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Awesome. The extended metaphor of the reality game wasn't necessary, though.

Although, every time I hear politicians go on about Americans who work hard and earn their own money, playing by the rules and teaching their kids the value of a honest day's work, I feel kind of left out.

Not every voter works hard or works during every single hour that we cash our paychecks for. Some voters teach our kids that work is for the birds. Especially the hard kind. It's like, a tradition of values passed down through generations. I know they want my vote but they have a funny way of showing it.

Posted by elenchos | September 23, 2008 9:41 PM

Finally! Someone in the government who acknowledges that a class war exists! I feel so... so... reaffirmed!

Posted by UnCommonSense | September 23, 2008 9:52 PM

I am a proud lazy American.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 23, 2008 9:58 PM

Call your congressman and tell them to co-sponsor her bill!

Posted by ghostlawns | September 23, 2008 10:37 PM

Tone down the jazz hands, lady!

Posted by banjoboy | September 23, 2008 10:51 PM

She's a firecracker! :-)

I liked her tone.

Posted by Timothy | September 23, 2008 11:18 PM

Can we please elect her as Vice President?

Posted by Lesley | September 23, 2008 11:32 PM

I thought it was a rousing speech.

But.... all just for a "commission"?

Where were the reforms?

Posted by Raphael | September 23, 2008 11:33 PM

I'm just lazy.

Posted by John Bailo | September 23, 2008 11:43 PM


Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | September 24, 2008 12:00 AM

@9 - you're not just lazy, you're a Socialist, John.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2008 12:15 AM


We're all socialists now...

Er, scratch that, we're inverse socialists...

or, perhaps more accurately, asocialists?

Posted by unwelcomed | September 24, 2008 12:23 AM

"Real reform now or nothing."

What? Tough talk in Congress? I'm elated!

Posted by doctiloquus | September 24, 2008 12:30 AM

She's from Toledo, and cannot see Russia from her outhouse. Therefore, Rep. Kaptur is toast when the Rapture hits us in a few weeks.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | September 24, 2008 5:00 AM

She borrowed that "privatizing gains and socializing losses" from the woman who was interviewed on "Fresh Air" yesterday - or vice versa. I'm not complaining - it's a good line and it's the truth.

Terrific speech, and the interview was terrific, too. If you didn't hear it, I'd encourage you to find it at NPR's website.

Posted by Sheryl | September 24, 2008 5:53 AM

We are ALL National Socialists now!!

Privatize the profits and socialize the losses!!! And let's definately get on to privatizing Social Security!!

Posted by Andrew | September 24, 2008 8:00 AM

I'm confused . . . who is this "Mr. Speaker"? I thought Nancy Pelosi was Speaker?

Posted by Levislade | September 24, 2008 9:17 AM

Levislade ...

Pelosi is the Speaker of the House. Different members of the Majority party take over the day-to-day tasks of the House Floor, and that individual is called the Speaker as well, think of it as "Speaker for a day"

The same thing happens in the Senate, the Senator that presides over the business on the floor, the Senate President, is called Mr/Madame President.

Posted by Stephen | September 24, 2008 11:40 AM


She nailed it. Fucking thieves.

I love what she says around 2:45

Posted by gk | September 24, 2008 12:41 PM

this poor lady has not a clue. try this;

Posted by evan r egrin | September 24, 2008 1:52 PM

"Mr Speaker, beam me up!"

Posted by Guess Who | September 26, 2008 4:26 AM

Yep! I will be dancing in the steets when I see some of these wizards of wall street in shackels being waltzed into the pokey, but sadly I don't ever think this kind of justice will be seen in America! We know if mccain gets in he'll just pardon all the culprits.

Posted by Big Mike | September 26, 2008 12:42 PM

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