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.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek