July 3, 2012 By Jack Jodell
Maybe it’s just the sweltering summer heat, but I have HAD IMY FILL with the extremist far-right in this country! That’s right: HAD IT! Yes, I’ve had my fill of Sarah Palin, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Darrell Issa, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, spokespersons (stooges) of far-right disinformation think tanks like the Heritage Foundation, the pro-corporate and anti-labor Chamber of Commerce, the NRA, and ALL those who constantly spew out hateful anti-government venom, along with all who have been duped into echoing their every pronouncement as if it were gospel truth. It is NOT truth of any kind, and it is high time the USA woke up and did something about it!
I, like many others, was amazed that the Extreme (Supreme) Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last week. I was really shocked to learn that Chief Justice John Roberts had broken away from the other 4 conservative justices (who had previously handed down the horribly mistaken and detestable Citizens United decision) to join the 4 liberals to write this new majority ruling in favor of the health care law.
Immediately upon hearing the Court’s decision, the far-right crackpots and those who are courting them like Presidential wannabe Mitt Romney declared the act to be bad legislation that he would immediately repeal the moment he took over the White House. Sarah Palin grabbed her favorite device that all 12 year olds like best and Tweeted her profound thought “Obama lied amd freedom died.” Wimpy Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal (why does this pathetic little boy remind me so much of Mad Magazine’s Alfred E Neuman?) hurriedly pronounced that he would implement none of the bill in his state and vowed to defeat Obama this fall at all costs. Talk radio loudmouths Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage also had to put in their worthless and hateful two cents worth: Limbaugh spouting off that Americans were now “governed by the greatest assault on personal liberty and freedom” and that the ruling constituted “the biggest tax increase in the history of the world.” Go figure. Meanwhile, Savage intimated that Roberts, having been treated some time previously for seizures, was now mentally slowed by the medication used, and couldn’t therefore produce a rational judgment on the case. Funny – I don’t recall Savage or anybody else questioning the mental capacities of the Chief Justice until this specific decision…
Georgia 1st District Republican congressman Jack Kingston moaned, “I feel like I just lost two great friends: America and Justice Roberts.” How imbecilic. Then he, like Romney, vowed to repeal the bill. Of course, the nerdy conservative never mentioned how insuring millions more people, allowing students to be covered on their parents’ plan until the age of 26, or eliminating lifetime caps on individual dollar amounts was “losing America.”
Unbalanced talk show host Glenn Beck was not to be outdone. This paranoid loser called Roberts a “traitor” and started selling $30 T- shirts bearing Roberts’ face with the word “coward” printed beneath it. As the monumental decision was read, the equally unstable and downright batshit crazy Michele Bachmann stood outside the Supreme Court building and declared, “We lost religious liberty – that is a fundamental right under the constitution…we lost economic liberty – that is a fundamental right under the constitution. We lost our individual liberty to set our course in this country.” Hmmm, what else could one expect from a teabagger like her who wants “the right” to eliminate the minimum wage altogether?
Darrell Issa just wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars and many hours of congressional time on a thoroughly worthless sham investigation of the Attorney General, the sole purpose of which was to embarrass the President by holding his Attorney General in contempt of congress. The equally worthless Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was quick to schedule two worthless waste of time votes; one the odious contempt vote, and the other an equally meaningless repeal of the Affordable Care Act vote. Both measures will accomplish nothing, and are a waste of EVERYONE’S time! So much for fiscal responsibility. Both of these overly-partisan morons should be held in contempt of the American voter and taxpayer!
By jumping all over Roberts as they did, and by their steadfast stated desire to repeal a law they don’t like even though it has been declared constitutional, these hardcore right-wing extremists have shown once more how thoroughly uncompromising and truly vicious they are. In their narrow-minded world, one must be 100% in agreement with them, or risk being totally rejected and discarded by them at the drop of a hat,They behave like spoiled young brats who refuse to cooperate unless they first get their own way, They lie, cheat, and steal to obtain and keep total power. These are a very immature lot who must NOT be given into anymore, Until they become more sensible and show some respect to those whom they oppose, they should be treated like the spoiled little brats they resemble and be ignored completely. Basically, the time has come to ignore these extremists completely and pull the plug on this unyielding far-right!