The last 24 hours before the purported government shutdown brought out all of the full-mooners on the left-hand side of the aisle in Congress. Best in show was the inimitable Louise Slaughter who had this to say about "extreme" Republicans
"This is probably one of the worst times we've seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus," Slaughter said, according to a CNS News report. "In '94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they're here to kill women.""You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it's a matter of incest," said Slaughter. "However, you have to keep a receipt. Did you know that? It's sort of like an old German Nazi movie. Show me your papers!"
Crazy stuff, and there's video, if you can handle it:
What's really annoying is knowing that this screechy old bat will get the kid-glove "what a bold pioneer" type treatment from the media so long as she voted the progressive line, but a beautiful Republican woman with a passel of kids will be dismissed as a dumb extremist. Not only that, notice her vainglorious self regard. This legend in her own mind seems to think she "saved the arts" back in 1995. Now, in 2011, she thinks she's "saving women."
Slaughter, like many prominent congressional Democrats, represents an economically moribund district, in her case New York's 28th District, which encompasses Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagra. Indeed, things have gotten worse since she first entered Congress. Slaughter used to represent the 30th District, but redistricting as a result of New York's shrinking population has seen her drop to 28th. Don't know what her constituents have gotten out of Slaughter's cheap moralizing and tax grabbing, but it's certainly not any sort of prosperity.