If you're not interested in politics - then it's time to move on, ignore this post and read something else. It will probably keep your blood pressure a few points lower if your political heart lies anything right of center.
For the "progressives", it seems once again that history began on January 20th, 2009. We got ourselves a new President; and we're ALL supposed to rally behind him, sing "Kumbayah" and wait for that "Hopey Changey" thing to work its wonders.
Now that's all well and good. And Mr. O is indeed my president; and I wish him nothing but the best.
However, it seems to me that I am being told if I don't exactly embrace his policies with wide open arms and the most loving of hearts and hugs, rainbows and kisses; then I am nothing more than an ignorant, racist (Please don't forget racist!) Neanderthal who is probably too stupid to do much more than eat, breathe and exist.
Obviously, I am too stupid to realize that although socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried, that this gifted man will finally be the one to pull it off. Hard work and opportunity, which has done this nation damned well for over 200 years, are to be thrown in the toilet only to be flushed away. I really am way too stupid, because I don't believe in a "Nanny State" type of government, which takes care of everything for us - from the moment we are born (if we are fortunate enough not to have been aborted) to the moment of death (which might occur earlier than expected if the government finally decides that it's way too expensive and not cost effective to keep me alive). Like the Founders (who must have REALLY been stupid) I believe in individual freedom, the integrity of the family as the basic unit of society, and the innate knowledge of the PEOPLE of this great nation to know what is best for them, without government intervention. That idea, a Nanny State, was NEVER the intent of the people who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
And now for all the whining and had wringing about disagreement and not being in accord with the "Great One".....
I remember the past eight years of the POTUS being called a liar on a daily basis, whether it be the media, authors, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, etc. "Bush lied ..... people died".
I seem to remember an open bias (actually, HATE would not be too strong a term) by the news media against George Bush, Dick Cheney, and anything remotely considered Republican (or worse yet) Conservative. I seem to remember "conveniently timed" exposes by the likes of Dan Rather, which in the end turned out to be nothing more than fabrications.
The Internet was ripe with all out attacks and the most vile vitriol against Bush ...... comparing him to a chimpanzee and other very ugly attacks. You couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who would refer to the President as "Shrub". Open calls for Bush's assassination and wishes for Dick Cheney's death ..... "That's only Freedom of Speech" we were told. Freedom of Speech, my ....... Where was the "We have to stand united behind our President" then? Where were the calls for civility then? Where were the calls for reaching a common ground then?
The attacks from Congress and the media came every day during the Bush administration. All you "Progressives" out there felt you were doing your patriotic duty, ala' Hillary Clinton. So now why is time for us to just shut up, sit down and twiddle our thumbs without so much as a whisper?
We will not shut up and play dead just because it would be convenient for you. If you can't win in the arena of ideas then maybe it's time for you to reexamine your policies and try to figure out just why the American public is not totally head over heels in love with them.
Oh yes, for you that always brings us back to "us" being stupid. You gotta love the "Chattering Masses".
End of political rant - I've posted my opinion on my blog. Feel free to post yours. It's still a free country for now - I won't be responding to any of them. BUT, if they get too vile and uncivilized ..... fair warning, they will be deleted.
Glad that's off my chest - Back to radio.
73 de Larry W2LJ (AKA the Conservative Whackaloon)