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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tennessee's Bob Corker Tells It Like It Is

Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker was all over the news yesterday for standing up to our "duplicitous" president.

In the recent closed-door session with Republican Senators, Wonderboy was bluntly asked by Corker how, to paraphrase the Senator,

'you could be so duplicitous as to sabotage my work on financial regulatory reform, then come here and claim to be open to our ideas.'

Yes, Corker used the word duplicitous.

News reports characterized Wonderboy's reaction as 'think-skinned.'

No kidding. For once not among a carefully chosen group of naive teen-aged college liberals, our First Rookie had to take fair and appropriate criticism from real adults.

I think it's indicative of how arrogant and self-centered Wonderboy is, that he believed that simply by showing up at a GOP Senate caucus and addressing them with his magical tones, they, too, would genuflect in worship to the country's first black president, just because he's black and was elected.

It's never been that way in the US, and there's no reason it should change now. Every president has been mercilessly lampooned and criticized, justly or not.

In Wonderboy's case, of course, it's more than justified. And Corker, more than anybody else of whom I can think, spoke truth to power, expressing the realities of our First Rookie's lies and dissembling in clear, unflinching language.

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