Thursday, December 27, 2012

Larson The Demagogue


It was only a matter of time before some Democratic politician high on demagoguery got around to linking the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Republican caution in Washington concerning President Obama's tax hikes.

Here is U.S. Congressman John Larson, courtesy of the Hartford Courant, holding forth; for good measure, he managed to fold hurricane Sandy into his rhetoric as well:  

U.S. Rep. John Larson, a Democrat from Connecticut’s 1st District, invokes the school massacre in Sandy Hook and the devastation of Storm Sandy in his statement asking House Republicans to get back to work.

“The fast approaching fiscal cliff, now only five days away, has already created uncertainty for many and threatens to raise taxes and cut services for millions.

“In Connecticut, New York and New Jersey Americans and their families wait for the relief aide that will help them rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

“And after an unprecedented tragedy in Connecticut that shook the nation to its core and one of the worst acts of violence in our nation, Congress has a responsibility to act on legislation ready to help prevent future violence.

“I am prepared to do the job I was sent to Washington to do. It’s my hope that House Republicans will answer the call of millions of Americans who more than ever need Congress to put partisanship aside, and get back to work.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time we help pass legislation that punishes voters for re-electing these fools.

peter brush said...

put partisanship aside
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Larson appears to be a decent fellow. Appearances can be deceiving, and/or decent fellows can be intolerable partisan hacks with zero appreciation of the greatness of the country and its Constitution, and zero concern for their preservation and well-being. Given that he risks losing an election no more than did Jesse Jackson Jr., his vicious demagoguery is all the more inexcusable. Is it asking too much for him to acknowledge that the problem the country faces is spending, and in particular spending in the Dem-created redistributive programs, especially Medicare and Medicaid? Stupid question.