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How So-Called Liberals Are Incapable of Rational Thought: Matthew Yglesias

November 8, 2009

Matthew Yglesias and I watched the same C-Span broadcast of the House debate on a parliamentary motion to extend remarks on the House bill. According to Yglesias, sexist Republicans (including — although he fails to mention this — Republican women) attempted to suppress the views of members of the Democratic women’s caucus by talking over them when they stepped to the podium to express their views.

This was not an original thought with Yglesias.  It was a talking point provided by the Soros octopus (in this case Think Progress) which accused the Republicans of  screaming and shouting to “silence women lawmakers.” Actually, the Republicans were raising parliamentary objections to the fact that while the rules clearly state that members supporting such motions were to limit themselves to a simple declaration of their attitude towards the motion (for or against,) the Democrat had a prepared statement about the health bill — not the motion — which they read (e.g., “Because the health care bill would cover pre-existing conditions, because it would help women etc etc….”)

The Republicans objected to the violation of the rule and asked for the rule. Chair John Dingell obliged by repeating the rule over and over again while allowing the Democrats to keep on violating it. And Republicans objected. Then it was the Republicans’ turn. When they attempted to mirror the Democrats’ abuse (“Because this bill is a government takeover of health care, because it is a massive tax increase…”) Dingell ruled them out of order and penalized them by ascribing the time they took for their statements to the time they were allotted for debate on the bill.

My reaction was, “How pathetic.” But obviously self-righteous leftists like Yglesias, on a crusade to save the world from sexist opponents of a progressive future, are incapable of appreciating just how obnoxious they appear to those who don’t share their religious ardor.

  1. justawhoaman permalink
    November 8, 2009 7:25 am

    Dingel and Murtha, apparently, have the same Rules of Order when they oversee proceedings. The House of Representatives, and Demorats, in particular, are a complete embarassment to our Constitutional government. We are now being railroaded by the Progressive Party (formerly Democrat Party) and we must find a way to stop them. Surely we must do something before November 2010 as I fear there will be nothing left of this country, let alone the Constitution.

    Will it take an organized Jihad to wake up the vast majority of voters?

    • November 8, 2009 6:45 pm

      Sorry to bring you the bad news but we no longer have a “Constitutional government” and haven’t since the MarxiCrats declared our Constitution to be “a living, breathing document”. Translated that means that our founding priciples are whatever the ‘Crats say they are at any given time: Completely elastic like Postmodernism itself. Free speech for me but not for thee. The Lefty Double Standard writ large. We have been re-oriented according to Marxist dogma into Oppressors and Victims. If you are white, male and believe in a Transcendental Creative Intelligence, the Capitalist system, freedom of the individual from coercive socialism or any combination of the above you are, de-facto, an Oppressor and deserve all the punishment and abuse the Lefty’s can heap on you. Have a nice day!

  2. Elaine B permalink
    November 8, 2009 8:02 am

    Both parties are guilty of making rules when they are the majority party that disadvantage and silence the minority. This is the real issue. As long as the House majority determines the rules there will be little to no debate. How can we expect otherwise?

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 8, 2009 8:53 am

      That is quite obvious, isn’t it.

      • November 8, 2009 8:57 am

        So are the two of you in favor of a strong third party or something, or just reforms, what?

        • John Davidson permalink
          November 8, 2009 1:20 pm

          Ross Perot tried that and the parties in p[owers since have installed financial roadblocks to thwart any further attempts to get rid of them, many thought that Obama was the saviour, but he had horns, not wings.

    • Steverino permalink
      November 8, 2009 11:46 am

      The issue isn’t whether both sides make rules, Elaine. The issue here is that the Dems refused to enforce the rules they had made when it came to their own party, and enforced them to the hilt for the opposition.

      I don’t have much of a problem with the party in power making rules, but selective and partisan enforcement is indefensibly wrong. And tu quoque is not an answer.

    • Steve R permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:40 pm

      Then we need to change the majority. 🙂 C’mON 20-10!!

  3. Robert Wargas permalink
    November 8, 2009 9:05 am


    I want to start following your advice: I’d like to see how leftists react to the charge that it is *they* who oppress women and minorities, with their failed public policies and demeaning welfarism.

    It’s time to start using the racist-sexist-classist arguments against them.

  4. John Redman permalink
    November 8, 2009 1:14 pm

    Thank you for such dedicated exposure of the tactics of the left.

    The left has been repeatedly exposed using rules and conduct, crafted to foster fairness, as weapons against reasonable people in its effort to destroy representative democracy. This is but another example. The people will respond to such treachery with unrelenting harshness as they are progressively provoked by the deception of the democrat party. They must now take action into their own hands to counter and defeat these cheaters and liars once and for all. There is no place for them in the arena of American politics. We must act, individually and independently, to smash the leftist disease that infects our country and threatens our future.


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