There’s an article by Michael Dykes posted on the Yahoo News site pointing attention to the fact that many Republicans have lost their regard for keeping quiet; often times spewing antagonistic words in public meetings. The story came to light as a heckler from the gallery shouted “Baby Killer” during the proceedings prior to the congressional vote which passed Health Care Reform legislation.
According to a statement by GOP Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer, “…he stipulated he actually shouted, "It's a baby killer," in reference to the unamended health care bill, and has since apologized to Stupak for any suggestion that he personally was responsible for the killing of babies.”
I see no need for an apology; the health care bill specifically mandates federal money be spent to fund abortions. Neugebauer’s expression of that fact, loudly and without hesitation, has been twisted in order to create the impression that he intended to insult Rep. Bart Stupak, who had just bent over and kissed President Obama’s backside prior to changing his vote from (*)“No, I could never support a bill containing federal money for abortions” to (*)“Yes, I’ll vote for your health care bill as long as you promise to write an executive order preventing federal money from being used to pay for abortions and I know you’re a man of your word and would never lie, deceive or otherwise lead the American people down the garden path.” (*Exact quotes were made up as a convenience; but are accurate in their intentions)
Dykes was quick to point out that “Majority Leader John Boehner let loose with a cry of "Hell no!" in his own fiery floor speech denouncing the Democrats' handling of the legislative process.” There are times when righteous indignation should boil over into public expression; having the health care bill shoved down our throats at the cost of individual liberty is one of those times.
Dykes also reminded his readers of “Rep. Joe Wilson's now-famous "You lie!" shout during an address by President Obama to both chambers of Congress.” I for one wanted the entire Republican Party to stand up and shout right along with him. I’d also hoped they would stand with their backs to Obama or simply walk out in protest as our Liar in Chief prattled on and on about the State of the Union; guess I won’t be nominated for any Politically Correct Achievement Awards, at least not by this Congress who seem to be made up by a majority of liars and thieves.
Another observation printed in the article, “The challenge for Republicans going forward is to avoid the same undertow from their activist base—to establish majorities in Washington and not let the unsavory aspects of the fringe haunt them for decades to come.”, as if the entire Tea Party movement was simply an extension of the Republican Party.
I guess we’re all supposed to put on politically correct handcuffs; the liars and thieves will just go away and leave us alone if we’re quietly respectable and sit still.
Thousands of folks showed up in Washington to protest the health care reform bill, the despicable process through which it came to fruition and the elitists promenading in front of our Congress as if they’d been coroneted to rule over their subjects. They weren’t fringe Republicans, Democrats or Independents; but represented Middle American values from all sections of our society, folks who are “up to here” with business as usual in Washington. We’re frustrated and “We’re not going to take it anymore!”