stoop to their level

GOP - Kicked 1Is being obnoxious catching? My email in-box is currently featuring messages with the following headings:

Beat the snot out of them.


I’m here to kick some Tea Party ass.

Those are from Democracy for America, which long ago lost its class. Ignoring them has had no effect. It’s just getting worse.

The Democratic Party down in D.C. is no better. From them I got a letter, with a cute non-profit postage stamp (better than nothing, I guess), warning me that if I don’t open the envelope


Since I don’t take well to threats, it will go into the trash unopened. Where do they get such chutzpah? Never mind that Ted Cruz, with a mere nine months of senating under his belt is riding for a fall on the nullification hobby horse and McConnell from Kentucky has been in the saddle far too long. If the Tea Party doesn’t take him down, Alison Lundergan Grimes will.

Btw, the Tea Party people have a valid gripe. The Capitol Hill Gang have been practicing extortion to the point they’ve become experts. Where the Tea Party goes wrong is that they haven’t yet figured out how its done — how the exception works to allocate privilege without leaving a trace.

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Monica Smith

Monica Smith writes Hannah's Blog. Born in Germany, she came to the United States as a child, living first in California, then after an interval in Chile, in New York. Married to a retired professor at the University of Florida, where she lived for 17 years, she moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia, in 1993 and now divides her time between Georgia and New Hampshire. (New Hampshire, she says, is always interesting during a presidential election.) She and her husband have three children and five grandchildren. Ms. Smith says she "learned long ago that I am not a good team player when I got hired at the Library of Congress, fresh out of college with a degree in political science and proficiency in four foreign languages, to 'edit' library cards and informed my supervisor that if she was going to insist I punch the clock exactly on time, my productivity was going to fall from being the highest to being the same as everyone else's. The supervisor opted to assign me to another building where there was no time-clock. After I had the first of our three children, I decided a paycheck wasn't worth the hassle."