I stumbled across this story this morning, and thought that I would share it with you guys. It appears as though we are heading right back to the 1950’s where a lot of republicans would like to take us. Yes, Spencer Bachus representative of Alabama has a “list” of his colleagues, who are, “GASP!” SOCIALISTS!! He puts the number at 17 exactly. How he came about this list, and or the people on it, I think that he is the one and only person who might know. As in, much like McCarthy (who a lot of conservatives these days are defending, and saying that he was correct 95% of the time – not kidding about that), he has probably made this list up out of thin air with little to no proof, aside from his craziness creeping in on him at night while he creates such crazy things in his Mom’s basement.
Mr. Bachus, since you have this list now, where do you want to go from here? Should we have hearings led by yourself and Representative Bachman from Minnesota as to who is, and who isn’t pro-American (in your view) working in the House of Representatives? Bear in mind, back during the election cycle, Ms. Bachman also made a statement to the media, on FoxNews of course where she wasn’t challenged, that she knew for a FACT that there were communists, and socialists in the House, and that the media should do a complete and thorough investigative report on who was, and who wasn’t pro-American in the House. I am thinking, just when you think that some conservatives can’t get any crazier, along comes items like this. Seriously, GOPers, do you condone this?
On the one hand, if this were coming from say, talk radio, or even from Mr. Crazy Kook himself, Glenn Beck, that might be one thing. But, we have this coming from elected officials. This wasn’t OK in the 50’s when Joe McCarthy did it, and it’s far from OK at this point in time. I mean, these people that they’re talking about ran for, and got elected to Congress. How un-American can you be to want to serve your district and your country? Not very I would think. Even though there are some good perks being in Congress, it’s not as if it’s not hard work. And I sincerely believe that the vast majority of people IN Congress do it because they believe that they can make a difference, and help the country along. I even believe that about Bachus and Bachman, in their own twisted little way. Call it naive if you will, but that’s just where I come down on this one.
The other thing recently that has been driving my crazy are these so called Tea Parties that are supposed to be held on April 15th in protest of the Obama administration’s spending plans for the future. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a pretty hard core liberal (I’m sure you would not have guessed that at all), and I really don’t have an issue with anyone criticizing the President, not at all. If you have some valid issues that you feel need to be brought up, please, do it. And using a protest as a vehicle to get noticed does work, so please, again, do it. The heartburn that I have with this crap though, is that FoxNews is not only covering the news of these events, they are overtly promoting them, and taking charge of them. This is not the job of a so called news organization. They’re not there to promote these events. The response that I’ve gotten from some folks is something like this, “Well, the mainstream media (for some reason FoxNews, even though they are the highest rated 24 hour news channel never makes it into the so called mainstream media) covered the war protests and anything against George W. Bush, so why can’t Fox cover these events?” Again, they are more than welcome to cover said events, but please, show me a case of where a media source promoted war protests, or any protests at all? They didn’t, and shouldn’t. That’s not what news sources are for, but then again, we do know that FoxNews is just the televised propaganda arm of the GOP and the republicans anyway. I mean, just look at their venom spewing forth about anything Obama. Being critical is one thing, but berating every single little thing the man has done, or will do is quite another. And it is far from being, “Fair and Balanced” as they proclaim to be. Or their other slogan, “We report, you decide..” they’re not really reporting, they’re promoting.
So what about this stupid socialist list? What the fuck is that all about anyway? Get a grip republicans, you’re circling the drain, and doing things like this, is only going to make the flush go faster. I mean, I really should be supporting these crazies in their efforts, mostly because it’s going to make it a lot easier for the guys on my side (democrats) to win more seats in the mid-terms in 2010, but I do hate to see a once proud political party who had real ideas, and real criticisms (even though I disagreed with a lot of them) go the way of the Dodo bird. It’s kind of sad, and doesn’t help us along the path of recovery.by