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Feelings. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings

10 Sep

When discussing some topic of any import, it’s a pet peeve of mine when people use, “I feel” when they really mean, “I think.”  I’m not Dr. Phil, so I don’t care what you feel about very much of anything.  I may care what you think, however, because thinking is important when discussing policy or business with people in an arms-length scenario.

So, it’s fascinating to watch many, many conservatives do what they used to accuse liberals of doing – there is a new phenomenon, the bleeding heart conservative.

One need only look as far as the Glenn Beck Carnival Barker Hour on Fox to see an example of bleeding heart conservatism, as Beck weeps for this ‘n that.  More often than not, he’s weeping for the alleged destruction of America by President Commie Muslim Soetoro (CPUSA-Hell).  Which isn’t happening.  So, he’s weeping over nothing.  He’s overcome with emotion about nothing, really. Last night, as I pointed out here, some idiot from South Carolina interrupted the President’s speech with an astonishing outburst unprecedented in recent memory.  After all, when George Bush said Iraq had WMDs, no one yelled out, “liar”!

When we implement President’s Questions, then the backbenchers can go ahead and yell out shit.  In the meantime, they ought dummy up and do the standing-o/sit-don’t-clap dance.

Representative Wilson apologized this morning, and he indicates that he’s a bleeding heart conservative, too.  Expect him to be lauded by the bleeding hearts on Fox and talk radio as some sort of big hero today.

This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.

Remember – the President was in the middle of debunking myths and misinformation about his health plan when Wilson screamed.  He was in the midst of explaining that illegal aliens don’t get health care under his plan – something expressly done in the bill.  Wilson screamed, “liar!” The emotions and feelings that prompted him to burst out like a toddler whose toy was taken away probably stem from the fact that his own bullshit was being debunked.

I expect my 3 year-old and my 9 year-old to keep their emotions in check.  Especially in public settings. I think it’s fair to expect the same of adult congresspeople.