It's the morning of the Day After Weiner Socks it to Congress, calling the Republicans a "wholly-owned subsidiary of the insurance industry", and the video is going viral--I can only hope. I'm going to do my part today to pester everybody in America about it, and I'd better not be the only one. I'm asking--no, begging--everyone who cares about putting an end to the corporate takeover of our once-great country to join forces with the good congressman from New York. (Okay, it's New York. I know, I know. . .we here in the hinterlands don't CARE how they do it in New York. But this guy gets us. He cares about us. He actually is--dare I say?--one of us.)
Rep. Anthony Weiner (Big D-NY) has been one of my heroes for a long time now. His passion, his outrage over corporate excesses and governmental indifference is inspiring and always entertaining.
He is smart and funny and absolutely sure of his positions on everything. He wants Single Payer and he makes no bones about it. Medicare for All. But he's open to a Public Option, if that's what they're going to settle for. As long as it leads to Single Payer. What he's totally, rabidly against is Business as Usual. Oh, how he's railed against it. Sometimes he gets close to looking like Jimmy Stewart at the end of that long filibuster scene in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", and I suffer with him. Life can be hard for defenders of the people these days.
But my man Anthony rose above even himself yesterday, and today I celebrate and revel in his outrageously over-the-top outrage. It's about time. I love that man!
So in this clip are my two favorite people's people: Anthony Weiner and Rachel Maddow. The very nature of this video ensures hate mobs going after it with a vengeance. Who cares? This is for US: