Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Yesterday, Orrin Hatch attended the funeral of a close friend.
Edited on Sun Aug-30-09 12:42 PM by Avalux
Today, he's on CNN pushing the GOP talking points about health insurance reform and worse - using Ted Kennedy's name to push 'compromise' and no public option.
Yesterday, the contempt I had for Hatch lifted a little and I saw him as a human being. He had a chance to change my mind by taking Kennedy's cause under his wing and speak the truth, not his party's lies. Obviously it was too much to expect and today, I am back to feeling utter contempt for Orrin Hatch.So, the definition of a friend is one who you like and who agrees with all your own political views.imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts)
3. I'm 51 years old and I'm still trying to figure out how you can call someone a friend...
... when you consider him to be an icon of everything that is wrong with the country. I can have acquaintances whose company I enjoy and whose politics I totally oppose. I can laugh at a comedian who is telling offensive jokes. I can hang out with people I consider to be my inferiors is some or every way and have fun. But I can't call any of these people friends. Friend is a word which has a meaning, a specific meaning. That's why we have all those other words which mean things like "someone I have some respect for" or "someone I work with" or "someone who lives next door" or "someone who takes care of me" or "someone I take care of" or "someone I know, but we're not friends".
It sickens me when politicians misuse the word "friend" or refer to someone as their "dear friend" or "long time friend" when clearly these people cannot be friends, and clearly if they are then they have fooled us all and betrayed our trust.
Sounds like how many on the far left define "friend". Everyone else is an enemy-especially if they dare voice their opinion or beliefs.Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts)
I felt for Senator Hatch when he spoke on Friday evening, it was clear he will miss his good friend very much. I wish he had just said NO to any appearance today out of respect for his friend. He doesn't have to turn around and champion the health care cause but, damn, he could, at least, refuse to be the face and voice of the rabid right wing opposition to the reform his good friend called "the cause of his life", imo.Oh, I don't know. At least Hatch waited until today. Liberals started in using Ted Kennedy for their "health insurance reform" 2 hours after he died. In light of that Hatch has been extremely respectful.Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Aug-30-09 12:30 PM
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6. That's what bothers me the most. Kennedy hasn't been in the ground 24 hours yet -
and Hatch is all over the TV, spewing lies. At least take a few days off out of respect. x(
And because of their hero Teddy they think that anyone who was his "friend" has the obligation to stay out of the healthcare debate if they don't agree with the left's view of what needs to be done with health care. No surprise there.