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Iowahawk: Crisis of Confidence: America's Government Losing Faith in Out-of-Touch Constituents
Iowahawk | August 3, 2009 | David Burge

Posted on 08/04/2009 8:56:43 AM PDT by EveningStar

Guest Opinion
By Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA)
and Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Continued


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arlenspecter; healthcare; iowahawk; kathleensebelius; satire; sebelius; specter
This is satire.
1 posted on 08/04/2009 8:56:43 AM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 08/04/2009 8:57:35 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

My blood pressure began to spike when I saw it and the names associated with it.

But you know what? How can it be satire? How could it be satire if these two people were to lament how sad it is that constituents are losing faith?

If there were parts included about Martians eating babies and such, then...yeah, it might be recognizable as satire.

But even then...


3 posted on 08/04/2009 9:00:51 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: EveningStar
This is SPARTA!!!
4 posted on 08/04/2009 9:02:59 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Don't blame me... I voted for PALIN!)
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To: EveningStar

As usual...perfect.


5 posted on 08/04/2009 9:03:53 AM PDT by Marty62
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To: EveningStar
This is satire.

Could have fooled me.

6 posted on 08/04/2009 9:06:35 AM PDT by norton
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To: EveningStar

It’s so true it’s not funny.


7 posted on 08/04/2009 9:10:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: EveningStar
Like hundreds of our fellow legislators and government officials, we recently traveled to a town hall meeting to distribute a grassroots press release explaining why this critical legislation is a done deal. Our advance staffs said that should anticipate a respectful, positive hearing from local media and bused-in union members. Instead we were greeted by a rude howling mob of idiot "voters" who refused to listen to reason, and ruined what should have been a killer photo op for our re-election ad campaign.

Great stuff.
8 posted on 08/04/2009 9:11:18 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Can we trade in the clunker we have in the White House?)
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To: rlmorel

I don’t think it’s satire. I think it’s the God’s honest truth.

:-D


9 posted on 08/04/2009 9:11:31 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Drill here! Drill NOW! Defund the EPA!)
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To: DManA

That’s what they say about the best satire. And that’s why Iowahawk is the master.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 9:13:47 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: thecabal

Yes he is.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 9:16:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: EveningStar

Please add me to your Iowahawk ping list. Thank you!


12 posted on 08/04/2009 9:18:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: EveningStar
there was an optimistic sense that the era of Big Voter was finally over

Funny. Thanks. Reminds me to have a beer and leave the TV and radio off sometimes.

13 posted on 08/04/2009 9:27:05 AM PDT by throwback
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To: EveningStar
This is the supporter 'rent-a-mob.'


14 posted on 08/04/2009 9:29:21 AM PDT by maggief
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To: EveningStar

Stunning. Cuts like a knife.


15 posted on 08/04/2009 9:47:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: EveningStar
And with the inauguration of President Obama in January, there was an optimistic sense that the era of Big Voter was finally over.

While I laughed at this I realized this is pretty much true.
16 posted on 08/04/2009 9:57:24 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: EveningStar; IowaHawk
In the end, democracy means that voters get the government they deserve. In fairness, shouldn’t we get the voters we deserve?

Here’s a sobering thought, Senator, Madam Secretary: Perhaps you are getting the voters you deserve.

Well done, Hawk.

17 posted on 08/04/2009 9:58:36 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Judith Anne

I had to finally go in and read it when my blood pressure dropped...it was quite good, and as you said...

The God’s Honest Truth!


18 posted on 08/04/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: EveningStar; bondjamesbond; aculeus; Charles Henrickson; dead; dighton; Ezekiel; Lazamataz; ...

Sparta/healthcare crossover graphic.

19 posted on 08/04/2009 10:07:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EveningStar
In the end, democracy means that voters get the government they deserve. In fairness, shouldn't we get the voters we deserve?

Gee, Arlen, I think that's what's happening.

Voters with torches and pitchforks and vats of tar and bags of feathers and all looking for you. The voters you deserve.

20 posted on 08/04/2009 10:24:50 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: EveningStar
This is satire.

No, it's a masterpiece.

21 posted on 08/04/2009 10:28:00 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: martin_fierro

:’D

http://pointlessbanter.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/sparta.jpg
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/kurtisnathan/This_Is_Sparta_And_Chess.jpg

http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/this_is_sparta_cats.jpg


22 posted on 08/04/2009 10:31:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: EveningStar

self-ping


23 posted on 08/04/2009 11:11:13 AM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: EveningStar
This has so many golden nuggets I could hardly identify my favorite, but here goes:

It wasn't always like this. Certainly, legislators and government officials have always had to deal with the annoyance of obtrusive constituents. But there was always a belief that somehow, between election campaigns, we would muddle along despite the constant threat of voter interference. Those of us who survived the horrors of November 1994 worked hard to design important safety net protections, such as revolving doors, redistricting, earmarks, and franking privileges, in a bipartisan effort to insure "Never Again." And with the inauguration of President Obama in January, there was an optimistic sense that the era of Big Voter was finally over.

24 posted on 08/04/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: EveningStar

Please add me. I love Iowahawk’s stuff.


25 posted on 08/04/2009 1:35:02 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (America is the best -- 20 million illegal immigrants can't be wrong.)
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To: EveningStar

Will our call-to-arms spark a grassroots movement among Government-Americans to take our town halls back? Call us irrepressible optimists, but we have high hopes. Because we still believe in the American ideal that one man, with a staff of 83, and a chair on an $800 billion subcommittee, and an iPhone full of contact numbers, can still make a difference.

Hahahaha, Government-Americans.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 1:43:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EveningStar
I'm temporarily handling the Iowahawk ping list while dighton is away.

Is he coming back? It's not the same FR without dighton.

27 posted on 08/04/2009 9:53:18 PM PDT by TChad
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