Saturday, September 28, 2013


Yes, this is appalling:
During a meeting of the House Republican Caucus, Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) compared the relentless Republican effort to defund Obamacare to the heroic efforts of the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who overpowered terrorists who had gained control of the plane.

Obviously, it's outrageous that he's comparing supporters of Obamacare -- or supporters of enforcing enacted laws, or of keeping the government funded -- to suicide terrorists.

But the analogy isn't entirely off base.

Remember what happened on the "Let's roll" flight, United Flight 93? A lot of ordinary people died, and a target in D.C. was spared. The target was apparently the U.S Capitol, where Congress works.

As a result of what the Republican are doing now, a lot of innocent ordinary citizens will be harmed. You know who probably won't be harmed? Members of Congress. They'll still be paid. And most of them probably won't lose their seats -- only three House Republicans lost seats in 1996, after the last shutdown.

Ordinary citizens suffering while members of Congress are spared? Yes, there are some similarities between then and now, even if they're not the ones the congressman had in mind.


Unknown said...

The Republicans are actually the terrorists that heroic passengers tried to stop in their insane suicide mission.

Victor said...

Yup, they are the terrorists in this scenario.

Of course, the people who agreed with the 9/11 terrorists, saw them as heroes.

And I'm sure the rubes in their districts, see them the same way.

Ten Bears said...

The whole "Flight 93" bullshit is as bullshit as "911".

Drink your kool-aid, you're off the rez.

No fear.

Examinator said...

As someone who knew a person on Flt 93.
I think this numb nut is off the rez and his meds. I'm finding it difficult to accept this sort of Republican re-branding of history for their own nefarious political ends as anything other than an out and out obscenity .
What's next the children at Sandy Hook ?
Talk about Steve's piece about mass killings are becoming passe .
For F sake America where's the rage.

PS any questions why I chose to end my days in a country where sacrifice for the greater good means something. that sort of BS here would result in a hue and cry for his political blood.
Clearly the inmates are running the asylum there. God bless America