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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Senator Charles Grassley: “We Don’t Have None of Them Chineese People Here in Iowa”

Senate Republicans are gearing up to do the only thing they’re capable of doing: blocking, obstructing, standing there holding their breath with their arms crossed and their lower lips thrust out.

They’re planning to filibuster Obama’s nomination of Goodwin Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Six years ago Liu wrote in an editorial that conservative interest groups use the terms “free enterprise,” “private ownership of property,” and “limited government” as code words for getting rid of environmental and worker safety regulations. Nooo!!!

That blasphemous statement caused Sen. Charles Grasssley (R—Redneck) to get his panties in a twist:

“Does Liu think we’re the communist-run China? That the government runs everything? That’s how out of place this guy is when he talks about “free enterprise,” “private ownership of property,” and “limited government” being something somehow bad, but if you get government more involved, like they do in China, it’s somehow a better place.” [re-adjusts panties]

In 2005, one of Grassley’s other personalities said it’s unconstitutional to filibuster a judicial nominee. That particular Grassley personality has not been seen since 2008.

Not that it’ll make any difference, but Goodwin Liu — a University of California law professor — can probably think circles and figure eights around the entire gang of corporate prostitutes who are filibustering his appointment.

Oh well, when there’s a giant slab of shit blocking the road, you might have to take a detour around it. For President Obama, this probably means more and more executive orders and recess appointments.

Elizabeth Warren, for example, will probably have to be put in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau via recess appointment. Wall Street’s Republican prostitutes have been instructed by their johns to filibuster every nominee to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

House Democrats have urged Obama to appoint Warren via recess appointment, saying in a letter: “Regretfully, Republicans in the Senate have now made it clear that they oppose reform.”

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I lost all respect for Grassley when he went off on Health Care Reform with the death panels meme. He's a lying little turd, no honesty, no integrity and thoroughly sold out. So, this latest idiocy comes as no surprise.

May 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Republicans, once again, show that they cannot lead, but only obstruct, delay, and lie and cheat.

There is a reason why educated people tend to vote democratic.

May 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again the GOP has blocked another Asian under the argument that his politics are to the left of Mao.

So much for the reach out campaign they planned for the Hispanic and Asian communities, guess they figured the tea party was enough diversity for them.


May 19, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous sewa mobil said...

Nice article, thanks for the information.

May 20, 2011 at 2:18 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I guess it flew right by numb nuts Grassley that Dr. Liu was born in Agusta, Georgia...has a degree in biology from Stanford...attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and has a doctorate from Yale Law School. All of this aside, Dr. Liu must be a communist because of his oriental surname...in numb nuts world.

Grassley = moran.

May 20, 2011 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Make that Augusta, Georgia.

May 20, 2011 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Ah, free enterprise, where the enterprising take from the poor to give to the rich, for free.

May 20, 2011 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh and not for nothing but his parents are Taiwanese not Chinese, different area but has that "ese" at the end, so that might be confusing the old fuck. Why do people keep voting this senile old coot back into office or do I really want to know?

May 20, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Jess, that old coot benefits from being a known quantity — the devil Iowa Republicans know. But Grassley is also good at pandering to the lowest common denominator of the electorate, playing on their ignorance, fears and resentment. It's the same story with Republican state and federal legislators across the country.

May 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh the racial experts are at it again.
But hey he's no ClearAnce Thomas or Alberto Gonzales

May 20, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Grassley panders with the best (or worst) of them.

Jerry: Unfortunately, educated people keep getting outnumbered on Election Day.

Erik: Yup, there's more than enough diversity in the tea party. Teabaggers, teatards, teahadists, rednecks -- they've got it all.

jadedj: That's probably the exact thing Grassley was afraid of. Them Asians is just a bunch of pointy-headed inteelektuals. Plus, they're good at math, and that just ain't right.

Randal: They do it for free; what's not to love.

Jess: Taiwanese, Chinese, what's the difference? They look alike, their names sound alike, none of them folks can drive, and they're all comminists.

May 20, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

"In 2005, one of Grassley’s other personalities"

LOL! Thanks Tom, that gave me the best laugh I have had all day today!

May 20, 2011 at 10:23 PM  

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