Orrin Hatch (who ran hard right) now thinks you odd teabaggers need to be “rehabilitated”
Hatch was always good on judicial nominations. But he now fancies himself an indispensable elder statesman whom the Senate can’t function properly without. In other words, a professional politician who we need to help filter out the “people” from the important position of governing.
It’s one to have to grovel to these zealots every 6 years when they make up the base of the party and you require their support to win elections; but it’s quite another thing entirely to have to put up with that kind of nonsense there in the Senate, where some people manage to get elected who actually believe in the principles they mouth in order to keep the yokels from revolting.
Senator Hatch had “strong words” for those presumptuous citizen legislators. Namely, that they simply don’t allow the old boy’s club to operate the way it’s supposed to. With comity. Collegiality. And of course $17 Trillion in fiscal operating debt, millions losing their health insurance, and a welfare state on the brink of collapse.
See, we “far right extremists” — or constitutionalists, as we may have been called in another time and place — this is how we’re thought of by these arrogant. It’s how I’m thought of crooks and hucksters. And that pisses me off in ways you can’t begin to imagine. These people are not our betters. In fact, they’re our public servants.
Time we put them back in their proper places, don’t you think? Or, you know, rehabilitate them. Right out onto the fucking street, in a robe made of pitch and pigeon feathers.