Tyrannic Totalitarian Representatives

23 Mar
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Whilst tea party Republicans bleat and whine about Congress being the Central Committee of the Communist Party, and health insurance consumer protections and universal coverage being the second coming of Marx and Hitler and Stalin, I wanted to point something out.

The tea party in Boston in 1773 was about taxation without representation. It was about colonists being treated unfairly by their King and mother country. Are you really saying you’re not represented? Because the candidate who would have ostensibly voted against this bill wasn’t elected, that’s the same as subjugation under an imperial master?

Because I wanted the bill to pass, and my representative didn’t listen to me. Chris Lee ignored my desire that this become law so that I can have health insurance portability, no rescission, and access to insurance for pre-existing conditions should I lose mine at some point. I also think it’s critically important that every American have access to affordable, quality insurance.

Chris Lee didn’t listen to me. I wasn’t “represented”, by your argument.

So, should we elect two representatives to the house – one Democrat and one Republican? Well, then the Greens and the Communists aren’t represented. That’s not fair.

If you don’t like the system, then your faux, ignorant fawning over the founding fathers is bullshit, isn’t it? Because this is how they set it up. Representatives get elected. They vote their conscience – they lead by principle, not by taking a poll of their constituents and going along with the majority.

So, frankly, I won’t be taking to the streets in colonial garb to rail against the totalitarianism of Chris Lee. The guy didn’t vote the way I want. That means I’ll do what I can to get his opponent elected, should one ever emerge.

But this whole nonsense about tea parties and dictatorship and the end of America? I swear, there’s another Timothy McVeigh out there brewing, and he’s going to strike sooner rather than later. You’re just enabling him and feeding him. I’ll be the first to say “I told you so.”

Have fun with that.

13 Responses to “Tyrannic Totalitarian Representatives”

  1. Brooks March 23, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Twisting logic into a tight rope are we not? Tea Party = Terrorist?

    • whitney March 23, 2010 at 10:10 am #

      @brooks – I don’t think it’s a stretch. Someone, part of that movement, called Louise Slaughter’s office and said that trained snipers would kill children of members of Congress. They threw a brick through her office window. They spat on members of Congress. That’s violent and unacceptable, and I think it’s completely reasonable to be afraid of what comes next.

      • Brooks March 23, 2010 at 10:14 am #

        @whitney – and a group of illegal aliens gang raped a woman in MD yesturday… are you afraid of what comes next?

      • Alan Bedenko March 23, 2010 at 10:21 am #

        When the illegal alien blogs write incitements to gang-rape innocents in order to make a larger point about illegal immigration, you’ll have a point.

        Otherwise, you’re equating one federal felony with an unrelated state felony. It’s hardly persuasive or relevant.

      • Brooks March 23, 2010 at 10:30 am #

        Margaret Sanger was a racist who pushed for population control, therefore abortion is a racist form of population manipulation… Hey, this is easy! Give me a blog spot!

      • Rob M. March 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

        You dont think thoes Threats to Louise Slaughters office were called in by oh I dont know someone who might be trying to marginalize the Tea Party movement, maybe Deomcrat party thugs i meam operatives??? Hmmm….

  2. Mike in WNY March 23, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Your point is moot, we have a written Constitution that prohibits the actions of Congress and the President with respect to health care.

    The only proper way to accomplish your desired ends would be with an amendment to the Constitution.

  3. Ward March 23, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Ah, and another chance to point out another campaign promise ignored by The One: any bill that lands on my desk will be subject to five days’ public scrutiny before I sign it.
    Just for fun, count the number of broken promises in this 1:57 clip, and post your count on this thread.

    • Chris from OP March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am #

      This bill has had 1 year + of public scrutiny.

      • Brooks March 23, 2010 at 11:19 am #

        The Reconciliation Bill that “fixes” the Xmas eve Senate Bill is a day old…

      • Ward March 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

        No it hasn’t, Chris. You lie.

        Nancy Pelosi (peace be upon her) warned that the bill had to be passed first, so we would know what was in it. It was voted upon in the Senate on Christmas Eve, before the members knew its contents.

        “This bill has had 1 year + of public scrutiny.” Not.

  4. Eric Saldanha March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    How can Tea Baggers be complaining about anything being “shoved down their throats”? Isn’t that what makes them….Tea Baggers?

  5. Jenny March 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    For anyone complaining about socialism or communism and the health care bill, please think about all the benefits you have because you pay taxes. In a pure capitalistic society, you wouldn’t even have public roads, public schools, water, fire, or police, just to name a few. So get over it.

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