In the aftermath of House stenographer Dianne Foster Reidy’s bizarre outburst as the vote for the budget deal was winding down, her husband is offering some rather disconnected rationalizations for that behavior. He seems to think it has something to do with political populism:
She continued to resist even as the shutdown made Congress look all the more woefully in need of divine guidance.
“This whole mess has just kind of sickened her to the whole process,” her husband says. “The alliances between people who aren’t really allies. The finger-pointing on the dais, [then] the arms around each other… Where are the people being served in this whole deal?”
He recalls, “She was just like, ‘Gosh, this is not what it’s about.’”…
“Obviously, it is not in the job description to get up and make statements,” the husband says, adding, “She wasn’t trying to disrupt or disrespect the House in any way. She was just being obedient to what God had placed in her heart.”
The husband figures the message also reflects what most Americans are feeling.
“I think she speaks for a majority who are really fed up with the whole process,” he says.
Yeah, that might make some sense if she’d said something that was actually related to the shutdown and our broken political system. But she didn’t. She babbled this nonsense:
“He [God] will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus.”
Which has absolutely nothing to do with it. And I certainly don’t think that gibberish speaks for a majority of people.