The Republicans have been acting as though they are concerned about jobs for Americans. Thursday evening, more than a handful of Republicans told the American people to fuck off! President Obama tried to engage a country and the elected officials who are supposed to represent the citizens of the United States about the economy and about jobs. What message does it send to the American people when a gaggle of very wealthy and employed Republicans can’t even be bothered to attend a speech by the President? Here is the list of Republicans/Teahaddists that share the dubious honor of Bigot of the Week Award:
- Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.): the first Mad Hatter to announce he would not attend the President’s speech.
- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.): “I would go hear him explain it, but frankly right now I’m so frustrated I don’t think I’m going to go.” Exactly what are you so frustrated about? How are you going to be part of the solution?
- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.): Could not be bothered to hear the speech or to advocate for jobs for the American people because he was too busy hosting a New Orleans Saints party. Shame on the American people for expecting Vitter to do his job!
I do not conceal my admiration for Nancy Peolosi who aptly stated:
In nearly 250 days of being in the majority, House Republicans have not passed a single piece of legislation to create jobs. The Republican silence on Thursday evening will speak volumes about their lack of commitment to creating jobs.
With these three joining the examples set by John Boehner, Samuel Alito, Joe Wilson, and others, it is clear that the Republicans are more intent on a culture of disrespect and obstruction than solving America’s problems. If we are going to start talking about being “unpatriotic” and “un-American,” as we heard George W. supporters screaming at peace activists, we have no further to look than these Republican bigots to really understand the meaning of unpatriotic.