Archive for the 'Political Theater' Category

08 13th, 2009

I think I’ve figured out why the left is having such a problem with those who oppose the government health care take over. Most are just ordinary citizens, deeply concerned about their country and its whiplash-inducing, rapid shift to the left. Some met at Tea Parties. Others are neighbors, friends, and coworkers. They communicate through email, websites, and phone, sharing information about planning meetings, upcoming town halls, and other events.

Then, they all show up: mom, dad, kids, grandparents, friends, neighbors (in the hundreds) with homemade signs. Many have never done anything like this before. This is their chance to be heard by their elected representatives. For participating in the democratic process they’re called un-American, Nazis, and angry mobs. From the president’s representatives on down they’re told their anger is “manufactured”, their protests are “well orchestrated”, they’re paid operatives of the insurance companies and other “right wing” lobbyists.

Evidently, this kind of public participation is no longer considered grassroots by the power elite and their sycophants on the left. So what they do consider “grassroots”? Health Care for America Now! (HCAN) seems a good place to start since they describe themselves as “a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people…” and have their headquarters on K Street in Washington D.C. While K Street THE place for lobbyists, I’m sure HCAN’s location is purely coincidental since the left would never accuse ordinary Americans of something they’re doing as well.

I also noticed they’re supported by President Obama, the vice president, and over 190 (mostly democrat) members of congress. Okay, so the new and improved grassroots is organizations with millions of members, made up of other organizations with millions of members that unintentionally hang with lobbyist in D.C., and have the endorsement of the president and other democrat elites. Well, no wonder! The loyal opposition is just ordinary people making signs at their kitchen tables with poster board and Sharpies.

And what about all this merging of these self-proclaimed grassroots organizations? While they seem to support only democrats and work to get them elected I’m sure, just like the K street location, this is mere coincidence. What is it that makes them “grassroots” but grandma and the ladies she plays Bingo with just angry, right wing mobs? There’s got to be something special about these groups that makes the rest of us mere pretenders.

At the top of HCAN’s coalition list is ACORN. Most of us only think of ACORN as the organization where the Community Organizer in Chief honed his skills and the nation’s premier vote fraud organization. Who else could be indicted in several states just for seeing to it that underrepresented Disney characters, dead people, and even dead cats are registered to vote? Well, at least the American people got something for their $53 million. According to their website they have over 400,000 member families and 1,200 chapters in 110 cities.

Not to be outdone on the grassroots hit parade is Originally begun during the Clinton administration, Moveon’s main goal was to put an end to the impeachment of the horniest president in history. So what if interns young enough to be his daughter wanted to use his penis as a pogo stick? Before they morphed into the pro-Obama health care for all grassroots organization they are now, they were one of the most vocal anti-war organizations during the Bush years (luckily, war is now okay and they’ve moved on).

But who could forget the “General Betray Us” ad? Never mind General Petraeus hadn’t yet uttered a single word. Why would anyone believe a man who’d devoted nearly 40 years serving his country, a recipient of numerous awards (including two Distinguished Service Medals and a bronze star for bravery), a man with a PhD in international relations over an organization supported by the likes of George Soros, Peter Lewis, and Hollywood icon Steven Bing? Besides, they have 5 million members and are another “family of organizations”.

There are plenty of other “grassroots” organizations that are part of the HCAN family: Center for American Progress, NAACP, La Raza, etc., but I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about the labor unions because they are the life-blood of the Democrat Party. Interestingly enough, their members are exempt from the plan being foisted on the rest of the country: “In the case of health insurance coverage maintained pursuant to one or more collective bargaining agreements between employee representatives and one or more employers ratified before the date of the enactment of this Act shall not apply…”

One wonders why groups who have no dog in the fight would be so passionate about an issue. The SEIU is so concerned about American citizens having health care far inferior to their own that they felt compelled to beat the crap out of a black conservative attending one of these town halls. They boast of being the largest and fastest growing union in the country. Many members are government employees. How quaint. We pay their salaries, they rough us up. Other unions joining HCAN include the AFL-CIO with 11 million members (when I think of knee-capping as an art form this is who I think of), the UAW (although how they qualify as “grassroots” with only 513,000 active members, I don’t know), and the NEA with 3.2 million members.

Okay, so the new definition of grassroots is large organizations, millions of members strong, made up of other large organizations with millions of members, an accidental office on K street, endorsed by the president, congress, and other prominent democrats, coincidentally only work to get democrats elected, be flexible enough to breathlessly flit to the next trendy cause du jour and unapologetically embrace issues and causes that were taboo when the “other side” was in charge, or be a member of a powerful labor union, unafraid of confronting a fellow citizen or two with a few of your larger union buddies.

