Crosssposted from Hillbilly Report.
Although he is officially running for United States Senate, looney tune Rand Paul took time out of his day to lead a miniscule protest against Kentucky's Congressman Awesome, John Yarmuth yesterday. Far from being damaging to Yarmuth this small but spirited band of zealots should successfully show what Kentucky will have in store for representation if any of these candidates defeat Yarmuth, or if Rand Paul is actually elected Senator or Kentucky. Yes, as the old saying goes "sometimes truth is stanger than fiction".
Before telling any of the goings on in front of Yarmuth's Louisville office some introduction music is in store for these folks as always:
First you had the looniest of tunes, the most erratic Rand Paul himself telling of a "tea party tidal wave" that will sweep the most awesome congressman in Kentucky out of office:
"John needs to come home,’’ Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist said to the about 50 people gathered outside Yarmuth’s Louisville office. "There’s a tea party tidal wave sweeping across this country and we hope it’s going to sweep John Yarmuth out of office."
Yes, there is a tea party tidal wave in this country. They represent the greediest and least informed bunch of people in the world. They have health insurance and could care less about working folks, or folks such as me with pre-existing conditions who desperately need health coverage to keep from bankrupting our country. They offered no solutions besides "keeping your government hands off their medicaire", or as Alan Grayson so eloquently put it "if you get sick die quickly".
And one look at some of the thoughts of his would-be opponents shows that the Third Congressional District of Kentucky and indeed our country would be in serious trouble if Yarmuth is defeated:
But Larry Hausman, one of four Republicans vying for the chance to run against Yarmuth in November, said the health care legislation represents government encroachment.
"It is a dark day," Hausman said to cheers and cries of assent. "You are less free here today than you were yesterday."
Which begs the question of Mr. Hausman, if you are so much less free then why did not the jack-booted thugs and the Chicago mob you folks seem so afraid of not come in and carry your little band of protestors away?? It seems as if you were still pretty free to assemble and state your opinion to me.
But not to be outdone by Hausman Todd Lally sounded a familiar looney tune Republican theme:
Todd Lally, a Republican also seeking the Third District seat, disparaged "freeloaders’’ he suggested would benefit from the health care legislation.
"They want to freeload off the wages you earn,’’ he told the crowd. "They feel entitled to your money."
What he forgot to tell you was that many of these "freeloaders" were put out of work when the policies he so lovingly embraced were enacted by Republicans and crashed our economy. You know, those "freeloaders" our children who Yarmuth extended health coverage too. Yes, all us freeloaders who are forced to work fulltime job with low pay and no benefits because Mitch McConnell and his ilk in Congress along with President Bush outsourced our middle-class jobs to China.
What I did not hear mention of was the "freeloaders" on Wall St. who crashed our economy and pocketed our bailout money. Or how about the "freeloaders" who refuse to pay a living wage in this country because they want to keep more profit for themselves??
Of course, not to be outdone in attacking the poor and sick and those that are working the service-type jobs provided by Republicans, Brooks Wilder echoed the theme:
Wilder echoed Lally’s comments about people being entitled to preserve their wealth.
"You don’t create wealth by taking it from those who have worked hard to acquire it,’’ he said.
Those who worked hard to acquire it?? Is he talking about the poor Asian children who are locked in sweatshops making $.50 a week?? Why is he not railing against the bankers who took almost a trillion dollars of taxpayer money to bail out there own greed?? No, it is the sick, poor and hardworking men and women of America whom he chooses to attack.
In reality these folks do not want anyone to know the real truth behind Congressman Awesome, John Yarmuth. Because for them the real truth hurts something aweful. Yes the truth is that as a Congressman John Yarmuth has been execptional:
We simply must fight to keep John Yarmuth in office because the truth of the matter is the alternatives are not only looney-tunes, they are straight out of a paranoid horror movie. Go here and help John Yarmuth win re-election: