Monday, August 10, 2009

The Liberals and the "Unruly Mob"

For years and years our liberal friends have written sensitively about "peaceful protesters" and marches for justice.

They understood the rage that drove the workers and the civil-rights activists, the feminists and gays, to the streets. The earnest faces of the ordinary Americans driven to the streets were a verdict on America's failure to live up to its promise.

But now that peaceful protesters are attending the town halls of Democratic representatives and senators, our liberal friends are singing a different tune.

Senior Democrats are talking about "unruly mobs."

It almost reminds me of the "middle-class riot" that occurred during the Counting of the Chads in Florida 2000.

What is going on here? All of a sudden our liberal friends are fulminating about "the mob!" They sound like British Tory squires expostulating from their gentlemen's clubs in London. Or 19th century American robber barons exclaiming about labor agitators threatening the extra dividend.

Anyway, what is this mob are we talking about? Everything that I've seen about the spirited town hall participants says: Middle-class America. Are liberals now saying that the great middle class is a bunch of radical provocateurs out to create a disturbance of the peace?

And what about the police that are being used by the upper class to limit the right of peacable assembly? How long are they prepared to act as the stooges of their liberal masters?

I'll tell you. If liberals think that the mild reactions to their cruel and unjust takeover of health care are the work of "unruly mobs," I'm here to say this.

You ain't seen nothing yet.


  1. It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people. And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait, Medicare and Medicaid and our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

    How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a lynch mob advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.

  2. Medicare - Broke
    Medicaid - Broke
    Social Security - On its way to being Broke
    Since the best predictor of futuer behavior is past behavior, I think I can figure out what will happen to national health care.

  3. Which is it -- are we led by astroturf experts, or are we unruly mobs with no leadership?

    Disagreeing with you politically does not make me a hater. Let's move beyond that.

    Beaurocrats are the same, no matter who they serve. So why are you picking one class over another?

    The government does well at what it was created to do. That accounts for the military and explains Katrina. The first is an example of what the Fathers meant us to be; the second is an example of reliance on the state, rather than ourselves and each other.