I’ve GOT to get a new Newspeak Dictionary!

08 9th, 2009

The Community Organizer in Chief is suddenly against community organizing. It appears that the main job of a community organizer is to organize groups of people (communities of like-minded individuals, if you will) to protest against things they don’t like. Evidently, it’s not such a good idea anymore. The man who wanted his supporters to “get in their face” when talking to people about voting for him, now wants those same citizens to report on their fellow citizens who are just as passionate about keeping government out of the health care business as he was about getting into the White House.

Meanwhile, our elected officials in Washington are doing everything they can do malign their constituents. They could listen to the very real concerns of the people they work for, the ones who pay their salaries and fund their excellent PRIVATE health care. Obviously it’s easier to call them “angry mobs”, “Nazis”, “right wing extremists”, and the ever popular fall back…representatives (or dupes) of the “evil” insurance companies.

But surely those stalwart watchdogs in the media, sensing the level of distrust and concern of the people, are busy combing through the house bill, parsing the words of the president and his representatives looking for “inconsistencies”. Right? Because when people on the left were unhappy with Bush, there was one investigative story after another. I won’t hold my breath. Obama’s sycophants in the press are too busy getting all warm and tingly at the prospect of thousands of new Joe the Plumbers to crucify.

The biggest problem this little menage a trois has is that this truly is a grassroots movement. It’s the mechanic who services your car, the ladies your gran has lunch with on Wednesdays, the family down the street, someone who volunteers at your kid’s school, the couple who go to the same gym as you do. They can shout vast right wing-corporate-Wall Street-conservative-freeper-Christian conspiracy until they’re blue in the face but that still won’t make it true.

08 6th, 2009

Last week it was Ms. Pelosi waxing stupid, this week it’s Ms. (oops, I mean “I’ve worked so hard to earn the title”) Senator Boxer. Those people protesting at town hall meetings have to be fake because – get this – they’re too well dressed! Is there a protest dress code? You can’t be “genuine” unless you’re in torn jeans, tie die and smell like pot, sweat, and patchouli oil? Really, Ms. Boxer…did it ever occur to you that the country is made up of all kinds of people and not all of them dress like A.N.S.W.E.R.

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07 31st, 2009

Nancy Pelosi (living proof that Botox kills brain cells) is blaming “evil” insurance companies for the health care bill debacle. Never mind that 89% of the population are perfectly happy with their coverage. No, the public has been fooled by those evil $10 co-pays. The mundane Ms. Pelosi in her usual inarticulate manner, has her villain, “It’s almost immoral what they are doing…Of course they’ve been immoral all along…They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way.” Cue Snidely Whiplash.

07 30th, 2009

When all else fails, Obama resorts to campaigning, instead of leading…and blaming Bush for all the economic ills the country is now suffering (never mind we had a Democratic congress for 2 years prior and they’re the ONLY ones who can pass legislation, distribute funds, etc.).

But, according to Rasmussen, the presidential approval index now sits at -10. Maybe it’s time to try a new strategy, taking responsibility and just doing the job he was hired to do. The thrill is gone!

It appears the Equal Rights Amendment isn’t dead after all. Get ready for the rallies and bra burnings, girls. Sheila Jackson Lee said the United States should join 27 other countries, including Rwanda, Algeria, China, and Afghanistan. Yeah, because it’s worked so well for women in those places.

Well, she did insist on a “place holder” in Afghanistan. I mean, they still have a long way to go but the words are there and words speak louder than actions…oh, wait. And we’re SO downtrodden in this country, unlike those bastions of womens rights in Rwanda. I just hope I’m not invited to any bonfire rallies with chanting harpies. Not to add fuel to the fire, but I just bought a lacy push-up bra that I’m not ready to part with yet.

07 17th, 2009

Or maybe just confusing. Today I listened to Judge Sotomayor lying her way to the Supreme Court, twisting herself in knots trying to explain she didn’t mean what she said. I don’t know why she bothered. She’ll be confirmed regardless of anythings she says or believes. Meanwhile, just a week ago LCpl Seth Green was laid to rest in his hometown of Adairville, Georgia. He died in Afghanistan, defending his country and protecting Ms. Sotomayor’s right to say whatever she damn well pleases (convoluted or not).

Liberals are upset she’s being treated too harshly by Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee. If she can’t put on her big girl panties and play with the big boys she’s got no business “applying” for the job. But at least she’s not in a war zone. I’d say facing a few tough questions is a bit easier than fighting Al Qaeda.