Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To Spell ‘Idiot’, Start with T-E-A…

I actually saw this on CSPAN yesterday and laughed so hard I thought I might need fresh boxers!  I hoped I could find it today to share with you.

teabagger Just before the Senate vote on the first of three procedural motions to move its health care reform bill toward final passage, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) appeared to urge Americans to pray that a member of the majority caucus would not show up to vote, thus leaving the Democrats one vote shy of breaking the GOP filibuster:

COBURN: What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can’t make the vote tonight. That’s what they ought to pray.

As it turned out however, all 100 U.S. senators voted on the measure, which passed on a party-line 60-40 vote. This morning, the Senate health care reform bill jumped the second procedural hurdle, with all 60 senators in the Democratic caucus voting to pass the measure. However, only 39 Republicans voted against passage. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) was the Republican who missed the vote.

On C-Span this morning, a caller wondered if perhaps Coburn’s prayer request had “backfire[ed]” against his own party:

CALLER: Yeah doctor. Our small tea bag group here in Waycross, we got our vigil together and took Dr. Coburn’s instructions and prayed real hard that Sen. Byrd would either die or couldn’t show up at the vote the other night.

How hard did you pray because I see one of our members was missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? One of our members died? How hard did you pray senator? Did you pray hard enough?

While Barrasso didn’t answer the question directly, he said he didn’t know why Inhofe missed the vote. Both Coburn and Inhofe’s offices did not respond to inquiries from ThinkProgress for comment. Watch it:


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If this does not demonstrate that education reform in this nation is no longer a need, but a crisis.


One Fly said...

The bastards lie cheat and steal to get what they want. When you call them out on it the whore media lets them whine and cry that they're being picked on for being the slugs that they are.

Our side-we're way too nice to grab these fuckers by the nuts and squeeze real hard til they pass out and finally shut the fuck up

Unknown said...

TC... You know, reading the lead in, I was chuckling. Then I watched the vid and listened to the fella describe how he and his 'teabag' group had followed their leader and were grieved that it seemed their fervent prayers for death were not matched by their leaders who espoused such behavior... I was kinda in shock at the notion of the whole thing. People are this easily led through hatred and this frackin' dumb. At this time of the year when good will and Peace are the old tradition. Geesh!

the walking man said...

I saw that yesterday and I really couldn't tell if the guy was actually choking up or not but it sure as hell sounded like it.

mary b said...

These rethugs have warped Jesus and the Bible beyond recognition.
Praying for someones death?
I don't believe that is what prayer is for at all.
But if this episode out of their drama queen collecters set doesn't show SOME of their supporters what they are really like, then yes, the must have their balls put into a vise grip.
This is sickening, sad and funny.
It's an Oxymoronic chapter.

Infidel753 said...

Interesting how casually the man on the phone spoke of praying that Byrd would die, not just fail to show up. Hard to see how that's different from using black magic (if you believed in it) to put a curse on someone.

This isn't the first time, of course (recall the Pslam 109:8 meme). Sooner or later these people are going to resort to more material methods.

Jack Jodell said...

Santa, all I want this year is for these moronic and ignorant teabaggers, along with their conservative Republican sponsors, to just GO AWAY!!! Can I have that, Santa? PLEASE?

Leslie Parsley said...

Praying for someone to die? How "christian" - or whatever that means. These people are so sick and depraved they should be locked up in a psyche ward.

JUDI M. said...

Can't tell if it was a real call or a badly-played hoax. But honestly, what church do these wing nuts go to?? Even worse, they pull this crap in front of the American people...and some idiots believe that's what they should really do. Is the average IQ in this country 80??

TomCat said...

Yes we are, Fly, and so it should be. If we become like them to defeat them, we'll become them.

Gwen, at this time of year the teabaggers celebrate the greed, fear and intolerance in the gospel of Republican Supply-side Jesus, who has nothing to do with the real one.

Mark, I thought hoax, but the man sounded fully real to me.

Mary, see my reply to Gwen, please. As much the notion of their balls squeezed sounds appealing, I will not condone the notion of using violence against them.

Infidel, some already are, like the guy who murdered the abortion doctor.

Leslie see my reply to Gwen please. Amen to that!

Judi, among the teabaggers 80 seems like a high estimate.