Monday, September 12, 2011
If we want unity, we sure have a poor way of showing it. It was great to see all the enthusiasm and work that was done for yesterday's 9/11 ceremonial event, but it took us 10 years to get where we are, because of politics, cost overruns, and bureaucracy.
It all starts with us, because we use words that are taken out a context to make a point, and then we're supporting a lie. When the question of disrespecting the current president of the United States came up; a poster answered by saying that Michael Moore, and the Dixie Chicks disrespected President George W. Bush. Are you kidding me? Is this the best you got? Michael Moore is a successful filmmaker and a liberal political activist who has also criticized President Obama. I believe the Dixie Chicks were overseas when they said that they were ashamed of President Bush because he was also from Texas. Entertainers are entitled to their opinions but disrespecting a president goes a lot further than that. It started with protesting President Obama's speech to our schoolchildren, a congressman shouting " you lie" at the State of the Union and being the first president who had to publicly display his birth certificate to prove he was a United States citizen.
BOstinks has the audacity to say, "How can there be unity in a country that has its most divisive citizen in the White House? BO tells the Republican Party to get in the back seat; his VP calls the Tea Party terrorists. He refers to his Anglo grandmother as a "typical white person," he claims policemen tactics were "stupid'" before there was an investigation, has drunken labor union leaders threaten opposition, attends a church that claims the U.S. deserved 9/11. Let me go through his two paragraphs of misinformation.
1. The most decisive citizen in the White House? By whose standards?
2. He uses BO instead of Barack or Obama so his disrespect is revealing.
3. President Obama jokingly said that the Republicans cannot have keys to the car anymore since they drove it into the ditch.... He hates to be told that the president inherited the recession.
4. There is not any proof that the vice president called the Tea party-terrorist.
5. He said his grandmother was a “typical white person" which is a matter -of- fact statement... He meant no disrespect to the white race or his grandmother.
6. He said the police overreacted in arresting his professor friend from Harvard... While it was foolish for him to get involved; he was vindicated.
7. The president has no control over unions any more than Republicans have control over the NRA on and United States Chamber Commerce.
8. He uses attend a church that claims the U.S. disserved 9/11... He uses it in the present tense, but it has been three years, since he attended and besides he doesn't know what a thing about black sermons that is heavy in rhetoric.
Then came the genius, jasonborne, saying “have you noticed how much love everyone is showing Governor Perry. No they aren't calling him a, non-citizen, or terrorist. They aren't exactly showering him with accolades though. Do you get angry when they say bad things about our Governor? He is a white guy so it probably doesn't matter as much, right??? "............................... He quickly threw in the race card, as if we're supposed to shower politicians with accolades. He doesn't know that criticizing a politician comes with the territory. Let me know if we protest when President Perry (that sounds awful) wants to talk to the schoolchildren on their first day back to school, or a Democrat calls him a liar at the State of the Union. We'll take it for granted that he's a United States citizen.
I had been watching this closely because I don't want to accuse the Republican Party of trying to make it difficult for this president to pass economic bills that might improve our economy. I have seen bills that republicans have supported in the past, but now they no longer support them because the president supports it.
I see where Governor Perry finally got the word and is now trying to backtrack his Social Security statement. He is no longer calling it a "Ponzi scheme" or "monstrous lie" but that may be because Michelle Bachmann is planning to use that against him. Michelle Bachmann has dropped six points in the polls. She is down to 4% trailing the Governor Perry by 26 points. I thought Romney's performance in the last debate would make up some ground, but it didn't. Romney is still a Mormon and behind by 12 points.
Wasn't it great that the ceremony wasn't interrupted by a car bomb? Knock on wood. I did get to watch a conspiracy show about 9/11. I should have turned it off in the first 2 or 3 minutes because the man behind the conspiracy was Alex Jones. Everything was explained except WTC 7, but engineers don't have any evidence of planted explosive devices. The Truthers must not have read the FBI and engineering report because even though the airliner vaporized after it hit the Pentagon; investigators found pieces from the airliner and bodies. The question about the small hole the downed airliner made in Pennsylvania was answered by the county coroner.
Where was all this opposition to the FDA, EPA, and other government agencies prior to January 2009? I mean besides the libertarians who want complete freedom from the government.
The last 8 minutes of this face off between Joe Scarborough and Tavis Smily typifies where we are today.