We are witnessing something really disturbing in America. Our Congressional members — coming home to enjoy their taxpayer funded recess — are facing angry constituents at town meetings. These people — most of whom are voicing concerns we all feel about the economy and what the Democrats are doing to it — want the congress to rein itself in.
But instead of listening and understanding the constituents’ concerns, some congressmen and the Obama White House are condemning the voters and saying that they’re just shills for Republican groups.
On Wednesday Congressman Ron Klein — whom I will oppose in 2010 — and his staff invited constituents to a townhall forum on healthcare issues forum in Lighthouse Point Florida. An email from his office stated that constituents could present Congressman Klein with their questions on healthcare. Some 200 people showed up, but Klein didn’t.
What was he afraid of?
What is of concern is not the reaction of concerned American citizens but rather the response from the liberal media and the DNC. It seems they are resorting to their normal Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” tactics; Rule #5, Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
The Democrats are again lowering themselves to calling Americans a mob and trying to depict concerned Americans as sore losers. We have a Constitution which affords its citizens rights such as free speech, freedom of expression, and freedom to petition the government.
What they fail to realize is that in America we live in a Republic where we respect rule of law, not being ruled.
It is amazing to me that when the opposition to President Obama’s very socialist policies expresses their dissent they are castigated as “tea baggin’ rednecks”, racists, or dumb. What the liberal socialists had best recognize is that their venom is no longer effective, we are anesthetized to their bite. Seems we found anti-venom and we all have been injected to produce anti-bodies.
As well, the DNC is running insidious advertisements and the White House has launched its “Great American Snitch” program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s almost comical that the same folks who brought you the professional community organizer president are attacking citizens organizing. We have seen anti-war protests by Code Pink, PETA tossing blood on individuals, enviro-terrorist groups attacking SUV dealerships, ACORN and SEIU protests, and even voter intimidation at polling stations. Yet, concerned American citizens are called extremists.
President George W Bush was constantly attacked from his inauguration in Jan 2001 to the day he departed office Jan 20, 2009. (And some still criticize him if they can’t think of anything else to say or write.) But dare you speak of the anointed one and you are a racist.
Left wing blogs attack Governor Sarah Palin and made allegations that her young Son Trig is not hers.
Left wing news media attacked former First Lady Laura Bush reference a traffic accident when she was a teenager. No one is questioning the law license inactive status of First Lady Michele Obama. And what is up with twenty-two staffers for the First Lady Michele?
The Bush twins were regularly part of media attacks, dare no one speak of the Obama daughters who attend wonderful — and very expensive — Sidwell Friends private school. A school that is not available to other children in DC, who are just as qualified but whose families are less fortunate and unable to pay for them to attend.
What is happening is that some of us read the book “Rules for Radicals” and we are turning the table on the liberals. Here are some examples;
Rule 1: “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have”
Rule 3: “Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat”
Rule 4: “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this……”
Rule 8: “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions……”
Rule 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself”
Rule 11: “If you push a negative hard enough and deep enough it will break through into its counterside”
Rule 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”
It seems to me that the liberals are great at dishing it out but intolerant of taking a punch.
I will say what may not be politically correct but the future and legacy of our Country is at stake. Get out there and go to the townhalls. Tell your congressman and senators — respectfully but firmly — that you will work hard to defeat them next year if they continue on the liberal path of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
As a 22 year US Army combat veteran I can tell you when I smell fear, and the left wing liberal socialists are stinking up the place.
My admonition is to be like a shark which senses blood in the water and attack. They truly felt that since they won, we would lie down and not fight back against their dangerous agenda. They are wrong, and August is the month to prove that fact all over our great land.