Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Prayer Is All The Help You'll Get From Cathy McMorris Rodgers

As everyone knows, Cathy McMorris Rodgers was selected to give the official Republican Party response to the President's State of the Union speech. How'd she do?

Disney could not build a better automaton. In between telling us her life's story, she told us she and her party have a vision. And plans.

So tonight I’d like to share a more hopeful, Republican vision… One that empowers you, not the government… It’s one that champions free markets – and trusts people to make their own decisions, not a government that decides for you. It helps working families rise above the limits of poverty and protects our most vulnerable.
We have plans to improve our education and training systems so you have the choice to determine where your kids go to school…so college is affordable…and skills training is modernized. And yes, it’s time to honor our history of legal immigration. We’re working on a step-by-step solution to immigration reform by first securing our borders and making sure America will always attract the best, brightest, and hardest working from around the world.

Sadly, she didn't share any specifics on the plans and essentially stuck to tired talking points--government spending, high taxes, and lack of jobs. But there is one thing Cathy McMorris Rodgers is willing to do for us. Pray.

Because there is nothing left she can do besides close out like it's the 700 Club.

So, tonight, I simply offer a prayer… A prayer for Sgt. Hess’s family, your family, and for our larger American family. That, with the guidance of God, we may prove worthy of His blessings of life … liberty … and the pursuit of happiness. For when we embrace these gifts, we are each doing our part to form a more perfect union. May God guide you and our President, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

For you non-Christians and unaffiliated, you're on your own...well...pretty much like everybody else, Christian or not.

Many people are familiar with the (non-biblical) quote, "God moves in a mysterious ways; His wonders to perform."

Cathy McMorris Rodgers' God has guided her to vote against fair pay for women, for cutting Medicare and Medicaid, for allowing pre-existing conditions to be used to deny health care, for cutting funding for Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program, and for excluding lesbians, Native Americans, and immigrant women from the Violence Against Women Act.

Can underpaid women, the elderly, the cancer-stricken, the hungry children, and lesbians, Native American, and immigrant women suffering violence in the home ever prove themselves worthy of His blessings in the world of Cathy McMorris Rodgers?

She's praying on it.

1 comment:

Zuave said...

Isn't the real story of the SOTU and Response that neither Democrats or Republicans have a narrative for the off year election? McMoRo dropped Obamacare and Obama is offering a frail version of the mighty Progressive economic critique.

There's a ripple among both Progressives and Tea Partiers whether the double split should occur sooner rather than later.

Also note that the public didn't flag Obama's NSA speech for attention, even as we watch Clapper become increasingly vocal and unhinged. Mother Focker Feinstein and Ninny Chambliss can't keep the Junta's stranglehold on the old parties secret given the Mouth of Sauron's hubris.

2014 may be too soon for the formal break, but the election may be the beginning of the greatest party reallignment since the 1850s. The Democrats and Republicans have reached a Buchananist nadir of passive hand washing as the storm gathers.