Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Follows the Leader, Paul Ryan, off the Dickensian Cliff.

Why shouldn't the very rich provide revenues needed to support our country, instead of squeezing "blood out of a rock," and going after the poor and middle class?

That's just one question Chris Matthews asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn yesterday, who stumbled around that answer with "What you don't understand, is Washington doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem." No, it's just the opposite. But then, this is what you get when you enter into the Republican Bizarro World of contrarian conversation. 

Stunningly revealing, Blackburn apparently has nothing in-depth to say to back up her clich├ęd talking points. For example: 
Matthews: "The reason Medicare was passed in the sixties, is because the private sector wasn't providing medical care to for people in their 60's....you're saying a private company is going to go out and insure somebody in their 70's and 80's against them having big medical costs? They're going to think that's a good investment?" 
Blackburn: "Ah, Chris, I gotta tell ya, we talk with our near seniors and with seniors, those that have more options like having more options..."
Dumb as a stump comes to mind. Matthews backed off once he saw Blackburn was on the verge of a mental meltdown. She was visibly teetering under the strain of his barrage of very simple questions. 

This wasn't just embarrassing for Blackburn and the radicalized Republican Party, but it was also a scary look at those who profess to know how to manage our country and care for our grandparents.   

1 comment:

MickeyWhite said...

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :
http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
Mickey