In case you thought things couldn’t get more insane in Washington, this latest gem comes from our Nut-In-Chief, San Fran Nan, about those who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. From the Washington Times yesterday (emphasis mine):
There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how … this opposition to the mosque is being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community, as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City?”
You know the old definition of insanity, folks, right? Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? Yeah….that’s what’s happened with Congress and the White House; they keep ramming things down our throats, expecting that sooner or later we’ll love them for it, but it’s never gonna happen. This is not “consent of the governed” in any iteration at all – just pure insanity.
Previously I wrote about an interesting email from the D.C.C.C., ostensibly from Nancy Pelosi herself, inviting me to enter a Sweepstakes to win the chance for me and a guest to have dinner in Los Angeles with the Speaker and President Barack Obama. I noted the irony of it was that it came just one day after U.S. District Judge, Susan Bolton, all-but-neutered Arizona’s S.B. 1070, yet the official rules say, in part:
“Sweepstakes only open to citizens of the U.S. and lawful permanent U.S. residents who are residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia…“
Well, obviously I didn’t enter the Sweepstakes, but I was quite surprised when I got a follow-up email today. The email was from a rather puzzled Jon Vogel, D.C.C.C. Executive Director. The tone seemed incredulous that I didn’t jump at the chance to try and win the dinner! From Mr. Vogel’s email:
Friend — did you see the Speaker’s email yesterday? The DCCC is offering a special opportunity to its members and top supporters for you and a guest to meet Speaker Pelosi and President Obama August 16th in Los Angeles. The deadline is quickly approaching.
I find it highly ironic that just one day after U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton enjoined the most important sections of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration bill, S.B. 1070, the D.C.C.C. sends out an email, ostensibly from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to everyone on their mailing list with an offer to enter a sweepstakes where the grand-prize winner “could be part of our historic gathering in Los Angeles.” The fabulous package includes the following:
“(T)wo round-trip airplane tickets from the major airport closest to your address within the continental U.S. to Los Angeles, CA, one night’s hotel accommodations for two, and attend a dinner with special guest President Obama (approximate retail value $1,250).”
What’s so crazy about that, you ask? Well, the official rules state the sweepstakes are “only open to citizens of the U.S. and lawful permanent U.S. residents who are residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law).”
Here are the official rules as listed in the email: