Thursday, September 10, 2009

Certainly not the "party of know"

At a recent town hall meeting, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, told his Oklahoma constituents about his enlightened opposition to health care legislation.
"I don't have to read it, or know what's in it. I'm going to oppose it anyways," he said.
UPDATE: In the spirit of bipartisanship, Fred Gregory has pointed out the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee also suffers from a reading deficiency.


Anonymous said...

And just what have left wing bloggers and the MSM been doing to enlighten us with their exaggerated hyperbole about the health care town hall mobs, huh, Dave ?

Well what really happened at these
events ? RTWT

Dissent used to be..what ?

"Dissent, formerly the highest form of patriotism, had suffered a precipitous decline in repute since the beginning of the Obama administration, a decline that in August deepened into a nosedive.

.... thousands of .... of Obamacare critics flooding town halls to make their dissent known had been called "extremist mobs" by the Democratic National Committee, pawns of the insurance industry by Senator Dick Durbin, "un-American" by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, "brownshirts" by Representative Brian Baird of Washington, "manufactured" and "Astroturf" by White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, "evilmongers" by Senator Harry Reid, accused of "fear-mongering" by the president, and been deemed "political terrorists" by Representative Baron Hill of Indiana."

" ...encouraging responsible civic behavior was not the mission of the hyperventilating liberals this August. Instead, they aimed to impose a social cost and scrutiny on conservatives who protest that they had never previously imposed on protesters closer to their own political persuasion"

Yeah, that's waht I am talking about !

Fred Gregory

Dave Ribar said...


No one is denying Sen. Inhofe the right to be willfully and steadfastly ignorant.

That said, however, isn't "responsible civic behavior" for a Senator to read legislation?

Anonymous said...


Rep. John Conyers said you need two lawyers to help a Congressman understand it , so
Why Bother To Read The Bill ?

Is he, besides his other integrity failings, also willfully ignorant ?

Fred Gregory

Dave Ribar said...


Good point.

In fairness though, Rep. Conyers speaking in the context of not reading every detail of the bill. Just before he made the comment you posted, he spoke about the complexity of private health insurance plans and how people don't read all of the fine print in those. Conyers full talk (if you can stand it) is available here. The comment you posted comes at the 24:15 point in the video; if you start the video at about the 23:45 point, you'll get the context of the comment.

For what it's worth, Rep. Conyers looks completely at sea from start to finish in this talk.