"That is how, folks, you talk to a do-nothing Tea Party Congressman."
A "bouncy" is a certain type of DUmmieland thread, in which the opening poster (the OP) relates a supposedly real-life experience, wherein the poster has either confronted or converted some stupid Rethuglican. The poster has run into said Rethug at a family gathering or in a grocery store line or some such. One of the features of a bouncy is the poster's uncanny ability to recall and reproduce, in precise detail, the exact dialogue that ensued. These tales are highly embellished, of course, if not utterly fictitious. And the point of them all is to make the poster look good and thus garner hearty congratulations from his fellow DUmmies for his prog courage and quick thinking.
We have such a bouncy today. DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat tells off a Rethuglican congressman, no less, here in this THREAD, "That is how, folks, you talk to a do-nothing Tea Party Congressman." (That is how OneAngryDemocrat quotes HIMSELF for the thread title!)
So get ready to give it up for DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat, in Red Rubber Bouncy Ball, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, is in the [brackets]:
"That is how, folks, you talk to a do-nothing Tea Party Congressman."
[How, DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat? Do you have some special super-DUper way to do that? Do you speak from personal experience perhaps? Do go on . . .]
So... I'm working the Stephenson County Democrats booth at the County Fair, right?
[If you say so. Now that we've established the setting, please proceed with your bouncy . . .]
We're getting ready to call it a day when Republican Rep. Bobby Schilling walks up with an entourage of fascist Tea Baggers looking for a photo op shaking the hand of a local democrat.
["Hi, I'm Congressman Bobby Schilling, here with my fascist Tea Bagger posse--note the brown shirts--looking for a nice photo op to show folks how friendly and 'down-home' I am and how I am willing to 'reach across the aisle,' so to speak. Will you be my stage prop, kind Democrat?"]
I take the Congressman's hand and tell him, "We've met before, Congressman." "You do look familiar," he tells me.
[Maybe the congressman saw you on "America's Most Wanted."]
"Yeah," I tell him. "I debated Paul Ryan's bullsh*t budget you supported with the Tea Party's John Arn at the Rockford Public Library." "I remember!" says the Congressman. "We're just doing what's best for America!"
[Note the amount of detail in this exactly reproduced dialogue, complete with the OP's bravado in telling off the congressman.]
"Getting rid of two tax brackets," I tell him - my voice getting a little louder, "and consolidating the rest so that middle class Americans get a tax hike isn't in my interests as an American, Congressman."
[This is probably a slightly embellished and polished version of what DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat actually was able to blather out at the moment, which was something along the lines of "Rethuglicans am BAD!"]
"We're going to have to agree to disagree," the guy says. "Don't you think that we're both trying to do what's best for the country?" "Well, no, Congressman," I say to him. "I think some people have their own interests at heart, instead of the country's."
[Oooh, BURN! It's amazing, DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat, how you are able to come up with these quick-wtted, silver-tongued retorts right there on the spot, on the spur of the moment! It's almost like if someone were to recreate the scene hours later, with what they WISH they had said! But no, you come up with these things right there on the spot! And then you are able to REMEMBER what you said--and he said--in such minute detail! Amazing!]
It's at this point that my voice is DEFINITELY above what could be considered a calm or level tone.
[DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat is ready to BLOW! I bet that Rethug congressguy was shaking in his boots!]
"Right down the street, here (in Freeport, Illinois), you have the Sensata company getting ready to lay off all of it's workers and ship operations overseas. Your response was to write a letter and "beg" the CEO of Sensata to reconsider the move. You are a Congressman, sir! Do you represent all those Freeport residents who are going to be soon out of a job, or do you represent the company?"
[WOW! OneTeabaggingRethuglican PWNED!! And I especially liked your "You are a Congressman, sir!" line. The "sir" at the end is such a nice touch. PWNAGE!]
Instead of even trying to formulate any sort of reasonable response, the man tries to say something about the President - but I interrupt the Congressman at that point and remind him that we're not talking about the fellow living in the White House, but just what it is he is going to do as our local Representative about a local factory closing shop shipping everything over to Communist China.
[Oh, man! You are PLAYING with this guy now, like a cat pawing a mouse!]
The guy knows he's not going to get any good press out of this exchange, being just a tad-bit brighter than all of his Tea Party supporters, smiles, and beats a hasty retreat without saying another word.
[In reality, Congressman Schilling was probably thinking to himself: "What a jackass! Stupid Democrat won't even shake my hand. And what kind of a debate point is 'Rethuglicans am bad'??"]
As he walks away I give it one more shot: "Do your job Congressman: Represent your constituients."
All the folks at the other County Fair booths around us just stand and look at me, like, 'What just happened? What did we just see?'
[Ladies and gentlemen, you have just witnessed the greatness that IS . . . OneAngryDemocrat.]
"That is how, folks, " I say as I return to breaking down the booth, "you talk to a do-nothing Tea Party Congressman."
[A rhetorical tour de force! DUmmie OneAngryDemocrat, we are in awe! Now receive the plaudits of your adoring public . . .]
[Compliments? OneAngryDemocrat himself posts the first reply, as a way to fish for applause.]
Hard to come up with a comment when you've already said it all. Well done!
Well done indeed.
You did good.
Incredibly well played.
I did get to lay some of this garbage on Schilling's shoulders and that was the goal.
