I have never made a secret of what low regard I hold my local House representative. She is obtuse, rude, ignores constituents even when we try to be reasonable, and calculates her “open” meetings so only friendlies will appear. She writes like a third grader and her thinking skills are on a par with, possibly, a pretty smart chicken. Her staff is made up of hyper-competitive Christians-in-name-only, who do not hesitate to throw each other under the bus at any opportunity. She is a so-called “rising star” in a party that completely demeans women on a regular basis, often without ever realizing how tone-deaf they are, because, after all, when you’re on top of somebody else, you don’t have to think about it much. I hate the way the Republicans post her like a department-store mannikin in all kinds of high-profile news shots, thus to indicate they “get” the woman thing, even though they don’t. And I hate the way she NEVER EVER opens her mouth in said news shots because, all Republicans know, as a WOMAN she will just say something inane. And sadly, she WOULD say something inane, because she is so very, very limited. She is also such a party loyalist, such, a good dog, she will obey whatever order Boehner issues her, which is pretty obviously STFU. And I hate hate hated her STUPID rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union, where she talked about her biography as though it had even the LEAST effect on creating good government policy. SO WHAT IF YOU PICKED APPLES. I DON’T CARE. STOP REPEATING IT LIKE IT MEANS SOMETHING! JEEZ!
Recently she filled the airwaves with a whole new level of of complete capitulation to her Washington masters. But let me present it all, from beginning to end.
Okay, so as a card-carrying Republican, Cathy hates the ACA, also known as Obamacare. No reason in particular, except, I guess “freedom” (to die slowly in abject poverty) and “‘Murica”, (the place where despite Christian assertions to the contrary, is engaged in a battle of Darwinian fitness, with the amount of money one has standing in for the number of potentially beneficial mutations one might contribute). Of course, also, Boehner told her to hate it, and Cathy is nothing but obedient to authority, ESPECIALLY if said authority has a penis attached.
Cathy’s town hall meetings are never pretty. Try as she might to slew the attendees to the right by making her events “by invitation”, some pesky ordinary people always find out about them and infiltrate. Then they ask questions. Not shallow, softball questions either, but incisive, pointed questions, about abortion, about immigration, about climate change, about all those topics that Cathy has been briefed on the talking points from only the right-wing side of the spectrum. So, she is COMPLETELY unprepared for these questions. Often she sits like a jackrabbit on the highway, frozen in her abject ignorance of whatever it is somebody is talking about that doesn’t fit her very specific parameters. Sometimes a Fox Fake News watcher will try to bulldoze the questioners, but of late, more and more people have been nodding in assent over these questions, because they are not partisan in nature – they are American in nature.
So here’s the latest. As previously stated, Cathy has been instructed to hate Obamacare. And Cathy has a Facebook page, which I do not doubt some enterprising young staffer set up for her, because Cathy’s busy, don’tcha know. So she posts a request on her Facebook page that asks for people’s experiences with the ACA, fully expecting her constituents to unloose a torrent of horror about how the law completely upended their God-fearing conservative lives.
Over TEN THOUSAND people replied. And most said the same thing. The ACA was the best thing that could have happened to them. Many told her that they were diehard conservatives, yet the ACA was filling a very important gap for them and their families. She ignored the fact that 15.5 percent of the adult population to age 65 in Stevens County has signed up for the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare, meaning the people of McMorris-Rodgers’ childhood county are joining Obamacare at four times the national average. One in six adults in neighboring deep-red Ferry County has signed up for free Medicaid, thanks solely to Obamacare. And, as usual, the generous liberal side of the state carts the taker conservative side on its back, as King County has only a 1-in-10 signup rate.
Well, all those positive stories must’ve screwed up her expectations, because now the open-feedback section has been wiped, and the responder has to fill out a form to post, presumably so Cathy’s staff can filter the messages and more easily find those occasional nuggets of negativity that will bolster her credibility. Shades of the “Bette in Spokane” fiasco!
Despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback on the ACA from HER DISTRICT, she voted to repeal the very next day.
Then, it gets better. Turns out those paltry few negative stories she came up with? Aren’t part of the Washington State Facebook response at all. Plucked them out of a gop.gov website that was put up the same day. Collectively, these sad tales came from California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana. WHY OH WHY would you have to go to these far flung places to collect this tripe if you actually had it locally?
Oh. I think I am getting it. Cathy is not only not very smart, she is LAZY. Extremely lazy! Too lazy to deal with her staff, who is undoubtedly at the bottom of this faux pas! Too lazy to do any investigating on her own! TOO LAZY! And I as an American taxpayer, am laying out BIG BUCKS to support her fat ass in the style to which she has become accustomed! The worst welfare queen anywhere, ever, has NOTHING on this bee-otch!
CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS SHOULD GO SUCK ON A ROCK, because that would be MUCH more productive than ANYTHING ELSE SHE IS DOING IN WASHINGTON DC.