Last week they'd declared victory and were gloating that health care was dead, now it’s bemoaning the “tyranny of the majority” that pushed it into the winners’ circle.
It’s hilarious since they usually use that term to get people to blame Mexicans, and black people for everything.
These are the sources of all GOP talking points. Here’s where blog commenters, and teabaggers come to slop in the troughs of spew fodder sponsored by Goldline, and the earnest sellers of penis extenders.
The House didn’t have to use “deem & pass,” which was last week’s looming Frankenstein; they just took an up or down vote and it seems to have caught right wing media off-guard. Not even Bert Stupak’s gyrations stopped Bill O'Reilly from claiming that the bill will "require American taxpayers to fund abortion." The facts, as usual, don’t get in Billo’s way when he’s pandering to the Fox News demo.
Health care will be the no. 1 blab topic for a while, despite talk radio and Fox News have been insisting for months that we’re all really, really sick of it already. (actually they know it too and will move on to another Obamanian outrage when it suits their ratings).
Rush Limbaugh told dittoheads, “We need to defeat these bastards. We need to wipe them out.” Callers promised to do just that. America, he said, is “hanging by a thread” and “our freedom has been assaulted.”
Laura Ingraham almost seems moderate with her call for a “seat-by-seat annihilation of Democrats.”
We can't remember exactly what the soporific Frank Shiers (KIRO m-f, 7-11p) said about health care (we were dozing) but he interviewed AG Rod McKenna who's given future opponents of his statewide political ambitions a gift by joining a bunch of Southern attorneys general in a suit against the federal government declaring the bill unconstitutional. (photo above right: Frank Shiers)
Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) intoned about the “dwindling libber-dee” and the disappearing land of libber-dee.” He called the reform bill what he calls everything but his dog Star, “outrageous,” “dangerous,” and “sad.”
(photo: Dori Monson is growing a comb-over)
Neal Boortz tweeted that “Nancy Pelosi will be grinning and laughing” following the health care vote, which “will do more damage than 9/11.