That civility thing.
More hopey and changey wussy stuff from President Positive.
Nice message the other night there at that memorial in Tucson for the victims of the shooting rampage.
How long do you think that’s going to last?
America’s a lean, mean fighting machine, Sparky.
Just you wait until the GOP votes to repeal the “job-killing heath care reform bill” next week. By that time the news cycle of this rampage will have passed and Republicans will still keep the word “killing” in the proposal.
And then there’s the State of the Union address the week after.
Get back to us on that civility thing that night.
The united we stand moment was lost even on the night of the memorial in Tucson when Speaker of the House John “The Grim Weeper” Boehner said thanks but no thanks to fly on Air Force One with the president to Arizona.
Boehner had a prayer service of his own that day at the time the president’s plane was taking off. But he could have caught another flight and got there.
Instead, later that day when the memorial was taking place, Boehner was at a Republican Party fundraising cocktail fete, where he was socoalizing with the candidate he was backing for RNC chairman (who lost, by the way.)
As emotional as Boehner is, he probably would’ve gone through a box of Kleenex at that memorial.
But he should’ve been there. At least to show that there was unity between the leaders of the two parties for one night only.
It was a missed opportunity. And it looked like it was intentional.
After all, it was the birthday of the defacto leader of the Republican Party.
Rush Limbaugh turned 60 on the same day as the memorial service.
Boehner and his brood were probably celebrating that at the fundraiser as well.
(By the way, there is no truth to the rumor that when Boehner asked for a martini with two olives and only got one, he started bawling like a baby. “Is it too much [weep] to ask to get a second olive. I’ve had a rough day, people. [weep, weep] Hell no, I won’t drink a martooni with just one olive. [weep] Mommy always gave me two.”)
Back to the defacto leader.
There is no limit to his disdain for humanity.
On the day Christina Taylor Green was laid to rest, Rush Limbaugh referred to her as “the nine year old little girl who was snuffed out.”
He used a murdered child as an impetus to then go on to attack President Obama. As if he needs any impetus to attack a successful African-American in the America he thinks belongs to him and his lifetime supply of oxycontin.
Limbaugh was critical of the president using the “dreams and aspirations” of Christina as something America can adopt.
President Obama said of Christina: “I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us —- we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.”
Only Rush Limbaugh could find something cynical in that beautiful tribute.
There is a line from the movie “The Hustler” when Fast Eddie Felson tells gambler Bert Gordon: “You’re dead inside and you can’t live unless you make everything dead around you.”
Limbaugh is Bert Gordon.
Rush Limbaugh: America’s Bully.
He is now 60 years old and meaner than ever.
What Rush Limbaugh knows for certain at age 60:
* How easy it is to convince millions of minions to hate every ethnic group on earth.
*His age now is the same figure as Palin’s IQ.
* His age now is the same number of pain killers he takes in one day.
* Can make any Republican do dooty in his or her pants with a phone call in the middle of the night.
1. Steelers over Ravens
2. Patriots over the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets
3. Bears over Seahawks.
4. Upset pick: Packers over Falcolns.
1. Picture (Drama): “The King’s Speech”
2. Actor (Drama): Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
3. Actress (Drama): Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
4. Picture (Comedy or Musical): “The Kids Are Alright”
5. Actor (Comedy or Musical): Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack”
6. Actress (Comedy or Musical): Annette Bening, “The Kids Are Alright”
7. Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”
8. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
9. Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
10. Director: Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”