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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Deaf Republicans

You'd think after the election last month that at least the Republicans would "get it". Apparently some still don't. 8 Republicans voted AGAINST a measure to eliminate earmark spending. Here are the traitors:

Robert F. Bennett, Utah
Thad Cochran, Mississippi
Susan Collins, Maine
James Inhofe, Oklahoma
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Richard Lugar, Indiana
Richard Shelby, Alabama
George Voinovich, Ohio

I think I'm going to take the time to send each one of them an email and let them know how much I appreciate them listening to the American people. Perhaps the rest of you would like to do the same. I made it easy for you. Just click on their names and you should go to their webpage.

7 of the 8 are no surprise in that they have a RINO voting record according to the American Conservative Union. The only real surprise is James Inhofe. He should be ashamed of himself. I remember there were other Republicans grumbling about this as well, Mitch McConnell for instance, but he decided to listen to Americans for a change.

UPDATE: Robert F. Bennett no longer accepts emails. How convenient for him.

9 comments:

  1. I am calling Lugar's office (again) to tell him to vote against the DREAM Act(co-sponsor, I believe)...and this time I am also going to suggest he switch parties. What a joke! We can't rid rid of this arse!

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  2. He is a co-sponsor of the dream act? OMG!

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  3. They're just plain stupid, not deaf, and they don't care about anyone or anything but their own reelection.

    As a side note: There's a movement in the Deaf community, raising awareness about "audism." Discrimination against Deaf/Hard of Hearing (you don't wanna get me started on the insults hurled when some of these folks get into full rant mode). Some, quite naturally, would be pounding their keyboards to tell you how discriminatory the above picture is and that you are an "audist." As a wife and mom to Deaf, even I was a bit put off by it. Now, I don't believe that was your intention, so I won't string you up by your toenails, but I know a few who think ALL hearing are against Deaf and want them "fixed" (i.e., cochlear implants, even though they don't "cure" deafness) and wouldn't hesitate to accuse you of it. Just sayin'.

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  4. Frankly, Angie Lee, I did not even know what an "audist" was and the picture was just something I found on the internet that seemed to fit these Republicans.

    Actually what those Republicans have is "selective hearing" a malady my sweet Wifey often thinks I suffer from as well.

    As far as people wanting to accuse me of discrimination, bigotry and other stuff, I figure that you've read enough of my blog to know that I really don't care about such things. As I have told some of my friends and foes alike, I am not a bigot, I hate everyone equally.

    As my friend Popeye used to say, "I am what I am and that's all that I am."

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  5. I agree with the selective hearing. I also think they're more than a little self-centered and self-serving and could really care less what anyone says outside their own little hard-as-a-rock heads.

    The first time I was accused of being an "audist" was by none other than my own husband, at an appt. with my OB while pregnant with our third child and wasn't interpreting for him. *I* was the patient, but because I wasn't reciting my history in ASL (which he obviously knew at this point), I was discriminating against him. ??? I told exactly what I thought about that notion and he stormed out of the office. Later that night, he and a bunch of his "good buddies" were busy bashing me (and hearing people in general) in a chat room. Hearing people are entirely the reason so many Deafies can't get jobs and have to rely on welfare, don't you know?

    Personally, I think they made the word up, "audism." Goes along with their victim mentality - and their votes for Dummycraps. Don't get me wrong, it's not ALL Deaf, or even a majority, just this group of hatemongers who like to stir the turd (I guess they'd be the deaf equivalent of an Al Sharpton, instead of race-baiting, deaf-baiting).

    It's actually been a source of morbid amusement for me, when I'm told I am an audist and I get to shoot back that I am married to one of them and 2 of my 3 kids with him are Deaf, I believe the decision about CI is not up to me OR him but the kids themselves, and I actually took the time to learn THEIR language so when are they gonna get off their asses and learn mine instead of slaughtering it with bastardizations of written English. Tolerance is a two-way street, and just like the Al Sharptons of the world, they can't stop themselves from trying to reroute traffic so both lanes flow in their direction. I do take pride, however, in the fact that I've converted that hard-headed husband of mine from a Dummycrap into a conservative, and he's spreading the word in the Deaf community about how they're being used. Maybe they will listen to him, huh?

    *I* know you're not a bigot, and I live by the same philosophy as you. People in general just suck.

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  8. 10-4 on people sucking. This is why I prefer dogs. 90 percent of all the dogs I know and have known are better than 90 percent of all the people I know or have known, with occasional exceptions of course *8-)

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  9. ROFL

    I'm more of a cat person, myself. For the most part, they're pretty independent and don't come sniffing around to lick me with great flappy tongues. Mostly.

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