Ronald Reagan’s message to the Tea Party on the debt ceiling: Fail to raise it “an outrage”

October 11, 2013

Ronald Reagan, by Lawrence Lind

Ronald Reagan, by Lawrence Lind

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) summoned Ronald Reagan’s ghost to visit the Tea Party:

McCaskill said:

Published on Sep 27, 2013

Former President Ronald Reagan explaining the importance to American jobs and businesses of Congress living up to its financial obligations and paying the country’s bills.

(Hey, are Congress people getting the hang of internet video, finally?  Could teachers be far behind?)

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Sen. McCaskill gets Tweets

October 4, 2013

Sen. Claire McCaskill gets Tweets on the government shutdown, sometimes from people who appear unfamiliar with major concepts of civilized life.

[Here’s the text, in case Twitter isn’t displaying properly for you:  (quote)Some of today’s hate: “shut the f* up you baby killing, veteran disrespecting, butt ugly sack of shit bitch.” His profile says he’s a Christian. (end quote)]

The old hymn says,

Refrain
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

Worse, or better if the Tweeter tries to live up to it, is verse three:

We will work with each other, we will work side by side,
We will work with each other, we will work side by side,
And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride.

Wow.

English: Claire McCaskill, member of the Unite...

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, speaking during a committee hearing. Wikipedia image

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