Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh, the outrage...

A universal truth: When Republicans hold the stick, they are ruthless in getting their way. When the stick is taken off them, they instantly turn into whiners.

Notice what has happened to them since unions decided they were going to attend these town hall meetings and stop them from being overtaken by Republican hordes determined to stop all discussion on health care reform.

Suddenly, the very people who have been overtaking these meetings have turned into the victims of the piece, with brutal union types snatching signs out of their hands and engaging in other acts of utter beastliness.

And I love how the Republicans are suddenly claiming that it is the Democrats who are changing all the rules:

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTI- . . . No, wait, that bumper sticker expired January 20.
I'm sorry, but just who has really changed their tune here? The Republicans always claimed that it was unpatriotic not to support your president when he was engaged in two wars, a rule which they abruptly changed on January 20. Suddenly, the very people who saw dissent as "unpatriotic" have now done a 180% turn and, as usual, are accusing the Democrats of committing their own sins.

No-one is saying that the Republicans are not allowed to engage in dissent, of course they are. What they are not being allowed to do is overtake town hall meetings and prevent other people from expressing an opinion which differs from their own.

But listen to Mark Steyn's whining on this subject:
“The right-wing extremist Republican base is back!” warns the Democratic National Committee. These right-wing extremists have been given their marching orders by their masters: They’ve been directed to show up at “thousands of events,” told to “organize,” “knock on doors” . . .

No, wait. My mistake. That’s the e-mail I got from Mitch Stewart, Director of “Organizing for America” at But that’s the good kind of “organizing.” Obama’s a community organizer. We’re the community. He organizes us. What part of that don’t you get?
They are simply furious that that there has been a response to their dreadful behaviour at these town hall meetings and they are instantly calling foul.

How dare the Democrats try to stop them from disrupting town hall meetings, don't they believe in democracy?

The truth is that the Astroturfers liked it best when they were allowed to put on this wonderful show which basically said that, despite voting for the candidate who promised universal healthcare, the American people were actually vehemently opposed to such a thing.

Now these bloody Democrats have come along and stopped them being able to do that, which is the kind of thing that Hitler guy used to do.

It's fascism, or socialism or some other bloody "ism", but it's not American.

Gateway Pundit is outraged:

Denver's Organizing for America local chairman blasts a tea party protester with his bullhorn. Organizing for America is, of course, Barack Obama's active campaign website.

Did you catch the full force of that brutality? He BLASTED HER with his bullhorn.

That's so reminiscent of the gas chambers. Is there nothing that these socialist/fascists won't do to stop ordinary decent Americans from portraying their minority voice as if they represent the majority?

Don't they know that America is a centre right country and that, even if they vote for a Democratic candidate, they expect that candidate to act like a Republican?

If they were "real Americans" they would understand this. They would know that, no matter what the country votes for, the right wing must always prevail.

For the left to stand up and attempt to make their voice heard just as loudly as the tea baggers is an outrage. It's the final proof that Obama is slowly turning the nation communist.

What's the world coming to when outraged right wingers are not allowed to act as if they are the only voices which matter? It's so... un-American.


Via Andrew Sullivan

It is, in short, a movement made up of the enfranchised and enabled; people who have gained every benefit from the politics of America and yet who feel in their very bones that they are the oppressed ones, the ones who have nothing left to lose, so rapidly is America falling away from them. It is rare to run across any movement so deeply angry -- or more to the point, a movement which explicitly celebrates anger as the primary mission of their activism. They are not willing to listen to any factual evidence that contradicts their own beliefs in whatever dark conspiracies have been peddled to them; they have in fact made it their publicly proclaimed mission to block any such explanations from even being attempted.

That seems the operative element of discourse, of late. It is angry beyond any objective rationale. It is actively hostile to fact. It finds the mere premise of debating a political argument to be deeply offensive.

And as a movement, it is large," - Hunter, Daily Kos.


Wakefield Tolbert said...

The unions are welcome to go to hell and stay there.

They and their busybody pest allies like ACORN, don't stand in much contradistinction to the Angry Mobsters, other than the fact they are dumber and never seem to know what they are talking about. As for mobilization, they get free bus far to ship their agitation nationwide.

This is the Coalition of the Cockamamie.

And at that, I might add that the unions still have not added much here other than threatening beatings. For example, per chance maybe these clunkheads might ask if Obama plans to have us under EuroCanadian single payer (which he advocates by his own admission) or this new fangled claim to be an Austrian economics professoriate with all the new mess about "competition."

Perhaps this can be reconciled with his statement earlier about running the private insurers out of business for good. (yeah--it's on tape, brother).

