The House vote tally yesterday was 244 to 188 in favor of Barack Obama's plan to save an economy (and a country) that Bush and the Republicans have nearly destroyed. Every single Republican voted against the legislation. Eleven Democrats decided to join the swine who want to see the country sink further into the economic morass that is the real legacy of George W. Bush.
This in-your-face rejection after Obama personally sought Republican support is further proof of the pure obstructionist attitude the Republicans will demonstrate for the next 4 years. The vote was what Rush Limbaugh demanded of the Republican House members, and it was delivered. All hail The Mighty Limbaugh; All grovel before Jabba The Hutt! Grunt! Grunt! Grunt!
Later, after the morbid excitement of watching the Republicans try yet again to push the country even further toward complete chaos, Obama hosted a cocktail party for the people who had just told him to go f*ck himself. A cocktail party. This, after Obama went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Republicans, some of whom have called parts of the plan "insane."
House Republican leader John Boehner (Prick-Ohio) one of the bill's lead opponents, was among the two dozen lawmakers invited to the White House. Trying to hide his ever-present half-bottle of Glen Livet, Boner slurred to reporters, "Someone reported that this was a cel'bration party for passage of the bill in the House," before joining his Republican colleagues in a unanimous vote against the president. "If so, I don't know why they'd want the skunk at the garden party. But I'm gonna go and smile." And drink. And drink. And drink. And, this time, you're going to try not to vomit on the rug, right Boner? Nasty habit, that. (Observation, pal: Alcoholics Anonymous beckons.)
Besides the wicked Boehner, the House guests included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-SC; and Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. The Senate guest list included Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; and Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the invitation was extended because Obama wants to get to know the lawmakers better and build a working relationship with them so they all can work together, in a bipartisan fashion, to do the people's business. (Hold on a moment while I look at that last sentence, the one from Gibbs . . . Right . . . Okay, that's what he said - "so they all can work together, in a bipartisan fashion.")
Um, Mr. President? Mr. Gibbs? This is not going to work. Please stop wasting time dancing with the pigs in Congress and make plans with your political team to eliminate them entirely in the next election. The Republican Party must be killed. The future of the country depends on your getting your head out of the clouds where it concerns the scum who keep playing you with the apparently magic word, "bipartisanship." Remember what another Limbaugh cohort -- Grover Norquist -- once said..."Bipartisanship is just another word for date rape."