Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ben-edict Chandler

Ben Chandler has crossed the line in the sand...
The Herald-Leader has quoted Ben-edict Chandler as saying
"When I cast this vote, I thought about my children, their future and the duty all of us have to stewardship." Would that be the same stewardship that you promised the people of Kentucky who put you in office? Will your children get the same back-door shaft that you pulled on all of us? You "protected" your children while pulling the rug out from under mine.
Kentucky is set to be one of the states hardest hit economically by this legislation, but Chandler thinks that's not the most important thing. It's about stewardship of the planet, after all, not the thousands of jobs that will be lost or the families who will be devastated by electric bills and fuel prices that skyrocket. It's comforting to know that my children will be breathing clean air as they freeze to death.
"We passed transformational legislation, which will take us into the future," Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference. But she acknowledged it was not easy. "For some it was a very difficult vote because the entrenched agents of the status quo were out there full force jamming the lines in their districts and here, and they withstood that," she said.
[Dina Cappielo-AP] Um, excuse me? Did that vile harridan just accuse me of obstructing my Congressman in his duty by harassing him with my differing opinion- the opinion of a voter- in his district? Or was her complaint against the protesters outside? Thank Heaven this isn't Iran- yet.
Here's a little flatout honesty for you. Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore and GE, among others, will make billions off of this legislation and that's all that this is about- money and influence. Chandler is hoping to ride the wave of that influence tucked comfortably inside of Nancy Pelosi's pocket. He doesn't think he needs us anymore- he has the might of the DNC to get re-elected. What can we honest voters do to fight corrupt Congressmen with their army of ACORN volunteers fabricating supporters out of thin air?
This is not the country I inherited from my father and it is not the one I will leave to my sons. I am sick with the betrayal. This no longer has anything to do with climate change and whether or not you believe it to be so. The people of Kentucky were very clear- four of the Congressman got the message. Chandler turned his back on us, the very people he is bound to represent. He mis-represented us in Congress. There has to be a consequence for that...