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Bootlicking at its finest

The Canadians weigh in on Creamsicle’s power hour of extreme bootlicking aka his first cabinet meeting. {{rolling eyes}}

There is some seriously good Kids in the Hall humor here in this post at Macleans:

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services: “What an incredible honour it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me and the leadership you’ve shown.”
This isn’t fancy but it is brown-nosing at its finest—a master class in professional bootlicking. This man should have his own reality television series called Ass Kissers! (Each week, Price travels to a different workplace and instructs beleaguered employees on the finer points of being a slavish flunky). Given his moment to shine in front of the President, look what he packs into just two sentences:
• Hits the obligatory “incredible honour” line.
• Moves on to acknowledge his own role as a leader – but only in the context of praising Trump’s leadership and clearly positioning himself as an inferior.
• Brings it home with deferential statement of personal gratitude and yet another reference to the President’s leadership.
That’s some good toadying!



See, this is the problem with our world today. The Canadians are having fun at our expense and watching Justin Trudeau kayak when they should be planning an invasion while we’re at our weakest. 

They will be greeted as liberators. 

You gotta give the Trumpsters credit for staging brilliant distractions. While we’re watching toadying at its finest, the granny starvers are quietly giving Susan Collins permission to defect on the Senate healthcare bill that was negotiated 1.) in secret 2.) by Republicans only and 3.) by male Republicans only. Let’s review with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri): 

Keep that in mind when the Republican Wurlitzer accuses Democrats of obstruction. 

In fact, when this baby goes down, the Democrats should have a press conference announcing how proud they were to obstruct this bill. They tried to stop it from happening but THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED. *Hint, Hint*. 

The debate and vote over the AHCA is destined to be “nasty, brutish and short”. Pence is likely to cast the tie breaking vote that deprives 23 million people of healthcare in an instant and soothes the tender injured feelings of the .01% who will get back the money those poor kids in West Virginia viciously stole from them for their albuterol. Gasping for breath during an asthma attack oughtta learn them good to not waste taxpayers money on preventable illnesses, like being born a poor asthmatic kid in West Virginia. (I have a soft spot for little kids who can’t breathe at night due to chronic severe asthma. Yeah, yeah, bleeding heart. So sue me.)

I think that’s what really astounds me about the heartless cruelty of the Republican health care bill. It not only rolls back Medicaid, it dismantles large chunks of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, otherwise known as CHIP, that Hillary Clinton worked so hard to pass back in the 90’s. 

The Canadians need to come up with a new metric for that. 

Don’t get mad. Get even. 2018 is coming. 


16 Responses

  1. One of the many causes of our present predicament hit me when the Missus mentioned her epi-pen expired and she couldn’t afford a replacement since the price increased tenfold to $400.

  2. You really think Canada wants us?

    • No. We are not entitled to hot national leaders who speak French. We have Trump. This is why we can’t have nice things.

  3. 20 more min on the treadmill. Gotta work off the wine. And er, beer. And whiskey.

  4. Dreaming of a Canadian invasion…

  5. According to the treadmill, I have burned 300 calories.
    Not sure I believe it. I might skip the cocktails tonight.

  6. The wingnuts used to complain about Obama’s alleged “cult of personality” 🙄

    • As I said on a previous thread, it probably sounded better in the original Korean. 😛

  7. I recommend the Krugzilla article currently showing at the upper left, “Their Own Private Pyongyang”.

  8. Ralph Northam won Dem nomination for VA governor. Bernie’s guy lost. He was awful in ads. Good riddance. I have to believe there is a silent majority watching Bernie shenanigans on the left and the alarming catastrophe on the right. 2018, here we come, ready or not.

    • Bernie keeps lecturing the party on what we need to do. The joke on twitter is what we need to do is make Bernie quit endorsing candidates.

      • It’s ironic then that this op-ed by Bernie was in the NY Times on 6/13.

        BTW, Happy Flag Day! It’s also my son’s birthday.

        • @Bernie:

          Oh, bugger off, you Putin mole.

          (IIRC, the dude took his honeymoon in the USSR.)

        • IF Ds actually reform FD Roosevelt style, in a Sanders/JusticeDemocrats direction & focus on POLICY like Medicare4All (poll shows 59% of USians, 75% of D voters support) that is BOTH proven effective AND majoritarian popular, they will win in 2018 & beyond.

          IF they continue with the right-wing Clinton0bamite RussiaGhazi! obsession & ignore policy, the Rs may actually gain more seats in 2018.

          IBW, how can you hate on this Sanders editorial? Do you even care about policy, or are you interested in politics as if it were Nerd Baby Boomer version of TMZ celebrity “news”? Is your Dear Leader Hillary your version of Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian?

          Or pehaps you are a social moderate, economic neoliberal right-winger like 0bama/Clinton, e.g. a Republican that MODERATELY supports (0bama & HClinton not supporting gay marriage till 2013, etc) equal rights for women/racial minorities/LGBT.

          1 sign of hope is Corbyn’s success in the 2017 UK election. #BernieWouldveWon

          2nd sign of hope is the 1980-&-later Millennial generation is STRONGLY progressive, social democratic, in the US & other nations. The few remaining actual real people, like apparently IBW, that prefer Clinton0bamaBlair right-wing neoliberal are mostly the Boomer generation, & in 5/10+ yrs their electoral influence will be less relevant.

      • I want a legal eagle for the next candidate in 2020 and of a younger generation. No more of the hypocritical and conniving old geezers who somehow have an epiphany in their 80s to do some good if that, before they die.

  9. Speaking of old geezers, what a bizarre comment from this man. Get this man out of public service. He is unfit and corrupt, not mention supremely incompetent.

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