Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why "Moderate" Republicans Are Despised

Take Ray LaHood.


Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a group of reporters at the National Press Club on Thursday that he wants to “coerce people out of their cars.”

...LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria, Ill., has become a champion of using the Department of Transportation and federal transportation spending to get people to take trains, busses, and ride bikes instead of driving cars.

Part of LaHood's problem is endemic to Federal employees; it's called "myopia." See, every single person in the whole country lives just like the hive-dwellers in DC.

“I mean, look, people don't like spending an hour and a half getting to work. And people don't like spending an hour going to the grocery store. And all of you who live around here know exactly what I'm talking about...."

Well YEAH! Nothing could be more conveeeeeenient than shlepping 5 or 10 bags of groceries while you're on the choo-choo or bus, Ray, you dumbkopf. (I'd enjoy watching Ray try to coerce my wife out of her car on shopping day. Girly-girl Republican would come out a distinct third place in that two-person melee.)

If it is not obvious, ol' Ray is not only myopic. He also has less analytical ability than a muskrat, and is perfectly comfortable using Big Gummint to solve problems.

One size fits all, right, Ray?

Especially if the 'one size' in question is really, really, BIG Gummint.


Shoebox said...

Well, at least Ray is using the English language properly:

to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, esp. without regard for individual desire or volition: They coerced him into signing the document.

Anonymous said...

A lot of Americans like mass transit now. No matter what party they are from.