It’s a wonder soccer isn’t a more popular sport in America. The little I’ve watched illustrated a pattern of strategic drops to the ground clutching knees in order to get penalties against the other side. A team could nearly win on knee-clutching, and Republicans are intent on proving it can be done in politics.
Harry Reid dropped a little too much truth on the Senate floor:
Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, “slow down, stop everything, let’s start over.” If you think you’ve heard these same excuses before, you’re right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said “slow down, it’s too early, things aren’t bad enough.”
When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted they simply, slow down, there will be a better day to do that, today isn’t quite right.
When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today.
Call the Waaaaaaaahmbulance!
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for one, has demanded an apology from Reid. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he’s “personally offended.” Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, too, says Reid should apologize — and that Democrats should strip the majority leader of his post if he doesn’t.
Oooh, yes Sir, Mr. Steele! We’ll get right on that. Does that man ever listen to his own words?
So the Republicans, always the true victims in America, cried and whined and threw their temper tantrum, and we’re supposed to forget that Reid was right. Our nation’s history has been riddled with great strides forward that were fought against by ignorant badgers who gleefully used tooth and claw to make sure we stayed in the Dark Ages. Indeed, today’s Republican Party was borne of the Civil Rights Act and the migration of the Dixiecrats hearing the whistle of Nixon’s Southern Strategy. Discontent and outrage, over equal voting rights for non-whites.
40,000 Americans die every year and nearly twenty times more go bankrupt and Republicans tried telling us we had the best health care in the world. They’re on the wrong side of history again. No amount of tear-squirting is going to undo that.