Your Mandarin remembers an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is really true than Nancy Pelosi should be smiling from ear to ear. Rather she is very vexed that the “evil and vast” right-wing conspiracy (which she claims is run out of the RNC offices) is taking a page out of the Democratic/Saul Alinsky playbook. Or at least that is what we can take away from this opinion piece from today’s USA Today written by Speaker Pelosi and Representative Hoyer.
Not that I am surprised since the Democratic Party has always been the party of do as I say, not as I do. They are upset that you are voicing your opinion and not letting them get the facts of the healthcare reform bill out to the public. I am all for getting out the facts, the problem is that the representatives at these meetings either don’t know the facts (since they haven’t had a chance to read the bill), or are ignoring the facts that may not be palatable to the voting public.
I truly hope that Speaker Pelosi, MoveOn.org, the rest of the Democratic party, and all of their associated “fellow travelers” keep up with their smear campaign against the average American citizen. The more they scream that those who dare to question the government are against the country, the more they reveal that they really think that they are the country and that we the citizens are just here to serve and obey them.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.