[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Summer of Desperation

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Summer of Desperation

I've been following the whole ObamaCare situation rather closely the past few days, especially news coverage and reaction to the several town hall meetings which have featured lots of venting and outrage from Americans from Texas to Wisconsin to Pennsylvania.

What's my take on this? I'll take my cues from Jorge.

Leading Democrats in Congress (that's YOU, Nancy Pelosi), the Obama administration, the DNC and surely countless lefty bloggers are categorizing the angry Americans at the town halls as "mobs" and "anti-Obama operatives", and their reactions as "manufactured anger". Not surprising. Remember their reaction to the tea parties this past spring? Why would one expect fair and lucid thought from these folks now that the heat is really on in August?

The party that turned dissent and grass-roots mobilization into an art form the past few years is now seeing a little dose of their own medicine. This time around, the average folks that the Democratic Party is supposed to represent are turning against them, not because the opposition is making them, but because they see the raw numbers and connecting the dots. Perhaps it's this simple fact that's making the Democrats sweat.

It therefore must be an act of desperation for the White House to look for "informants" to pass along any communication critical of ObamaCare. I mean, why else would they do something that is a trademark of communist, totalitarian regimes? Never mind that throughout history, leftists have often resorted to similar tactics to intimidate and harrass. They're in charge now. They're supposed to be our leaders. This is America. Remember back in the halcyon days of 2003, 2004 when the GOP ruled the land and the Democrats were the dissenters? "Dissent is patriotic" was their mantra. Where's that spirit now? This time, it's not men in black holding billy clubs in front of polling precincts, universities being hostile to opposing points of view or comparing a sitting American president to Adolf Hitler. It's ridiculing and calling out ordinary Americans. It's delusional. Then again, who can blame them? The dog days are here, and it's only getting hotter in Washington.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan said...

The Left has trouble understanding real grass-roots movements. They tend to assume that popular outrage over governmental overreaching is a front for Republican or industry conspiracies. Perhaps this is because the Left actually does operate in such a fashion. Look at how the Left has responded to global-warming and secondhand-smoke skeptics, whom they typically characterize as industry tools.

BTW, have you watched Olberman lately? It's like a Soviet propaganda broadcast -- if you read between the lines, and assume that the things they are attacking are good and that the things that they aren't mentioning deserve attention, you can get a pretty good handle on things.

5:54 AM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Rick said...

I'll match your Hitler comparison with a Black Fidel Castro reference from your own "other" blog. Not that it really matters to your argument that much.

But I totally agree with you that dissent is patriotic. It's too bad that the Republicans who tossed the folks who wore the wrong tee shorts and bore the wrong bumper stickers back the the halcyon days of the Bush Administration didn't see it that way.

Finally, let me know when threatening the life of a congressman stops being "grassroots"...and make sure you mention it in your next post that accuses the White House of being full of Communists.

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6:15 AM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

Jonathan,

The Left has trouble understanding real grass-roots movements. They tend to assume that popular outrage over governmental overreaching is a front for Republican or industry conspiracies. Perhaps this is because the Left actually does operate in such a fashion.

I was actually going to make that point in the post but ended up deleting it.

Regarding Olbermann, if you approach his program as a comedy or satire act, it's much more entertaining and enlightening.

Rick: I'm glad the post at least made you think.

7:47 AM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Rick said...

Yep. It makes me think like the Birthers make me think.

Olbermann? "He's just an entertainer."


.

9:03 AM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

Thanks for reading.

3:50 PM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Regarding Olbermann, if you approach his program as a comedy or satire act, it's much more entertaining and enlightening.

I take it seriously because it seems to follow the Obama administration's media line.

3:55 PM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

Fortunately, Olbermann's ratings suggest the Obama administration people and their immediate relatives are the only ones who actually watch his show.

Of course, Olbermann would probably say it's an evil capitalist conspiracy that his ratings are so low compared to the other cable shows in the same time slot.

9:48 PM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Jorge Costales CPA said...

Robert - dose of their own medicine is right - while I appreciated your first link, the last link made me laugh

11:19 AM, August 07, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

Hah! Your unique way of linking and tying in totally different topics in a post is rubbing off on me.

11:56 AM, August 07, 2009  

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