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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dear Congress: If you ignore your constituents, we will go away

You know something? Christ was sold out in the middle of the night too.  I am now left wondering how much all of the sweet deals will cost the American Taxpayer. Stupak...enjoy your airports.

Here's some snippets of the eloquent speech by John Boehner moments before the will of the people went into death throes...

“We are standing here looking at a health care bill that no one in this body believes is satisfactory. Today, we stand here amidst the wreckage of what was once the respect and honor that this house was held in by our fellow citizens.”

“We have failed to reflect the will of our constituents, and when we fail to reflect that will, we fail ourselves and we fail our country.”

“Look at this bill. Ask yourself: Do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? No, you can’t.”

“In this economy, with this unemployment, with our desperate needs for jobs and economic growth, is this really the time to raise taxes, to create bureaucracies and burden every job creator in our land?”

We will soon case “some of the most consequential votes that any of us will ever cast in this chamber. The decision we make will affect every man, woman and child in this nation for generations to come.”

The American people “want us to focus on jobs, not more spending, not more government, and certainly not more taxes.”

“Shame on us. Shame on this body. Shame on each and every one of you who substitues your wills and your desires above your fellow countrymen.”

“By our actions today, we disgrace (the) values” of America’s great lawgivers.

“This is the people’s house. And the moment a majority forgets it, it starts writing itself a ticket to minority status. If we pass this bill, there will be no turning back. In a democracy, you can only ignore the will of the American people for so long.”

“Never let this happen again. This process, this defiance of our citizens… it’s not too late to begin to restore the bonds of trust…and return comity to this institution.”

--John Boehner (R), Minority Whip

3 comments:

  1. There's a phrase in the venerable Yiddish language that we transplanted Noo Yawkers know rather well - "don't get schtuped by (fill in the blank)". We Americans got "schtuped" by Stupak yesterday. Boehner is right - WE THE PEOPLE have been ignored and sold out by those who made us think they were listening to us. How could this bill have passed, since the majority of the American people are against it?
    Did you see the look on Obama's face before the vote - pure narcissistic egoism - and the self satisfied cat-who-ate-the-canary look in his "victory" speech with the phoney pretend Catholic standing behind him? Yes, I'm mad as hell! I've been schtuped by my own legislature.
    I'll do whatever I can to unseat these turncoats.
    RedCat's Mom

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  2. I am convinced he was never going to vote against his party. It was a head fake to conceal all the other trash in this bill. I live in a deep red county in a deep red state, but will be sending my money to whoever runs against Mr. Stupak in Northern MI. Stupak is as Stupak does.
    Johnny Marzetti

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  3. I remember Johnny Marzetti from my days in Brody Cafe at MSU...is this who I think it is? And if so, I have two gleeful words to say to you: FINAL FOUR!!

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