Thursday, February 25, 2010

Breaking News! A People Person Discovered in Congress!

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:

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  1. I LOVED this. Saw it for the first time last night and had to watch it twice. I think people like Weiner, Grayson, and Franken are the tough-minded Democrats that are our future. I'm so jealous of my New York friends who have him as their Congressman!

  2. Oh, Beth, somehow I KNEW you would appreciate it! I'm beginning to think you may be right and we're actually seeing a few brave souls emerging to finally gear up and do battle. I hope we're right. It can't come soon enough.

  3. This was the most refreshing sight I have seen in the political arena in a very long time. I also saw it twice and cheered out loud,(alone in my living room), both times. Three cheers for Anthony Weiner. Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

  4. This warmed the Cockles of Me Heart to see someone say outloud what I say and that is the really big 800 pound gorilla in the Living Room are the Insurance Companies. It seems inconceivable to me to have Profit Medicine. And to fall that Freedom. What kind of twisted thinking goes on with that. There are people behind these statistics and I think the Congress of these United States on the Right have lost sight of those people for they are handed tons of Special Interest Money and only want to talk about the Deficit. For Shame... Some leaders are finally coming up that have PASSION. That is what we need. I am inspired. Nedra

  5. Msgt. Michael Pound, Retired, US ArmyFebruary 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Maddow, Weiner, Obermann, Schultz, Colbert, Kucinich, Grayson, et al. speak truth to the power!! If only the people listening to "Fixed Noise" would get their carotids cleaned, so that oxygen could get to their brains, maybe they would recognize a lie is a lie is a lie!!

  6. Thank you, Anon, Nedra and Michael. I'm getting excited about these voices finally being heard. I see it as a sign that things are beginning to change--that the demagogues who go against the people may have a new fight on their hands.

    So many good people were silenced by the MSM during Bush's reign, to our detriment, and, while I'm thrilled that they're out there now, I'm looking at the destruction around us and wondering how long it'll take before we're whole again.

    It's going to take a whole lot of effort, and the main battleground is the people's perception. I see slight changes, but I also see the other side getting ready for combat. What they have going for them is that they are are both relentless and ruthless. They'll use any ammunition at hand to get what they want, and their money sources will never run out.

    Sorry to be so pessimistic. Just trying to emphasize how much work there is to do!


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