File the latest under “you can’t make this stuff up”.
Congressional Representative Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland and now the minority House Whip thanks to the drubbing the Dems took in November, is right down there with those desperate professors who claim to know that Conservatives are dumber than Dems. Hoyer “knows” that anyone belonging to the Tea Party obviously originated in an unhappy family and is compensating:
There are a whole lot of people in the Tea Party that I see in these polls who don’t want any compromise. My presumption is they have unhappy families. All of you have been in families: single-parent, two-parents, whatever. Multiple parent and a stepfather. The fact is life is about trying to reach accommodation with one another so we can move forward. That is certainly what democracy is about. So if we are going to move forward compromise is necessary. [my emphasis – D]
Bless his heart…
He’s trying to cover all his multi-culti bases in describing families, thus the bizzrely infelicitous image, “multiple parent and a stepfather”…Sheesh. He forgot lots of other arrangements, including polygamous marriages. There goes his base.
I wonder if he’d care to give us some psychological understanding of a few of the questionable people his party hangs with. We could begin with ACORN, that happy troupe of good scouts just out to help humanity while they help themselves to a sinecure.
Or, if we’re going to discuss compromise, how about his Fearless Leader’s idea of compromise with the Republicans? Being succinct is not usually Obama’s strong point, but he said in 2008 how compromise with the Republicans would work when he explained to them,“I won”.
Lucky for him he made this enlightenment to his opponents short and sweet because now he’s going to be eating those words. In fact, he’ll have to eat them over and over again as Republicans, with the Tea Party’s help, stormed the House in spite of his charisma and charm. And now the American electorate self-describes as “conservative” by a large majority.
They won. Sorry dude, but life breaks that way sometimes. You know, the elbow in the lip when you’re not looking.
As for Hoyer, he’s just talking to the choir and the latter is beginning to sound as off-key as he does.
Let’s hope Republicans can develop a spine. It’s not easy when the whole political class in Washington is rooting for the other guys and the New York Times tries to clothe its rabid hatred in semi-rational obfuscations. Too bad the Republicans ever started reading the Times. If it weren’t for the entrenched permanent Democrat bureaucracy in Washington, the Times and little Satan, the Washington Post would’ve folded long ago.
We know Allen West won’t have a problem walking upright, and there are several others who continued to defy Obama even when they were down for the count. They’re back now with enforcements, and I do believe the “compromisers” like Michael Steele are beginning to see the twilight at the end of the road.