Just when you give up on all this BS…

February 25, 2010

Someone shows up that gives you hope. Three years ago it was Barack Obama. Yesterday it was Anthony Weiner. My favorite congressman from Brooklyn/Queens NY. Maybe you remember Weiner from his ripping of Maria Bartiromo 6 months ago when she had no clue what Medicare was. Well here is my boy Wiener ripping the entire Republican Party. Calling the Republican Party “a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry”.

The Republican Party is “a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) charged on the House floor. When Republican Rep. Dan Lungren (Calif.) objected to the accusation and took the extraordinary step of asking that Weiner’s “words be taken down,” Weiner pushed back.

“You really don’t want to go here, Mr. Lungren,” Weiner said. Asking that words be taken down is a move on the House floor that is rarely made and carries great weight.

Weiner, after a pause, asked to have his words withdrawn and said he’d substitute new ones. “Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,” Weiner clarified.

Somehow, that failed to satisfy Lungren, who asked that those too be taken down. After a long pause, before the chair ruled, Lungren withdrew his request.

The House was debating a bill to repeal the insurance industry’s exemption from antitrust laws, which passed overwhelmingly. Nineteen Republicans opposed it, including House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio). Lungren supported it.

My favorite is “You really don’t want to go here, Mr. Lungren”. That is Dan Lungren, Republican from Sacramento CA. Don’t mess with my boy Weiner from Brooklyn he’s connected. Really connected. Connected with the people. The same people you are supposed to represent.

7 Responses to “Just when you give up on all this BS…”

  1. tophatal said

    Ronin Storm

    Does anyone honestly believe that the 535 members of both legislative houses are bright enough to be accepted by MENSA ?

    There are ‘kids in grade school’ with far more intelligence !

    Let me know what you think ?

    Alan Parkins aka tophatal …………

  2. The Center Square said

    I think it matters less that he is correct than what he can get done.

    • Steve said

      being correct is more important than what you can get done. With the current system in place, we already know we are going to get something that everyone hates, just different grades of hate. Begin right on the issue can illuminate what is really going on for those who still have the wool over their eyes.

  3. tophatal said

    Ronin Storm

    Not even Vegas will be that generous with those odds. I look at both parties and I see a bunch of ingrates who are merely self serving.

    Mitt Romney is on the prowl again looking to obtain the GOP nomination 2012. The guy had such a poor showing in ’08 that it was a joke ! And this from a self made millionaire who was the founder of the investment firm Bain Capital.

    When asked to explain some of the rudiamentaries of the US economy it was like watching Stevie Wonder dodge oncoming traffic on the expressway. What an oaf !

    Alan Parkins

  4. Steve said


    You are my hero. I did not know about this exchange. Lungren got owned…

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