While the clunkers are at it, perhaps they could give a roll call for all the politicians, members of the Bambi administration included, and then Bambi himself, who plan to use this wonderful "health care" plan?

I much doubt it. Just as I much doubt that I'll hear the words answered that would need to be for any such plan:



All of them real and obnoxious concerns when you move from a system covering 250 million people to 50 millions, but the brilliant architects of this crap sandwhich don't have any plans for new doctors or nurses or even bedpan changes. The union thugs might qualify for the last one there.

That's their intelligence level.

And not much higher. Else they could answer the query about why the pols are still lying about the supposed "47 million uninsured", etc.

Most of these are illegals already covered de facto by ER visits, and the robust young who deem they don't need it, and those wealthy enough to pay cash.

Please do not put the rest of us on some NHS system of the new promise of "no more than 18 weeks" for follow up care due these lies.

Untrue. But then, why bother with the truth if you got the bodies?

Almost last but not least--why in the HELL is what some of us pay on health insurance any damned business of the President or his minions????

The Shining City on a Hill is now turned into Fred Sanford's damned junkyard.

Wakefield Tolbert said...

Cliff's Notes version of Union thuggary:

Compliance is now the NEW highest form of dissent.

Wakefield Tolbert said...

bus far should read "bus FARE"

250 million people to 50 millions,

"should read 250 million to 300 million"

Nevertheless, at least unlike some pols, I caught and admitted the error, and it was still unintentionally tapped out on tiny laptop keys at that.

Would that our own pols admit their follies.

Colonel Robert Neville said...

Brilliant left liberal logical fallacy and cognitive dissonance!

Bravo. Nothing you say is remotely true and you disingenuously know it. Steyn wipes the floor with your feeble PC drone efforts, thus the overt jealousy and non counter sans any evidence whatsoever.

So Osteritch, you'd be comfortable watching a large muscled activist SEIU hybrid unionist thug and smiley faced liberal fascist, push a bullhorn on to someone old enough to be a Grandmother, maybe even yours?

Yeah, she looked like a real Republican thug. Er, no.

Where are the photos and vids of violent Townhall folks? There are none. Nothing but average Americans angry for damn good reasons at the pre- Marxist socialist fascist mass freak out of the Obamessiah and his administration of radicals, eugenicists, perverts, thieves, croneys, tax cheats, anti Semite carpetbaggers and Islamist circus geeks etc ad nauseum.

Michelle Malkins Culture of Corruption is No 1 at Amazon and the NYT's for empirical factual rasons. It's ALL TRUE, just like the books The Case Against Obama by D.Fredosso, The Audacity of Deceit & Obamamland etc.

Your own chosen photo shows what control freak fraud s liberals are. Obamessiah's entire history is of radical activism.

"I want you to get in their faces!" he said.

Obama trained and taught in the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals and ACORN and Bill Ayers methods, you uber lying silly hypocrite. What a putz. Hahahaha! No really.

Nothing you say will save Obambi as everyone eventually watches him crash and burn and more everyday.

YOU are here: zombietime com, thepeoplescube com, drsanity blogspot com, dissectleft blogspot com, bestobamafacts com and ANY P.J O'Rourke. You are also left clod of the day at Mark Steyn online.

Colonel Robert Neville blogspot com.

Loulouanthropo said...

Osterley Times,

Your bad faith is comical.

Kel said...

Steyn's point was that the Democrats changed the rules on January 20th and that suddenly they are opposed to activism.

That is false. The people who changed the rules on January 20th were the Republicans, who went from thinking it unpatriotic not to support the president at a time of war to seeing it as the highest form of patriotism to oppose Obama.

Kel said...

Steyn wipes the floor with your feeble PC drone efforts

I'd love to know where you imagine he did that? The truth, which neither you nor Steyn are prepared to admit, is that the Astroturfers have been behaving disgracefully, attempting to overtake town hall meetings with the aim of ending discussion rather than taking part in what is supposed to be a democratic process.

When you no longer have the support of even David Broder, then I'm afraid you are heading to Hell in a handcart.

Anonymous said...

As long as the Americans' "federal" government has $3,000,000,000,000 to spend annually, and ignores the limited grant of powers made to it in Article 1 Section 8 of the Americans' federal constitution, you must expect severe and growing strife. Accept that it is not reasonable to have such an enormous pile of wealth, no longer with any well-designed and commonly agreed limits on its use, and yet avoid the greed, ambition, fear, and strife that have always attended such treasures.

Kel said...

Accept that it is not reasonable to have such an enormous pile of wealth, no longer with any well-designed and commonly agreed limits on its use.

I thought at the election that both candidates spelled out what they intended to do with the wealth available to them. The electorate made a choice made on the stances taken by both men. How is that not "commonly agreed"?