By Columnist Charles Payne
“I will not yield to this monkey court or whatever it is” – Frank Pallone (D) from New Jersey used a word that only a democrat is allowed to use in Washington during hearings to get to the bottom of the Obamacare exchange fiasco.
His ire and that of some of his colleagues belies his basic obligation as a lawmaker to protect Americans, not ideologies or failed websites that mask failed policy.
This has been one of those weeks. Rep. Grayson of Florida sends out an email with a burning cross that compares the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan. I hadn’t heard monkey court before, but there were a lot of animal sayings that come to mind when thinking about the behavior of Democrat lawmakers this week.
Other animal sayings that we happen to be familiar with:
That comment was certainly a rabbit punch, illegal in civil society and an evil accusation.
President Obama not demanding an apology is like an ostrich with his head in the sand, but since he has orchestrated the public relations war against that grass roots organization, the Commander in Chief was probably happy as a clam.
If there were proper media coverage, perhaps an apology would be forthcoming, but it would be crocodile tears, so why bother except that’s what human beings do.
Grayson is a wildcard, and we know leopards can’t change their spots, but this guy is kicking up a hornet’s nest.
Some see Grayson and Pallone as bold as coots, just strained at the leash, but the anger and hate they supposedly decry drips off them in plain sight. They cannot be written off as bats in the belfry.
In the end, chickens always come home to roost, and this law is a disaster. The greater disaster is the unrelenting campaign to rip America apart. The hatred in the air is deliberate and stinks.
But we should never forget a fish rots from the head down. Some think President Obama’s real legacy goal is the comeuppance of the “haves” through a campaign of contained rage and fanning of fear and anger. By allowing this kind of language and divisiveness, the White House turns all of Washington into a kangaroo court.
He cannot continue to be an innocent bystander, occasionally trying to break up the fight he instigated in the first place.
I don’t think these guys could hit an elephant at any distance in an intellectually honest environment, so it’s hateful imagery and buzzwords.