lawd, suddenly that Lipton box is looking like something I should mail to my congresspuke. It’s like Night of the Living ‘baggers. I’m a proud, lifelong Liberal, and I’ll be damned if I’ll ever vote for the Dems at the federal level again.

If I were in charge, the health CARE reform bill would have one sentence:

“The age restriction on Medicare is hereby removed!”

Whew, ok, now I’m off to a nearby street corner to scream about THE CONSTITUTION!

@libertarian tool: Oh gawd, you had to bring that up…

The progressives were SOL on HCR from the start, and not just because Barry & Rahm didn’t give a shit about the public option (never mind single-payer).

The ugly truth is this: the progressives were the only faction that really wanted a bill at all.

Other Demrats were scared to death of it. Repugs saw a grand opportunity for mischief.

You only have leverage in a negotiation if you’re willing to walk away from a deal. The two times I’ve dealt with buying a car, I walked in ready to walk out. No muss, no fuss: If the deal doesn’t meet my terms, I’ll deal with something else.

Works wonders: But only because the salesman really wants to sell me that jalopy.

There were many, many unforced errors in the process. But the progressives being rollable wimps wasn’t one of them.

@nojo:
Yeah, I saw that bit about the Health Insurance Rate Authority coming out of the bill and I thought of you.

They sure didn’t leave you much to hold on to did they?

It is almost like they’re playing a game… “How bad can we make this and still get their support?”

As it turns out – pretty fucking bad.

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