Can someone honestly say to me that we don't have a problem with hate in this state? News this afternoon of a ruling in the case of Michael Bullard and Richard Armstrong reminded me again that being recognizably different in any way can be a very horrific thing when intolerant bigots are in your midst. Betsy Russell has the ruling and if this story weren't enough, again today the Times-News is showcasing a new brand of hate ala the teabaggers. If you answered my question honestly and still don't think we have a problem with hate here at home, go read what one of Zeb's Rebs has to say to President Obama. Seriously, who signs a letter "A White, Christian, American Mom"? I think we all know the answer to that.
What happened to that oft-espoused idea/belief that Congressman Minnick would vote with the Democrats when it counted? He's not only voting against his own party, he's voting against the Idahoans that elected him in refusing to support health care reform. I am with Wordsmith on this one, it means diddly squat to be a Blue Dog Democrat anymore. All that means is you're a Democrat who votes with the Republicans. Wouldn't it just be easier to be a Republican? When Minnick says he hopes he can support a final version of the bill that has more bipartisan support, I hope that doesn't mean he'll vote for the bill when the Republicans who think like him can vote for it. Congressman Minnick, could I borrow your health insurance for awhile? Because I'm an average Idahoan who really needs health care in this country to be reformed and I don't need it to be reformed ten months from now when you're running for re-election or even a month from now when all you Washington politicians come back from you break. I need health care reform right now and I can't just take a month off from that absolute need.