Monday, September 16, 2013

Well Beyond Shameless

I often speak in general about how the Progs, as they advanced their power grabs, came to the phase where they acted shamelessly. That is, they became so powerful they could feel the success of their long-term agenda was fully secure. Opposition to their expanding agenda had become so spotty as to have become unworthy of even acknowledgement.

That is why this story caught my eye. The opposition this time seems to have moved them to mounting a reactionary type vendetta. 

Congress’s Exemption from Obamacare Make Congress get insurance the same way the little people do? Hill denizens howl in fury. 


The Congressional Leadership Empire decided to strike back at Vitter. Politico reported that several Democratic senators have asked staff to draft legislation that would deny federal health subsidies to anyone who votes for the Vitter plan, even if Vitter’s plan doesn’t become law. An even more spiteful draft bill would bar subsidies to any lawmaker or aide found by a congressional ethics committee to have “engaged in the solicitation of prostitution.”

Aside from the strong-arm tactics that this dust-up provides us a rare opportunity to witness, there is the implied better-than-thou by the Senators out to punish Vitter and allies for his dissent with them.

What I observed here was what I wished to place in my archives. It's been abundantly clear that DC has been operating in a crony-capitalist capacity for many years, but most openly -- do a search for the word brazen on this blog for more examples -- in these last five years.

So please note that they who seek now to punish Vitter, specifically for a past forgiven incident of "solicitation of prostitution," have  themselves proven to be the best paid whores in our country's history. Thus, Senators Reid and Boxer, in attacking Vitter this way, are well past shameless.


  1. Brazen does not even begin to describe the behavior of Washington politicians. They are condescending should they ever deign to visit the fiefdoms that elected them. They are all knowing and wise and who are we to question their benevolence or wisdom.

    I think in the next republic we must resist ever denoting a single location to receive the offices of the federal bunglearacy. It should be kept in a series of mobile homes and moved every fortnight.

    That might keep their collective chutzpah down to tolerable levels.

    1. Oh, I agree Paul. I moved on from "Brazen" to "Contempt for us" (and even beyond) in the last of my "Progress of" posts. I was calling attention to those who still think that we can shame these bastards as Baron Bodissey suggested only a couple of days ago. Hence, beyond shameless, and even brazen as you point out.

      Oh, and I chuckle at your idea of no impressive buildings.

      I also laughed as I thought about how people who live in the trailer park so occupied would be holding their breath shortly after the fortnight began. OTOH, the bunglearacrats would no longer be faceless and more likely to be held accountable. Heh indeed.

    2. Here it is, from October 2010,

      The Progress Of the "Progressives:"
      Altruistic ==► Casuistic ==► Craven ==► Shameless ==► Brazen ==► Sneer at US ==► Contempt for US ==► The Final Solution

  2. We are closer to the end than I had imagined. I fell we will suffer contempt until a seminal event. Since we are much bigger nation now, and we have had some seminal events which where ignored, I am not sure what the event will be.

    I refer to Ruby Ridge and the Koresh Compound as examples of discarded events.


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