In Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 at 1:31 am
Congressman Scott Garrett was out in the rural part of the 5th District today and did his best to pander to the overwhelmingly White, Conservative population during his visit. After a local businessman declared that doing business with people in the American Midwest was easiest, because of their “straight-forward” attitde, Garrett chimed in with his philosophy on the honesty of ethnicities:
Other ethnicities are not that way. They’ll say yes to you constantly and then you’ll realize they really didn’t mean it.
Thanks for enlightening us Congressman. As bad a Congressman as you are, please don’t quit to become an Anthropologist.
In Uncategorized on August 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm
I know, a cryptic title – so follow me here. But any comments by Representative Scott Garrett in support of women’s suffrage as this country later this week would be in conflict with his consistent vote against the rights of those who aren’t wealthy corporate donors.
It is a real good thing that the right for women to vote isn’t up for reauthorization as well – because you never know what Garrett will come up with to deny them the most basic right as an American.
Why do I say this? Back in 2006, Garrett to vote AGAINST the reauthoriziation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In attempting to explain a vote that seemed to anyone with a conscience as insensitive and racist, :
Now, I have been here now for 3 years, just as the gentleman from Iowa has been as well, and I can think of many other very important significant legislations that we have reauthorized. But for the life of me, and I stand to be corrected, I cannot think of any other bill, any other important issue, whether you are dealing with the air, the water, the environment, our schools, our education or our health, our defense or otherwise, I cannot think of any other areas, and again I stand to be corrected, where we have reauthorized something for two and one-half decades. So I think that is the first area that we need to be addressing, and you are rightfully so for bringing it up.
Just as a side note on this, I did put in an amendment that would limit this down to 6 years, but that was the proverbial compromise amendment if we were not successful in getting your amendment to the floor tomorrow which would eliminate the multi-lingual ballots entirely.
Now, Garrett had a number of issues with the reauthorization, but his first two are incredibly telling. For starters, he felt that equal rights for something as basic as voting should only be reauthorized for 6 years, and not 25. Garrett’s own words on this issue were that “circumstances in this country will be significantly different than they are today 25 years hence”. His second issue? That ballots would not be English-only.
I ask this – what could possibly change in this country that would make the right to vote obsolete?
In Uncategorized on August 20, 2010 at 11:55 pm
Cross-posted from Blue Jersey by Adam L aka clammyc
So, someone sent me a way too long video that they received which was of the “you eeevil soshulist Demmocrats better watch it cuz we are coming to git ya” variety, and I decided that it was way too easy to come up with a powerful rebuttal.
That being said, I put this little video together to remind everyone just how things were back when Republicans ruled Congress (and the White House). And that this is precisely what they will do if they regain power.