It’s D-Day here is Washington DC. The health care reform vote is slated for today, tho the final-final vote could be pushed back to tomorrow, and people are losing their minds. Outside, tea baggers are protesting against the bill. You would think that this would be a great thing for American democracy – people taking to the streets to voice their opinions. It would be a great thing if these people weren’t OUT. OF. THEIR. FUCKING. MINDS.
By now, you’ve probably heard the stories. Protesters are heckling Members of Congress and coming into offices and screaming at the interns and staff earning less than $35,000 per year. They are screaming racial epitaphs at Members of Congress who are of color. One tea bagger even spat on Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver of Missouri.
Now, I know I can get loud and angry and raging and all. But to use the “n” word or “s” word to refer to a Member of Congress who is African American or Latino is disgraceful. To spit on a Member of Congress is beyond outrageous.
Because of the mayhem happening outside, our office is being locked all day. And while I have mixed feelings about it – I believe our office should always be open to the public, but these people are nuts and I’m 7 months pregnant and have a big mouth and would be forced to lash out at someone for their behavior – it’s probably for the best.
So here we sit, waiting for … something. I’m not sure what. At least we have a lot of snacks and other staples. Hopefully I won’t have to yell at someone today.