Friday, June 29, 2012


From the Houston Chronicle's Houston Politics blog:

Think of Daffy Duck, that unleashed id loved by kids of all ages, and that gives you a sense of Berry’s spluttering fury on KTRH 740-AM this morning. “God, I’m mad!” he told his listeners.

Of course, Berry was only echoing his talk-show cohorts around the country. Here’s Glenn Beck, carried locally on KPRC 950-AM (“Radio Mojo”): “This will make us a better, stronger America. This will ensure that the end of the Obama administration is here.”

Beck put the unofficial Republican presidential nominee on notice: “Mitt Romney, let me tell you something. If you turn out to be one of these mealy-mouthed progressive pieces of crap, I’m telling you right now, you’re in the trouble, brother, because America is not going to sit down. We are tired of getting the same bull crap. We are tired of getting the same bull crap from both parties. You better be a damn conservative that understands small government, none of this bailout bull crap, none of it! None of it! Last call, Republicans! Last freaking call!”

More here.

I'll probably have something more substantial about the Supreme Court ruling on the ACA here in a few days, but for now what's most delightful to me about the whole thing are the howls of righteous indignation coming down from right-wing demagogues across the nation. Sure, I have problems with Obamacare, big problems, and I've already written about them at length: this is not a good law, and it remains to be seen if the whole thing comes crashing down upon itself a decade or so after full implementation. On the other hand, it is what it is, and I take it as a baby step forward, and, at least, recognition from the establishment that what we have now is simply not sustainable. So I don't really feel like this is a major victory for the nation, just a little bit of fucked up progress. But, man oh man, the conservative mouth pieces are just tripping the fuck out.

And that's had me in an extraordinarily good mood all day long. It's like Daffy Duck, but in real life. Enough to bring a smile to anybody's face. Anybody who's not a paranoid outraged mallard, that is. Heh. Sometimes it's the little things that make life worth living.