Catholic soon-to-be-former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus voted for Obamacare, a law which all but the most willfully ignorant or deluded knew would fund abortions with your and my tax dollars. The Susan B. Anthony List, as is their wont, made it their business to target him and other pro-life turncoats. Driehaus lost his re-election bid.
Citizen Driehaus has filed a civil suit against SBA for “loss of livelihood.”
Full stop. Ponder that: an elected representative considered his posh post in Washington as his professional position, his “job,” to which he was entitled.
Never mind that he will forever be eligible for the gold-standard health plan Congress critters get, nor that he can always use the services of the Congressional credit union, among other lifetime benefits. He was entitled to remain a Congressman, and the free exercise of political speech by activist citizens deprived him of that right, so therefore he deserves compensation.
And before anyone claims he actually has a case, ponder this: there are no criminal libel or slander charges pending, and the ACLU has filed an amicus brief on behalf of SBA. So it’s entirely based in self-entitlement and gall.
In the original model of the Founders, Congress was a part-time job, and only met for part of the year–they never envisioned a professional elected political class, and would likely line up to take turns slapping this guy for his gall.
But then, a quick once-over of his biography (yes, from Wikipedia, deal with it) might shed some light on why he’s so frightened and shocked! by the election results (bolding mine):
Driehaus, a 1984 graduate and class president of Elder High School in Cincinnati (the same high school his father graduated from in 1951), studied political science at Miami University while earning a B.A. in 1988 and holds an Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Indiana University earned in 1995. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal where he worked with village groups and local schools as a natural resource volunteer to promote sustainable environmental practices from 1988 to 1990.
Driehaus then served as Associate Director of the Center for International Education and Development Assistance at Indiana University. While serving in this role, he coordinated the South African Internship Program, which was sponsored by the United States Information Agency that is the largest professional exchange program between the United States and the “new” South Africa.
Driehaus formerly directed and now serves as a consultant to the Community Building Institute, a collaborative effort of Xavier University and United Way & Community Chest that promotes citizen-led, asset-based community development. Driehaus is a member of the Price Hill Civic Club and serves on the Board of Seton High School. He was also a part time political science instructor at Xavier University.
Driehaus began his political career as an aide for Cincinnati City Council Member Todd Portune and former U.S. Rep. Charlie Luken in the 1990s.
Then from 2001 until being sworn in as U.S. Congressman in 2009 in he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
I also found out that he’s the son of former Hamilton County Democrat party co-chairman H. Donald Driehaus–his family described as “a prominent Democratic Price Hill family”–so he’s been groomed in politics his whole life.
This guy’s been on the public dole since he was a kid. It doesn’t look like he has ever earned a dime that wasn’t taxed away from the people of Hamilton County, the states of Ohio or Indiana, or the entire U.S. [Author’s note: I clumsily lumped Xavier University into the public sector which, as a Catholic University, it is not. However, being a part-time poli-sci professor and the director of a community organizer-ing group co-sponsored by a university and the United Way is the nearest thing imaginable to a government bureaucratic position. (Or it qualifies you to be President, apparently.) The point of the paragraph is unharmed.] He’s been running for Senator since he was in high school; you can clearly see why he is shocked! and dismayed! to find himself knocked off his 30-year planned career path. Thus, someone (else) must be blamed and punished for taking away that which clearly belongs to him.
I mean seriously: no one with a resume as paper thin as his, with such a dearth of real work experience, who has done nothing but campaign his whole life, should feel entitled to anything, even if they manage to convince enough people to vote for them once. And they clearly shouldn’t be entrusted with much power at all until they prove themselves either through many, and good years of public service (decades) or through leaving public service and working in the private sector for some time. That much is crystal clear, right? Right?