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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pecksniffery: Thy name is Mitch McConnell

Seth Pecksniff, hypocrite extraordinaire,
with his two daughters, Charity and Mercy

Pecksniffery: Thy name is Mitch McConnell
Charles Dickens created a fictitious character in his novel Martin Chuzzlewit, named Seth Pecksniff, a sanctimonious surveyor and architect “who has never designed or built anything.” Dickens’ description of Pecksniff is telling: “Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, while never going there.” 
The character of Pecksniff led to the creation of a new word in the English language, that of pecksniffery. You want pecksniffery? 
I present to you Mitch McConnell, Republican  Senate Majority Leader, who declared an end to Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination on the floor of the Senate, in March of 2016. It mattered not what Garland’s qualifications might be; McConnell refused to even meet with President Obama’s choice.

Fast-forward 293 days.

Last week McConnell bleated out, “Apparently there’s yet a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court candidate at all. I think that’s something the American people simply will not tolerate.”


I was not surprised when the pretentious McConnell asserted his belief that there was a new standard now, except that it was nothing new since he initiated the delay himself, last March.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Mitch McConnell; your dishonesty is right up front. You make no bones who is Number One in your life, and his name is Mitch McConnell, aka the Republican Party. Your efforts to stamp out Social Security, Medicare, Planned Parenthood and every other program that benefits the elderly, are repugnant and transparent.

Money cannot be made off the backs of the elderly, unlike, say weapons production, so the elderly are worthless. Cut aid, focus on business and sweep those old folks right under the rug. And do it openly, without batting an eyelash, looking straight into the camera.

My question is, did you think the rest of the world not named Mitch McConnell, was just going to forget what you said, last March? Do you think we are stupid, or are you so smug in your pecksniffery, that you feel you can act with impunity, and give lip service to what it means to be the Majority Leader?

Aside from being deceitful, insincere, pompous and pharisaical, you are a cad. You live in the lap of luxury, secure in the knowledge that though there are 43 million people in this country, at or below the poverty level, you done got yours.


Got yours? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Karma has a special place in her scheme of things for pecksniffians. You’ll get yours all right.

I can’t wait.


How big?

Brought to you by Mickey Mouse, himself, Mitch McConnell




1 comment:

  1. I can't wait either. Stephen Colbert clearly can't wait either. He often skillfully points out the hypocrisy, pompousness, and deceitfulness that reside in this political.

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