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That civilized discourse thing? So not happening.
President Chicken Little is advocating getting loud in your neighbor's face.
And for those who oppose him, President Chicken Little has no use, acting as though the healthcare mess was only eight years in the making, instead of badly conceived and poorly implemented from the very start.
The result? Oh... little contretemps like this:
Miss Peggy Noonan has it right:
All of this is unnecessarily and unhelpfully divisive and provocative. They are mocking and menacing concerned citizens. This only makes a hot situation hotter. Is this what the president wants? It couldn’t be. But then in an odd way he sometimes seems not to have fully absorbed the awesome stature of his office. You really, if you’re president, can’t call an individual American stupid, if for no other reason than that you’re too big. You cannot allow your allies to call people protesting a health-care plan “extremists” and “right wing,” or bought, or Nazi-like, either. They’re citizens. They’re concerned. They deserve respect.Unfortunately, the Dems aren't listening. According to them, those of us who disagree with their agendas and their tactics are all political terrorists.
The Democrats should not be attacking, they should be attempting to persuade, to argue for their case. After all, they have the big mic. Which is what the presidency is, the big mic.
Not necessarily, my friends. People who don't usually post about politics are pissed off and posting like never before.
And those of us who are pissed as hell aren't all far right wingers, either. One of my dearest friends used to identify herself as a far left liberal and voted for Obama with great joy, but lately has taken to sending tea bags to her congressmen and to the president himself, and has requested (is lobbying hard for) my joining her for the March on Washington this fall.
“They are just helping us understand the fringe that is trying to mess up our meetings,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).I have news for you, Senator Reid -- it's not just the fringe, it's the base that's angry.
Even physicians don't want socialized medicine. Are they "the fringe" too?
You're losing us, ladies and gents. And we're the folks you should want covering your back, not behind you, pissed off and carrying torches and pitchforks.
This is a mess of your very own making.
Gotta run. Happy weekend, all!