Originally posted by CityIndian
Seems to me all the so called 'right wingers' getting together to protest for the sake of protesting. They don't even know what they're talking
about, socialism? If they new what socialism actually is they'd realize how stupid they sound.
Their definition is a McCarthyist throwback, pure and simple. I firmly believe the Cold War is largely to blame for our cronyist state.
The economy? Do they really think the economy was all dandy and suddenly heir bush steps down and all goes to hell?
Several of them have taken to quoting Cato Institute, in claiming that Bush was a liberal, and they're now acknowledging that Afghanistan and Iraq
are going to be failures, but they claim that because we have that secondary mandate of country-building. It's all about tarnishing Bush so they can
continue to hate that liberal Obama.
Nevermind that the two most liberal Presidents in the past 25 years were Reagan and George W. Bush; those damn Democrats are the liberals! Except
Bush! Oh yeah, we forgot...
No, I think there's other reasons for this, childish stubbornness. They are not even willing to give Obama a chance because they don't
want him to succeed.
To clarify my position, I didn't vote for Obama for any other reason than that I didn't like McCain's sabre rattling, didn't care for Bob Barr's
isolationist stance, didn't care for Baldwin at all because, seriously, the Constitution Party candidate pushed an un-Constitutional position? And
Cynthia McKinney defected from the Democrats because she thought they were getting too conservative...I'm sorry, no. Obama, once you get past the
far-left lovefest and the far-right hatefest, seems to be pretty centered, even if he seems dodgy. Had Ron Paul been running...as some others say, I
distrust career politicians, especially when one can't talk about them without an army of shrill illogical protestors showing up, not to mention
someone who seems likely to spout and make policy on creationism-only nonsense (I believe in God but believe evolution is in His plans, but concede
that only He knows how He is running things...)
You know how kids are if they decide they don't like someone and they constantly make sly remarks and dig up dirt to gossip about
They know Bush was a failure, they want Osama to be a failure also. Bush got a lot of stick and I think this is childish payback.
What a load of freakin loons people are. This isn't about politics at all.
While I'll acknowledge that there were people who were at protests who were genuinely concerned about the government, and that there were truly
grass-roots Tea Parties, I also tend to believe that my small town is not in a bubble, and our local event was anything BUT grass-roots. Two of the
major sponsors were FreedomWorks and Heartland Institute. Look at those orgs, and look who they get their money from, and tell me with a straight
face that, say, Verizon has a keen interest in an anarcho-capitalist anti-cronyist small-government movement. Get real, people supporting the
movement. You have your beliefs, and some people with a lot of cash have pulled the wool over your eyes. Welcome to the club! Congratulations on
being alterna-sheeple. Now do something about it, if you can.
"We have seen the enemy, and he is us" --Pogo