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Congress is supposed to be a collegial place where we expect lawmakers to work together to do the best thing for the country. Supposedly at least. Yet, a Politico article today took the level of discord to a new level:
Peril awaits any first-term lawmaker who ventures to the House floor unprepared for a duel, but Ohio Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy had a particularly rough go of it the other day.
Kilroy took the floor to support an amendment to a popular public-service bill â€” only to face an ambush from Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who hit her hard for her vote on an unrelated American International Group measure.
It wasnâ€™t an accident.
Foxx is part of a team of Republican members that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has put together to create embarrassing, YouTube-worthy moments for vulnerable Democratic freshmen.
Cantorâ€™s floor staff has created a photo album to help identify the 42 most vulnerable Democrats. The aides send daily e-mails to the members of the attack team and alert lawmakers when these targeted members are speaking on the floor. They even draft quick scripts to help focus the questioning.
This is just bullying at its finest. They can’t do anything in the policy process and are instead picking on the new kids. This is what the Republican Party has been reduced to. It would be sad and pitiful were it not so wildly infuriating. When called upon it, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx from North Carolina said:
Foxx said sheâ€™s surprised that her encounter with Kilroy has gotten so much attention.
â€œAs just a country woman from western North Carolina, Iâ€™m surprised theyâ€™ve paid so much attention to me,â€ Foxx said.
â€œI just thought she should be held accountable for her vote,â€ Foxx said.
The mock humility is absurd. It’s almost kind of nice at this point. If ever you may be slightly frustrated with the Democrats or may not be infuriated, all you have to do is look at what Republicans are doing. This one is just ridiculous
I was just informed by my roommate that blog mogul Perez Hilton has posted a video entry containing allegations that former President Bill Clinton was guilty of extramarital affairs throughout his post-White House years. The video was by none other than the super-twats of the news networks, Fox News. I’m not going to post the link because I’m pissed off. I’m pissed that Vanity Fair would publish an article with such unfounded rumors, with solid sources (dripping with sarcasm here) such as “high-end Hollywood dinner-party gossip.” I’m pissed that Fox News would have the gall to stoop even lower in their reporting integrity (but I’m not surprised), daring to cite Vanity Fair as a legitimate secondary fact source. I’m kind of pissed at Perez for playing along and republishing the stinking poo of a video, but I can almost look passed his wrongs because the rumor mill is his job. On the off-chance that there’s even a dash of truth to this nauseating rumor, which I doubt exists, I’m pissed at Clinton for possibly making the Democratic Party and Obama look bad at such a crucial time.
The original Vanity Fair article is an 8-page smutty novel, with synaesthesiac images and snark coming out the sphincter. The gossipy celeb magazine actually calls the 42nd President’s entourage a “skirt-chasing, scandal-tinged posse.” The whole thing reeks so much of rhetoric it probably cancels out the fumes of the perfume ads that make up the rest of the magazine.
It paints Clinton’s company as promiscuous trash, using non-cited quotes to describe individuals linked to the former president, such as billionaire Ron Burkle (who is he and why do we care?) and his guest who was “not much older than 19, if she was that.” It refers to Burkle’s private jet as “Air Fuck One” and airs other rumors about the billionaire. The article claims that no other U.S. President in history has ever traveled with “such a fast crowd.”
Oh please, Burkle is SINGLE, and I wager if anyone wanted to, they could turn over some logs to reveal a few wormy-friends in any administration. The way which the author, Todd Purdum, manipulates quotes and language are incredibly misleading and suggestive. I’m guessing that this guy couldn’t write a hard news story to satisfy The Onion. Seriously, the rhetorical questions, the innuendo, the insulting tone, the ambiguous quotes without citations, and the ludicrous speculations in this article are laughable.
In short, the entire basis of Vanity Fair’s accusations is sketchy persons associated in some way with Clinton and tabloid rumors. Fox News should never have perpetuated this story, but I’m not suprised, just worried that the press will run with the lies in such a controversial and tiresome election cycle. Even though I’m hoping for an Obama nomination, I’m praying that nothing occurs within the Democratic Party to jeopardize any liberal’s chance at winning a race, especially for the White House. I’m braced for mudslinging, but hoping the Democrats can keep clean enough to ensure a November victory.