Friday, November 21, 2008

Ted throws down on the Shameful Six

Six Republicans in the Senate voted, in the current catastrophic jobs/mortgage/credit climate, to deny an extension of unemployment benefits. How selfish and out-of-touch does a congress-critter have to be to do this? I'll bet a year's pay that not one of these subhuman assholes has ever worked with his hands, for minimum wage, or without some kind of special financial treatment.

But Father Ted's got their number. He may be an elderly lion, dying of brain cancer, but he is still more of a man than the Shameful Six:
In one of the best Senate-floor speeches I ever heard Ted Kennedy (D-MA) give, he brutalized Senate Republicans for continuing to block the first increase in the minimum wage in almost a decade and roared to the other side of the aisle "What is it about working men and women that you find so offensive?"

"What is it about it that drives you Republicans crazy? What is it?" asked Kennedy about GOP objections to raising the minimum wage rate. "What is the price that the workers have to pay to get an increase?"
What indeed. These fuckers have some very bad karma coming:
  • John Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Tom Coburn (R-OK)
  • Jim DeMint (R-SC)
  • Mike Enzi (R-WY)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Jame Inhofe (R-OK)

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