Leslie's Omnibus



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... say, "It's Friday! Let's Dance!"

Alrighty then:


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.

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.
Unfortunately, the Dems aren't listening. According to them, those of us who disagree with their agendas and their tactics are all political terrorists.

And organized?

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.

Scientific lunacy.

Gotta run. Happy weekend, all!


leeann said...

Thank you for noticing. :) Come for the rants, stay for the lunacy.

JihadGene said...

Love you looong time, Leslie!!!

Omnibus Driver said...

Leeann --

With all my friends pointing me in your direction, it's been a pleasure following both the rants AND the lunacy. I always love a smart chick with a quick wit!

Gene --

Love you loooooong time, too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Les,

I'm going to two town halls today - not afraid of the ACORN/SEIU goons that are being dispatched by our own government. People are angry not only about the healthcare, it's our own reps shutting down their phone lines when a big vote comes up.

Just found out last night that the UK's healthcare administrators are the 3rd largest money maker in the WORLD, taking in like 1.3 trillion/year - now you know why the government wants control of that kind of money. UK government says it's too late to dismantle such a large system later, so don't let it pass.

But I think you're wrong to suggest that they need to listen - they have their own socialist agenda with their truly evil czars - and for them it's on track. They don't care what we think. It's actually better for us if they continue ignoring the people right up until 2010 elections. :)

Miss you!

Riva said...

This is interesting. My question is, are CATS covered under family health care plan?