[No, OneAngryDemocrat, the goal was for you to get all that applause. Mission accomplished. You have posted a successful bouncy. It almost certainly did not happen as you describe; however, you SOUND tough here before your fellow DUmmies, and that's what counts! They LIKE you, they really like you!]
Please run for office.
[Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, OneAngryDemocrat. Primary Obama!]
vids or it didn't happen ;)
[I'll go with "It didn't happen."]
This reads like the script for an instructional video for Democrats.
[It reads like a script, alright.]
Freakin' excellent! These @ssholes always expect us to be polite, smile, and just go along with their program. . . .
[Instead, you showed them what we are REALLY like--obnoxious, unfriendly, rude. . . .]
Good for you! Shilling is an abomination.
[An abomination in Obama Nation!]
I think we need to be a little mad.
[Why stop at a little?]
Here is my episode today . . .
[Oh, a bouncy WITHIN a bouncy! This one from DUmmie mick063. Please proceed . . .]
Washington State Representative, Larry Haler (R), knocked on my door today and handed me a pamphlet and asked for my vote. I was going to just take it and let him go. The pamphlet was headed for the trash as soon as the door shut. But......he handed me another pamphlet and asked for my support for Gubernatorial candidate, Rob Mckenna. He added that they were both going to fight against "Obama care". I asked him if Rob Mckenna belonged to the Tea Party. "No" he replied. I mused over the response for a bit but didn't press it.
[DUmmie mick063 took it easy on his feeble opponent. Continue . . .]
I told him that I am diametrically opposed to his politics. I support the Affordable Health Care Act.
[Uh, mick, that's the Affordable TAX Act, or AFF-TAX! for short. Doesn't make health care more affordable, that's for sure. But go on . . .]
I added, "There are two big fears out there. Fear of big government and fear of big money. My biggest fear is of the banks and corporations. I can democratically elect the leadership of government. I have no influence over the leaders of banks and corporations except through government. Deregulation, subsidizing, reducing government oversight by taking the wrecking ball to government. These are the last things i want to do."
[That's good, mick063. Good bouncy style. Mounds of dialogue, precisely reproduced, almost as though you were making this stuff up after the fact.]
My voice gradually raised as I spoke.
[Did you bang your gavel and stamp your little feet?]
He smiled and walked off. He knew he wasn't going to get my vote.
[Again, the Rethug was actually thinking: "Stupid git. No use wasting my time on this loser."]
[Thank you, mick063. Now more comments on OneAngryDemocrat's bouncy . . .]
You hooked a big fish, had'm alongside the boat...gave us all a nice look...and then let'm get away. They flip and flop and are too slimey to get a good hold but I know if we learn how to play them better we'll eventually have them for breakfast. Good catch, just the same.
[Well, there was something fishy about it, I'll give you that.]
Just wondering. What could he have done, other than beg them to stay? Really, we all want our congresscritters to do something, but what can any of them do, in the face of a company leaving?
[DUmmie Marcia Brady (36 posts) dares to challenge the argument OneAngryDemocrat used on the congressman!]
How embarrassing for you, to have to come here and shill like this.
[DUmmie geckosfeet jumps on Marcia Brady for shilling.]
I'm not shilling. . . .
[We know you're not Schilling, Marcia. That's the congressman. Or maybe. . . . Hmmm. . . .]
you are defending him. IMO that's shilling.
[Who, "him"? THAT Schilling? Who's on first?]
I'm not defending him. Don't even know who he is.
[He's Schilling. And you're shilling. For Schilling. THIRD BASE!]
She isn't shilling.
Really, if the company isn't doing anything illegal, there is a limit to what Congress (D or R) can threaten them with.
[Not in the NEW America! Not in Obama Nation! We can threaten and punish ANYONE for ANYTHING! Especially rich white guys.]
He could vote for a law that would expropriate the assets of companies that move jobs overseas and give it to the workers. . . .
[This brilliant idea is posted by DUmmie socialist_n_TN, he/she of the Karl Marx avatar. I kid you not.]
You step in and provide an incentive for them to support their country by supporting the workers of this country. You find out what is happening in the profit and loss statements of that company. . . .
[Watch out, DUmmie MrMickeysMom, you are stumbling very close to a conservative idea. . . .]
What might that incentive be? Tax breaks?
[Which DUmmie Marcia Brady then nails! Imagine, not PUNISHING businesses with excessive taxation, so that they could actually make a decent profit here at home! What a novel concept! DUmmie Marcia Brady (36 posts), you MUST be a LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
All they have is talking points and slogans and bumper sticker phrases because they really don't understand any of this. They're just angry and lashing out, and acting out. They just know what sounds good in feeding their outrage and indignation. And they'll believe anything at this point.
[The irony is rich with this one.]
Bobby is a real nasty piece of work. . . . I'm across the river from Rock Island and Bobby is the Rep I want to see defeated most this November. , , , Go Cheri!
Cheri Bustos is the Democratic candidate for Congress, Illinois' 17th district!
[Cheri Bustos or bust! Say, she's not a Cherokee, is she? What are her cheekbones like?]
schilling can kiss my ass and I don't even live in Illinois.
[benburch weighs in.]
you are my hero. seriously. i want to stand next to you. BRAVO!
[OneAngryDemocrat is LOVING this!]
DUDE, YOU KICKED HIS TEABAGGER ASS!
[The Joy of Bouncy!]