Monday, March 22, 2010
As I spent last night with fellow tea partiers down at the Capitol Building I couldn't help but make a few observations:
There truly are some crazy people out there. There were some Obama fans there, as well as the Catholics for Social Justice. Now, they are Americans and have every right to be there too, that isn't my issue. One of them must have forgotten to take her lithium last night. She was running after me and telling me that I had no soul. She believes that this travesty is the right thing to do, I get that. I don't understand it, but I get it. But, why she believes that I don't have a soul is beyond me. She also was telling people that she is a doctor that has a 30 year old daughter that doesn't have any insurance. Excuse me, but if you are doctor can't you afford to help your daughter out for a while and get her insurance? Doctors make a decent living, she should be able to help out her daughter while she is uninsured. She this is the difference, I believe that you help your own, she believes that the government should be doing it for you.
It was hard to tell exactly who was for and who was against, as not everyone was carrying signs making it obvious where they stood. I got into a conversation with someone who obviously was part of the vote yes crowd. At one point he was telling me everything that was wrong with conservative Christians, and at least Catholics have a intermediary between people and God. Fundmentalists, he said, believe that God speaks through them. Why he felt the need to tell me this I am not sure. We also did talk about points of the bill, well sort of. Of course Bush was brought up, the Iraq war, and the usual talking points. I told him that is a child's answer and it has to stop being made about party and talked about by what is right for all Americans. If we keep up this tit for tat problems will never be solved. He firmly believes that anything the CBO says is 100% correct. Hmm, I wonder if that is true if it were a republican bill that he doesn't like? See, I don't trust the CBO to be correct on anything as they are limited to what they can use, and the government always spends more money than they say they are going to.
The signs for "do this for Uncle Teddy" made an appearance.
The La Raza people came and joined us at one point. One was wearing a T-shirt that said, Undocumented and Not Hiding. Interesting that one would choose to wear that on the property of the Capitol, but they are correct that they have nothing to fear from this administration.
Just before the vote, I had to use the ladies room. While I was walking down the hallway I ran into Congressman Paul. Well, his office was open and I went in. He told me that America was committing suicide tonight, and it would pass because the democrat majority was too high and they couldn't stop it. He had to go and vote so I didn't get the chance to ask if he believed that we could repeal this or leave it unfunded until a new president is elected.
Congressman King is a good man. He kept coming out and telling us what was going on. After the vote he came down to the side lawn where we were and talked to all of us in person. Michele Bachmann also came and talked to us and explained to us what the next steps that the republicans would be taking.
As much as I don't like the woman's politics, I have to admit that Pelosi is a savvy politican.