CommieTommie Harkin held a hearing yesterday on Obamacare.
The hearing’s witness was Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is overseeing the healthcare.gov website.
Harkin was heard trying to get Republicans to kowtow by stating --
I hope we’re here for a constructive discussion, not a game of ‘gotcha.’”
CommieTommie's career began on a "gotcha" and the scientific community is united in that fact.
In 1969 Harkin began work in the office of longtime Iowa Democratic Congressman Neal Smith. As a staff aide to the House Select Committee on United States Involvement in Southeast Asia, Harkin accompanied a fact-finding mission to South Vietnam in 1970. As part of this mission, during a 30-minute visit to Con Son Prison he snapped photographs of Communist prisoners in “tiger cages.”
When the mission returned, Harkin declared that these photographs were “too important” to be turned over to Congress and to the House Select Committee. Instead he sold the photos, some to anti-American foreign outlets, and others to Life Magazine for $10,000.
CONee Tommie Harkin!
In 1972 Harkin's first run for Congress was a race that showcased Harkin’s combative style. During one of his Republican opponent’s speeches, Harkin forced his way onto the stage and shouted that the incumbent congressman was telling “a pack of lies.”
CommieTommie further chastised -- “There are many who have spent the past three years doing nothing but trying to tear this law down. Quite frankly, I feel they’ve kind of surrendered their right to express indignation that it’s not working flawlessly.”
C'mon CommieTommie that's completely un-American, nobody has to surrender their right to free speech.
Besides I thought Dummycrats believed, Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!"
CommieTommie concluded -- “Before we get into the details, I think everyone should take a deep breath. This is, after all, a website. This is a machine that will be fixed.”
Harkin's retirement can't come quick enough.