Evil, harpy Ann Coulter loves nothing more than to bray insults, and one of her favorites has to do with overly “polite” liberals.
Putting aside the fact that Dr. Mengele would make her look “polite” by comparison, Obama proved recently that conservatives don’t exactly have a monopoly (much as they love monopolies) on the barbed response.
Lacking any cohesive plans of their own, Republicans have long since resorted to name-calling, fear-mongering and playing to the Revelations-specific dominionism of their core audience. In his address to a capacity crowd at Prince George Community College, Obama pulled no punches in calling out the American Taliban on their motivations, hyperbole and outright lies.
[The Republicans] biggest fear at this point is not that the Affordable Care Act will fail. What they’re worried about is that it’s going to succeed. I mean, think about it: If it was as bad they’re saying it’s going to be, then they could just go ahead and let it happen, and then everybody would hate it so much, and everybody would vote to repeal it. And that would be the end of it. So, what is it that they’re so scared about?”
At which point the audience loudly responded “YOU!”
We don’t know what you’re talking about.
After a good laugh regarding the GOP’s Baracknophobia, he continued:
You know, they have made SUCH a big political issue out of this — death panels, Armageddon, killing Granny — if it actually works, they’ll look pretty bad. If it actually works, that’ll mean everything they’re saying wasn’t true, and they’re just playing politics.
Just the other day, one Republican in Congress said we need to shut this thing down before the marketplaces open and people get to see that they’ll be getting coverage, and getting these subsidies because — and I’m going to quote him here — he said, ‘It’s going to prove almost impossible to undo Obamacare.’ So, in other words, we’ve got to shut this thing down before people find out that they like it. That’s a strange argument.
Very true, Barack. Stranger still must be the dawning reality that for all their terroristic opposition to the bill, Republicans will never, ever be able to take credit for any part of it. They can and will profit from it, but they can’t do anything but admit opposition to something they know their constituents will like. That’s going to put them in a hell of a position come election day. There was a time when Republicans could have turned that ship’s course, and at least helped to shape the bill; but now, with the utter failure of their attempts at blackmail, all the political chips they dropped in the “We Hate Barry” bucket (including the very word “Obamacare“) are about to go to the Democrats by default. The very fact that Obama now proudly owns the once pejorative word “Obamacare” should prove that much.
And the closer we get, the more desperate they get. Over the last few weeks, the rhetoric has just been cranked up to a place I’ve never seen before. One congressman said that Obamacare is the most DANGEROUS PIECE OF LEGISLATION EVER PASSED. EVER. In the history of America, this is the most dangerous piece of legislation! You had a state representative somewhere who said it’s as destructive to personal, individual liberty as The Fugitive Slave Act.
Think about that; affordable health care is worse than a law that allows slave owners to get their runaway slaves back.
That would have been a good place to leave it…a good stage man knows when to leave the audience on a thought. And he did…with this one:
And here’s another one that I’ve heard — I like this one. ‘We have to repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens.’ Now, I have to say that one was from six months ago. I just want to point out that we still have women, we still have children, and we still have senior citizens.