I found the following today while viewing the latest on my face book page. Actually, I don’t believe this is all that new, as it consists of liberal/progressive talking points, some of which have been around for at least a couple of years now. I offer it here today, not to see how much you can stomach before either tossing something at your screen, or tossing your cookies, but to see how many can easily take down each of these “complaints” with facts and reason.
YOU WANT TO GET MAD? We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but now you get mad! You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq. You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown. You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich. You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides. You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark. You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no. AND NOW YOU’RE MAD !
It is apparent the liberal lemmings are in full attack mode IRT the “Tea Partiers”, along with those who, if not active in attending or supporting them, feel they are kindred spirits to same.
And I find I would actually agree on of the points of contention; the Walter Reed (and the VA in general) concerns. What brings that into a bit better focus, is NEITHER side had been trying to bring this to light until after there was some media action involving same.
And not taking sides, for the moment, are not all of the “examples” given above either out and out lies, distortions of the truth, or signs the system itself is in dire need of repair (from the grassroots up). There has been, at any given time, a history of human failings in our government. However, up until the current regime assumed power, it has never been this egregious, across the board, in all branches (save possibly the judicial), at all levels, regardless of party affiliation.
As for “Now we’re getting mad”? The current legislative bodies and occupiers of the executive branch are acting as the perfect catalyst, causing folks who would otherwise remain on the sidelines, doing their jobs, taking care of their families, living life day to day, to take a stand. They do not do so lightly. And talking points will do little, if anything, in causing them to back down.
The easiest answer, solution to the liberal/progressive “question” (yes those are scorn quotes) ; “And now your mad?”
Return our government to its constitutional roots. Return the Congress to being the “voice of the people”, and the Senate to being the deliberate body of State appointed (via the Governor’s of the States) representatives, it was supposed to be. Get rid of the “czars”. Get rid of the “Departments of ____________” (fill in the blank). Allow NO ONE (of any party) who fails to meet the Constitutional guidelines for the office they are holding, to reside in said office. You get the drift. Do this, and “we the people” will no longer be mad.