Lunching with the Ladies...A Lib in a Red State
Yesterday I had a lunch/shopping date with some relatives and their friend in a lovely place called The Paris Apartment in a small town here in east Tennessee. Since I was born in Hawaii, lived in Ohio twice, and upstate New York before settling down here in my mom's home state, my views are a little "left" of my kinfolk. (I prefer to think of them as a little more enlightened...but hey, that's too elitist or snobby...according to the FOX network they all swear by....)
After dessert was served, someone made the comment about "how pretty Ann Romney looked on GMA" or something. I ate my cupcake. Then the topic wandered on to how this country was going off a cliff if Romney and Ryan were not elected. I then added my two cents worth...in lady-like manner since this IS the South. After 10 minutes I gave up seeing as how I did not want to embarrass my relatives......and I was getting nowhere. Obamacare. Socialist. Muslims at the DNC. No more God. And was told to "go check my facts." Later that evening I came upon this video: wow....I just went through this today!
People on the Right do not want to hear, or accept the fact that from Day One their leaders have consistently worked to do everything humanly possible to keep this administration and this President from cleaning up the mess that was made in the previous decades. Facts (at least those that "differ" from those on FOX) have no place in their mindset.
"In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy."
The Guest List:Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of PropagandaRep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) andSen. Bob Corker (TN-R).
And yet during the debate Mr. Ryan blathered on about "working across the aisle" and "bipartisanship." But he really must have been channeling the Congressman from Indiana:RICHARD MOURDOCK: Well, what I've said is that I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. [...] Bipartisanship means they have to come our way [...] To me, the highlight of politics, frankly, is to inflict my opinion on someone else with a microphone or in front of a camera. [."
But in my heart I know the Vice President told the truth:
"Biden absolutely nailed it. Everything that is proposed by the left is shot down by the right. Sort of ruins Ryan’s credibility on the projected “Obama won’t work with us” point — then again, they invalidated that as a whole (Republicans) by refusing to work on any idea with him, including on things like Obamacare that came from a conservative idea in the first place. It’s amazing, isn’t it?"