Friday, March 09, 2007

Anti-war types don't even like anti-war congressmen

From "The Hill"
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) berated a woman who approached him in a Congressional corridor, claiming that “idiot liberals” don’t understand the war supplemental spending bill process.

The altercation was videotaped and posted on www.youtube.com .

“We’re trying to use the supplemental to end the war,” Obey said. “You can’t end the war if you’re going against the supplemental. It’s time these idiot liberals understood that.”

Read the story....See the video.

The funniest thing is reading how that Obey "screamed" at this woman and had to apologize for it afterwards. The video is approximately six minutes long and Obey tries to explain to this woman, and another man who jumps in later, that the Dems just "don't have the votes" to do what they want. In my opinion, he goes a lot farther than he should have in trying to explain to the woman, who wants better health care for her son but also an end to the war, that his bill does exactly that...the language provides more money for things like body armor and health care, but also makes it illegal to continue the war.

The woman then says, "Oh, I didn't know that was in the....that's in the supplemental"

That's when Obey has started to have enough. Here's a guy trying to do what he thinks is the right thing (even if I think he's wrong) and he's getting no end of grief from his own side, people who won't take the time to figure out what's really going on. Or people who decide that their lives revolve around a single issue and won't stop to decide what's truly better for everyone as a whole, or what's truly just for the greatest number.

Not that that liberals are the only ones that do that. But it's got to be even more frustrating for a guy like Obey...Not only to take an unpopular position, but to get jumped on by what few people share your opinion of the war?

1 Comments:

At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The democratic party is full of ben laden lovers. Why are we fighting terrorists in Iraq and afganistan when we have people like Barbera Boxer, Hillary Clinton and Osama Obama, who are supporting terrorists at home. They are fully supporting terrorists by not supporting the commander in chief. People are dying everyday for the freedom that the democrats use to burn flags, and promote the homosexual adjenda (the adjenda is that everyone must be gay). Kosavo dad, the democrats wont stop until ben laden is president, we burn flag all day long and are all gay.

 

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