Greetings fellow South Florida riders, South Floridians, and Americans, here we are for another monthly installment of our Wheels on the Road political assessment. The time just seems to fly between composing these missives, what a month it has been.
Last month's Washingtoons piece was entitled, "The Breaking Point; Summer of Discontent". Now I would never consider myself prescient but it does not take a rocket scientist to realize what has occurred this past month. Americans who have been disregarded by members of Congress and Senate have had enough.
They did not want the TARP bill last October. They did not want the stimulus bill. They did not want the Cap and Trade bill. They have seen the national debt, deficit, and unemployment grow. However, in each instance no one listened and all these pieces of legislation were passed; of course Cap and Trade awaits Senate approval.
We mentioned last month that the new target was healthcare and the 1000+ page bill is chock full of mandates that have nothing to do with improving healthcare for Americans. The people have read this bill, something that some members of Congress admit they don't do...Congressman John Conyers. Americans are not convinced that this proposed plan will reform healthcare, rather just promote more government growth, government control, and tax increases.
As members have come home for their taxpayer funded summer recess, they have been welcomed home by constituents who want answers. These townhall forums have become rather heated, but who can blame the people?
However, what has been the response from the liberal Democrats and the mainstream media?
Concerned American citizens are being called Nazi's, evilmongers, racists, tea bagging rednecks, and right wing extremists. They have been accused of organized protest and even had an email set up which enables their "fishy behavior" to be reported. And there have been Americans who received unsolicited emails from David Axelrod with the White House letterhead to their private email accounts. Three of my friends have received such.
We are witnessing something really disturbing in America.
At issue is not the reaction of concerned American citizens but rather the response from the Democrats, 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.
They are lowering themselves to calling American's a mob and trying to depict concerned American's as sore losers. What they fail to realize is that in America we live in a Republic where we respect the rule of law, not being ruled. We have a Constitution which affords its citizens rights such as free speech, freedom of expression, and freedom to petition the government.
It is amazing to me that when the opposition to President Obama's questionable policies expresses their dissent they are demeaned. When I flip over to CNN and MSNBC, not often but to understand what the opposition thinks, I find that they don't think. They only seek to create a racial confrontation by fomenting the belief that white American's refuse to accept a black POTUS.
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. We are not going to back down.
As well, the DNCs running of insidious advertisements and the White House created "Great American Snitch" program only indicate desperation.
One must find it 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, left wing enviro-terrorist groups attacking SUV dealerships, ACORN and SEIU protests, and even voter intimidation at polling stations (New Black Panther Party, Philadelphia). 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. Dare you speak of the anointed one? You are a racist.
Left wing blogs attacked Governor Sarah Palin and made allegations that her young Son Trig is not hers. But when the opposition questions the birth certificate authenticity of President Obama they are referred to in derision as "birthers".
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 (22) 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 Sidwell Friends School. This is an exclusive school where it is not possible for other children in DC, who are just a little less fortunate but qualified, to attend thanks to their Dad's decision.
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.
As for me, well, I am above the name calling. I would never say President Barack Hussein Obama is a thin skinned, inept, malignant narcissist. It is beneath me to call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a weak spineless wimp. It is unconscionable to refer to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as a maniacal pathological liar.
However, my opponent Congressman Ron Klein, well, does remind me of the Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz...before the Wizard gave him courage.
As a 22 year US Army combat Veteran I can smell fear, and the left wing liberals are showing it.
My admonition, be like a shark which senses blood in the water and attack. The left truly felt that since they won, we would lie down and not fight back against their dangerous agenda, wrong!
I will say what may not be politically correct but the future and legacy of our Country is at stake. Get out there and live by the new Golden Rule, "Do Unto Liberals as they Have Done to You"...and watch them crack.
Steadfast and Loyal!
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