Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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Chuck Grassley's Debt and Deficit Dragon
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The Grassley Knoll

For a man who sweetens his corn flakes with lead shavings, Iowa's Senator Chuck Grassley has sure overachieved.

Long serving as a general benchmark for lowered public discourse, a recent Senate presentation outlining his position against health care reform is a modern classic, and a strong hint at his Party's future messaging style. There's no describing it, really, but the clip above is narrated by The Most Trusted Man in America (an incredulous Jon Stewart) and must be seen to be believed. You are going to laugh...and then you'll wonder, "Couldn't they at least have spelled 'Sur Taxalot' correctly?" I mean, Grassley's top donors are all health care companies, so you'd think they'd demand better.

(h/t to Lord Wife and Daunting Ideas)


Bee said...

I had never seen the video of Grassley Knoll (that's truly brilliant! but don't let your head swell...:)
I had heard of the video of Grassley with the posters and ramblings...but the actual viewing of the video is...I can't even think of a synonym for utterly brainless, dazed, deficient, dense, dim, doltish, dopey, dull, dumb, foolish, futile, gullible, half-baked, half-witted, idiotic, ill-advised, imbecilic, inane, indiscreet, insensate, irrelevant, laughable, ludicrous, meaningless, mindless, moronic, naive, nonsensical, obtuse, out to lunch, pointless, puerile, rash, senseless, shortsighted, simpleminded, sluggish, stolid, stupefied, thick-headed, trivial, unintelligent, unthinking and utterly witless this guy is.

Anonymous said...

This has to be a reflection of his constituency. That's how he has to communicate to them so they understand. Excuse me, I have to go potty.

MarcLord said...


I hate it when words fail, but they did here. It would take the genius of Mark Twain to do Grassley justice, and even then it would be no small task. It's like Twain's oft-used device, where he'd take an inherently ridiculous situation (a barge going down the Mississippi at night) and by shades turn it farcical, then into self-revelatory madness, finally into myth.

MarcLord said...


If what you say is fully true, and it is at least partially so, God help us.