Continuing with the "entertainers with more sense than Congress" theme here's a doozy:
Please tell Nancy Pelosi we're gonna do the hokey pokey...Gotta love it. Pelosi isn't listening, of course. Neither is Harry Reid (who stands a good change of losing his Senate seat in November). They are so determined to shove this down our throats they're forcing many of their own members to bail out and retire. Apparently the retiring Dems are too afraid of Pelosi and Reid - and Obama - to do the right thing and listen to their constituents:
Other than the H1N1 virus, the most contagious disease in our nation’s capital is retirement. The more Democrats that quit, the more others are also encouraged to hang it up.
The retirement bug is in full rein in DC. The week before Christmas saw three House Democrats from red districts retire (two from Tennessee and one from Kansas) — while a fourth, Parker Griffith of Alabama, became a Republican. With Dodd and Dorgan now leaving, expect blue legislators from red states to start falling ever more quickly.
Seeing Democrats stand up and (in effect) admit defeat is a bit like watching repentant sinners confessing at a revival meeting: One outburst triggers another.
Plus, the specter of Democratic leaders running from having to face their constituents again simply adds to voters’ suspicion that something may be rotten in the party and in its congressional delegation.
For now, though, the Democrats still have the votes. By the time these sure losers complete their little hit-and-run Obamacare could be the law of the land. Is there any chance at all this blatant power grab can be stopped? It would take the "mother of all upsets" to do it:
Politics has often been called the “Art of the Possible.” We have seen many a strange thing happen in the history of American elections. But nothing would be more unexpected, or more immediately helpful to the American people, than if Republican State Senator Scott Brown could pull of the mother of all upsets and capture the special election for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat on January 19th. A Brown victory would deny the Democrats the 60 votes necessary to shove through the takeover of the nation's health care system.
It is also the only opportunity for Americans to have any say what so ever on the pending bill. Since the White House has weaseled out of its promise of transparency and Congressional leadership is holding the details closer than their ATM pin numbers, Americans can make a statement by helping Scott Brown in this race. If Brown has the resources to make a competitive media buy in the next two weeks, he could close the gap. Even if he falls short, the message will be unmistakable and could make other Democrats even more skittish about this albatross of a bill. Opponents of Obamacare across the country can easily toss a few dollars to Brown via his web site and it is the best way that Americans can actually prevent passage of the bill being crafted behind locked doors at this very moment. [Link to web site added]
With a "hat tip" to Ray Stevens: "We Ain't Dead Yet". Visit raystevens.com and join the cause!