Fastest Rubber Stamp in the West

Is Patty Murray really “The Dimmest Bulb in the Senate”? The origin of that dubious honor seems to be lost in urban legend, but accusing the Senator of some sort of wattage challenge may be unfair. Murray is a liberal – it’s that simple. Many liberals are intelligent, brilliant even, but their outlook on life is severely limited to the emotion of the here and now. As such she identifies closely with the modern Democratic Party positions on issues. There is not a bipartisan bone in Murray’s body. She lives, breathes, and votes the party line.

Senator Murray rose from a faculty position, fully baked in the hothouse of liberal politically correct groupthink, to Washington State Senator in a few short years. She was swept into the US Senate on Clinton’s coattails in “the year of the woman”, 1992. Her sad sack opponent in the race only provided her a tailwind with his inept performance on the stump. She has been reelected twice since by a constituency from what FDR used to call “The Soviet of Washington”. She means well and has a heart of gold, but her voting record does not resemble anything in the long term interest of America’s future.

Our nation is plunging toward national bankruptcy. The ballooning costs of Social Security and Medicare loom as the destroyer of future generations. Families, especially among blacks have been disrupted and destroyed by the corrosive degradation of liberal anti poverty programs. Billions are wasted on 19th century technology like light rail while billions more are squandered on loopy alternative energy schemes. Public education, rotting for decades, is controlled not by administrators, but the teachers’ unions. Affirmative action, minimum wage, and protected classes laws have begat the unintended consequences of employers avoiding hiring subject individuals.

The Democratic Party and its sincere belief in big government solutions to every problem has led the way on legislation that has proven counterproductive, expensive, harmful, and unsustainable for 77 years. Patty Murray has been a myopic cheerleader for such buffoonery all her adult life. During the 110th Congress, her voting record was 97.5% along party lines; a tie for the very top spot with Richard Durban of Illinois. That is not legislating – it is rubber stamping anything the party tells her to vote for.

Recently President Obama had his much heralded “health care summit” and fortunately Patty was there to demonstrate her limited and uninspired grasp of the subject. The performance was so pathetic, absolutely oblivious of the long term consequences and costs, we should examine it here.

Murray’s banal monologue focused only on emotion with a sad story about a little kid who had lost his mother because she had no health care. It was entirely one-dimensional, never considering the aspects of costs, possibility, efficiency, or reality. All Murray could think about was one unhappy situation occurring at a fixed point in time. Her only vacuous point was that the government has to “do something”. The country, its long term fiscal health and the consequences to be borne by our descendants never entered her mind.

Murray blindly ignores the fact that as the future unfolds, far too many have  claims upon the earnings of far too few. The massive and unpaid for entitlement programs we already have helped ourselves to are presently approaching bankruptcy. Her knee jerk support for yet more government control and spending on an unfathomable 2600 page health care bill can only be explained by her typical liberal preoccupation with the present time. She knows not about history, cares not about reality, and sees not the future. Her only vision is limited to her slavish devotion to yet more big government solutions she mistakenly “feels” would make things better. “Reasoning” out the costs and unintended consequences is obviously beyond her capacity.

The entire future of our nation depends on whether the march of the nanny state can be arrested and rolled back before it destroys liberty as we have known it and condemns our children to serfdom. Murray is part and parcel an enabler of our potential future under Big Brother, and leaving her in office for 6 more years only exacerbates the possibility of the day when it will be too late to stop it. We in Washington have to elect a different senator.

Murray went to the Senate touting her moniker “The Mom in Tennis Shoes” but immediately melted them down and cast them into a rubber stamp. Her hardwired support base will back her forever since they pay no more attention to history and future consequences than she does. It is up to those of us who can see the long term damage of liberal policies, spending, entitlements, and social engineering to send Murray back to a college classroom. There she can damage only a few young minds at a time instead of continuing to help push America off the precipice of dependency, indebtedness and international impotence.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nolan on March 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Every time I think or hear about the “rubber stampers” one image always comes to mind. It is the scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. This is the scene where the apes discover the shiny black monolith. This can easily be likened to the course of affairs of the left. They are presented with the monolith that is provided my our current administration and will not hesitate to pick up the rubber stamp (the bone as the apes tool) and use it to the party’s content


  2. Posted by TGoedee on February 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    There are some great new candidates who will give Murray a hard run this next cycle. We need to vote out every career politician and start fresh.


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