Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Life's Been Good To Him So Far

Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois tweeted this 16 hours ago:

My office was invaded by the Occupy Protesters today & all I saw were $1000 laptops & vomit on the carpet. Thank God for #febreze

A darling of the Tea Party, Rep. Walsh's comment is illuminating. He got where he is by articulating the Tea Party positions. Here, he revels in their contempt of the ill and the middle class.
I probably should show my work, as the math teachers say. Contempt for the ill is pretty obvious. A constituent in his office vomits and his only concern is that the carpet might be ruined. God knows he wouldn't want to offer that guy even a glass of water... that would be socialism! It's not your Government's job to worry about your welfare! That's YOUR job, loser! Go be sick somewhere else! In fact, go DIE OF YOUR ILLNESS somewhere else. (Going too far? Listen to the applause lines at the next Republican debate).
I'm glad to see those guys are giving up on the whole "compassionate conservatism" thing. Wasn't working.
Why middle-class? It's the implication of those $1000 laptops. The poor would be carrying $300 laptops. Note that if you spent less than a grand on your hardware, the Tea Party isn't interested in your problems. You can't even voice a concern unless you got Alienware, honey.
I will say this though, Walsh does respect brand names. He took the trouble to tag AND spell Febreze correctly. Wouldn't want to offend corporations! They're people, you know.

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