Monday, October 4, 2010


Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (born May 26, 1944) American politician, has been a Democrat member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Illinois's 9th congressional district.

Illinois, you might remember, is the state from which President BO was elected to the Senate and then ascended to the presidency.

In this video, Schakowsky says that the Pledge for America is some kind of effort to make the Tea Party movement "think" they have some sort of revolutionary plan "...because they quote a lot from the constitution..." (The "they" is a reference to the Republican adherents to the Pledge for America).

So, quoting from the Constitution is some sort of revolutionary thought?

Who knew?

How the heck does Schakowsky think this country was formed? Does she think it happened as a result of King George's urgings?

This country is the result of revolutionary thinking.

No other country in history had been given birth in the same manner as this one.

No other country had ever been framed to give people the power to determine their own destiny through the construct of a Constitutional Republic.

Jan thinks that the idea that free people might govern themselves is (judging by her condescending tone) pretty far out.

Well, yes, it IS, and that's the point.

We were founded as a DIFFERENT sort of country; one whose government would be subject to the will of the people.

Schakowsky's tone denotes the "foolishness" of the thought that the government's power is derived from the consent of the people.

She says, continuing in her condescending tone, that the Pledge to America was an attempt " appeal to those people..." who are dumb enough to think that way.

She accuses Republicans and Tea Party members, as though it was some philosophical felony, of embracing the tenth amendment.

For those who may not know: the Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the states by the Constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people.

She calls us "a bunch of tenthers." (Clever, you know...sort of like "birthers," or "9/11 truthers.")

How shocking is it that we should embrace this concept?

(The Supreme Court has done its part in trying to see that Schakowsky's idea that it is a stupid amendment has been codified...but it is still an integral part of the Constitution...even today.)

The interviewer says, "I don't think the pledge even addresses Medicare and Social Security, 'cause they want to end it."

That is a blatant lie propagated by liberals and progressives without remorse.

Schakowsky goes on to say that the "dominant theme of the Republicans is so extreme..."

Since when is adherence to the Constitution considered extreme?

Personally, I'm proud to count myself as a "tenther."

Do you liberals and progressives not get that the Constitution is the document that brought this country into existence? It is what constitutes this country. That's why it is called the Constitution.

Is that too much for you to understand?

In twenty-five words or less, tell me: what is wrong with you people?


BetteJo said...

She is truly out there. She was all for universal single payor health care. Her opponent coming up is Joel Pollack, the Harvard student who stood up to Barney Frank when Barney tried to side-step his question about taking accountability for fannie and freddie. He's young but I hope he takes Schakowsky down!

Joe said...

BetteJo: Me,too!

cary said...

1. They
2. Are
3. Stupid.

Saved you some time and 22 words, Joe.

You are most welcome.

Lisa said...

The constitution only exists when there is a republican president or should I say it only gets shredded under a republican president.
What do they think they are going to do use it as confetti for Obama's next staged campaign?

I too am proud to call myself a "tenther"

Joe said...

cary: These days an extra 22 words makes a big difference!

Lisa: Tenthers unite!