Spoken in Congress:
We are at the bone almost. And sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us in a recession.
I don’t want to hear the fact that the president is divisive. The President is leading and he has led well. The American people are listening. When are our friends on the other side of the aisle going to listen? I want to challenge this body to be the kind of “Lincolness attitude.”
As yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12, and although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it shows the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?*
Speaking of think that through; what is it like to actually think of oneself as a “freed slave?” 147 years after the fact?
Or: what is it like to be so cynical in pursuit of one’s objectives that one could cartoonize the suffering of so many human beings in order to win a political point?
How cynical — or blind — must one be if the “winning” of that political point furthers the re-enslavement of so many more human beings to The State?