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Things Republicans Do

Pennsylvania Republican, Representative Joe Pitts is on the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committee.  He and his committee are responsible for making truly momentous decisions about the major trouble spots in the world — such as the Middle East.  It stands to reason that he is, or should be, expected to know something about his areas of responsibility,  such as who the leaders are, what the issues are, etc.

In answer to a question that was sent to Representative Pitts by one of his constituents, he wrote back that he is against recognizing the Palestinian Authority and that Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat must negotiate for an agreement.

This presents a serious problem:  Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke which has left him comatose for the past six years.  Yasser Arafat died in 2004.

From what I understand the prognosis for Sharon is not good.  Arafat, last I checked, is still dead.  The constituent, when asked for a comment, said, “Apparently, my Congressman believes that the solution for peace in the Middle East will be reached by encouraging negotiations between a vegetable and a dead man.”

Don’t knock it! Everything else has been tried.

Rush Limbaugh the world renown misogynist was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians a few days ago.  I would guess that most states do something similar.  They are generally accompanied by appropriate hoopla, brass bands, etc.

Well, Rush isn’t like most “heroes”.  In fact, some might say that he is a disgrace!  The ceremony for Rush was invite-only, and took place behind closed doors.  The doors were locked and guarded by armed members of the Missouri Highway Patrol.  According to the Kansas City Star, Democratic lawmakers were banned from the induction.  The chamber galleries were closed to the public.  The media was just given 20-minutes notice before the event took place.

Rush’s bust will now be in the same Missouri hall that honors truly great men —  among them, Harry Truman and Mark Twain.

Missouri Republicans were under siege for their decision to honor this misogynist but they asked Democrats to behave because Rush always extends the “good behavior” courtesy to his adversaries — such as comparing teenager Chelsea Clinton to a dog, calling our president “uppity”,  mocking underprivileged children as “wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the state”.

Well, Darwin never suggested that all humans evolved at the same rate.  The scientific term for those who have been left behind are called, “Republicans”.

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado made the following comment this past week:  “I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that,” Coffman said. “But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

Possibly Coffman didn’t know that he was being recorded.  When he was confronted by a local news station the next day he apologized and took back all that he had said.  Suddenly,  in one day, Coffman “learned” that our President was born in the USA and that in his heart he IS an American.

I wondered how he found all that out in one day.  He must have used “The Google”.

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