Thanks to Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com: Tim Geithner, the tax cheat and the secretary of the Treasury, and Congress claim that they were blindsided by the AIG bonuses late last week before anybody had a chance to stop AIG from paying the bonuses. I can’t tell you how flipping mad what happened yesterday in the House of Representatives makes me. I’ve been alive 58 years. I’ve been paying attention to things since I was 12, and I’ve been through the House Post Office and the House Bank Scandals. But when I saw that happen yesterday, and all week leading up to yesterday, rivals the most outrageous dishonest, disingenuous, near-criminal act I have ever seen. The House of Representatives is enacting legislation to tax a certain number of people at 90% on bonuses they were paid, acting as though they had no idea this had happened…

We have been had. We have been insulted. Our intelligence has been insulted. We are being played like village idiots. They look at us as suckers who will believe anything, and it’s all to protect their dirty little rear ends, their corrupt little rear ends. I’m having trouble describing how I feel without uttering any profanities here. I haven’t been this mad in a long time, and I’m made not just about their behavior, but I am really mad and saddened at the same time at how damned easy it’s been for these people to mislead this country. That’s what’s scary. It has been too damn easy to create a mob aimed at the wrong people, a mob being used by the Democrat Party to destroy the United States of America as you and I have known it. This is about liberalism, folks. This is not about politics as usual. This is about an ideology or a psychology, whatever you want to call it — systematically now with no strains, no constraints, nothing to stop them — finally implementing every dream they have ever had, to destroy this nation as founded.