Cynical Synapse

Mon, 18 Oct 2010

John Conyers, Fruitcake Extraordinaire

Filed under: Congress, Economy, Global War on Terror, Government, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 6:15 pm

Arrogant John Conyers

Bear in mind, John Conyers (D-MI) is the same guy that didn’t see any point in reading the bill before voting on the massive healthcare bill.

Now, at 4:10, John Conyers supports Looney Tunes’ Dennis Kucinich’s proposal for a Department of Peace. Great concept, but just what would such a cabinet-level agency do? Disarm the military? Undermine the State Department’s public diplomacy? Push its own agenda, like most Federal bureaucracies do?

At 5:20, Conyers says “There probably isn’t anybody above the tenth grade who doesn’t know you cannot win a war in Afghanistan.” Excuse me? I thought Conyers was an Obama supporter. Right after that, Conyers said President Obama has to do something about “jobs immediately.” At 6:33, Conyers mentions the so-called Tea Party, calling it “small and dismissible.”

So, let’s see. Conyers wants an immediate solution to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (even though he doesn’t mention that one). He wants jobs. And Conyers dismisses voter unrest. All without ever having “read the bill” or understanding voter discontent. Why would anyone re-elect this fruitcake?

HT: The Blogprof

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  1. We already have a department that helps secure peace. It’s called the Defense Department.

    Comment by Alex Bensky — Fri, 22 Oct 2010 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Conyers, by the way, was my congressman for quite a while (I don’t say “my representative” because I don’t think he was and I don’t think he saw himself as one.)

    I never voted for him, which is perhaps why come 2008 voting Republican for president wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be.

    Comment by Alex Bensky — Sat, 23 Oct 2010 @ 10:32 am

    • Gee, Alex. I have the same problem with my congressman, Sander Levin. Sadly, I don’t think anyone in Washington represents us anymore. I’ll be voting for anyone who is not the incumbent on Nov. 2nd.

      Comment by cynicalsynapse — Sat, 23 Oct 2010 @ 4:20 pm

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