Republican Politicians Aping Third World Politics
On Saturday, fed up with the Republican road block, President Barack Obama announced 15 recess appointments.
“Once again the administration showed that it had little respect for the time honored constitutional roles and procedures of Congress,” commented Sen. John McCain.
Where were you, Sen. McCain, when George W. Bush showed the same respect by making recess appointments of his own? Why did you not object then?
During health care debates, Washington Tea Party activists shouted racial slurs and spat at black members of Congress.
Meanwhile, Republican House Minority Whip Eric Cantor accused Democrats of “dangerously fanning the flames” for political advantage, and claimed that assailants had shot at his office as well. It was later discovered that Cantor’s claims were fabricated.
The newly anointed star of the GOP, Sarah Palin, posted on her Facebook a map with circles and crosshairs over 20 Democratic districts and her message was: "Don’t retreat; instead, RELOAD!" Anyone with average intellect should see through this veiled threat.
If you wonder what kind of people are riled by her rhetoric, then listen to one of her followers at the Nevada Tea Party:
“I’d like him to prove he’s an American citizen ,” said protester Leonard Grimes, talking about Obama. Grimes, a registered independent, called the health care bill “a joke, just another way to enslave the American public.”
Having grown up in a third world country, these kind of political leaders and followers are not novel to me; nonetheless, I expected better from my new home country. My grandfather had never come to terms with India’s freedom, as it had resulted in partition of the country. He talked highly of the bygone days and "white political" leaders, their ethics, high morals and their dedication to their profession in British India.
If my grandpa were alive today, he would have been a very sad man.