Wow, use a common idiom, maybe to myself, and we get tongue-tied pols tripping all over their tongues and using “good riddens’ instead. No such word as ‘riddens’ there is ‘ridden’ like guilt-ridden or bed-ridden but it does not substitute for the real word ‘riddance’ which means glad something is gone and done. Let’s name names here; Steele and Swarzanegger, sp, who both used, recently, ‘riddens’ as in ‘good riddens’ instead of ‘riddance.’ Heloise is the first person even use that idiom as far as I can tell anyway.
- ‘Survivor: Redemption Island’: Good Riddance to Bad Russell (buddytv.com)
- Jersey Shore Headed To Italy: Good Riddance (celebs.icanhascheezburger.com)
Rush transcript from CPAC.
Rush stole the primetime CPAC show with his rousing speech that went an hour overtime.
They don’t have the right to take money that’s not theirs, from the back pockets of producers, and give it to groups like ACORN, which are going to advance the Democrat Party. If anybody but government were doing this, it would be a crime. And many of us think it’s bordering on that as it exists now. [Applause]
President Obama is so busy trying to foment and create anger in a created atmosphere of crisis, he is so busy fueling the emotions of class envy that he’s forgotten it’s not his money that he’s spending. [Applause] In fact, the money he’s spending is not ours. He’s spending wealth that has yet to be created. And that is not sustainable. It will not work. This has been tried around the world. And every time it’s been tried, it’s a failed disaster.
Rush said that Obama forgot that it’s not his money he’s spending. No one heard Rush remind Bush and his criminal cronies that it was not their money spent on Iraq and oil.
Rush ATTACKED Steele on radio today: “Where are your guts?” He went on to tell Steele that he is not doing his job RNC, not president. Steele, Rush wants you to get over yourself and stop being cute on the talk shows. He all but called Steele a stepin fetchin negro. Steele you are not the head of the party but the RNC, so RUN for prez if you want street cred with the Limbaugh crowd.
Michael Steele appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and here’s what he had to say to them Dems!
“We want you to work with us, and for those of you who wish to obstruct–get ready to get knocked over!”
He said that he wants to move the party forward on the ideas that matter. Inquiring minds want to know “what ideas?”
He was talking to Dems and GOP alike. He is “NOT IN THE MOOD” for people to stand in the way and say we “can’t do it because we’ve always done it this way.”
Steele offered this warning (paraphrase) For the democrats who want to put up roadblocks, obfuscation, sleight of hand, and name calling he ‘s not gonna put up with it.
Q: Give me three names that are movers in the party and under 50?
A: Bobby Jindal, Gov. Sarah Palin, and Tim Pawlenty will define the field in the years to come.
He has mentioned two of the people I also echoed as folks to watch. Doesn’t mean they’re going anywhere, just WATCH ‘EM! LOL
Heloise predicted as much when she wrote an article about the future of the GOP. I said they need to put a black face on the GOP. It was a hard-won battle but apparently Michael Steele prevailed.
Many speculated that it would be Newt Gingrich but I narrowed it down to either Steele or Jindal. Not sure if Jindal was in the area. I didn’t know they had to vote on it, but that’s how it’s done on the GOP national level:
“We’re going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over,” Steele said.
He won 91 votes out of a possible 168 in the sixth round. A simple majority of 85 was needed, but it took six rounds for Steele to win. Reuters
See Heloise’s “I’ll Take One Hot Palin and One Cold Bobby Piush Jindal To Go Please” at my writer’s page