just another rant
The summer of 2009, filled with what apparently was just the beginning of nasty Teapublican behavior ugly rhetoric and a whole lot of pollution spewing out of all their holes… i called it the summer of my discontent
While i believe in the right to freedom of speech, I don’t believe that the speech should invoke fear, hate, lies and death. Americans should not be allowed to go overseas and speak ill of the President, no matter who is in office. The position of President should be held with great regard definitely not disrespected by anyone while in other countries.
I am a person of colour (mixed decent) from a huge family who has had to live with caution while driving, walking, shopping etc. Fact is, people of colour live this way, and it is not right. In this year 2009, we have a bi-racial President, who is kind, gentle, calm, cool and definitely not an angry man and has had nothing but angry words, behavior, and hate spewed at him. It is disguised by some as freedom of speech, others as a fear of government take overs; most if not all expose a fear of change and definitely by a group of people who do not get it (republicans). The election results showed a diverse group of say 53% voted for Obama as our next President. It is a worthy reminder to Republicans because they lack a sense of actual events having taken place. The last administration failed us in my view, my opinion, and my freedom of speech. i don’t think I am alone in that feeling but I don’t wish he(bush) were dead, or any ill will on any level to him(bush) yet the comments from the likes of Joe Wilson or a rush Limbaugh, g beck and so many has taken me back because i feel the hate right through the TV. The lies and the miss-information has reached an all-time peak, I found myself so irritated, I had to join the effort to fight back against the Teapublicans rhetoric . As some ex and current people in politics use our 24/7 news cycles as sources to spread what they called “news” which sounds and feels like old style propaganda, once laced with disrespectful language against the Office of the President has become an all-out assault in 2012. Yes, as a person of colour i am upset, compelled to respond to each tweet that even remotely sounds like racial hate, fear, and whatnot. I was repulsed, it was disrespectful, it was sad, and inappropriate, knowing Joe Wilson and his other Teapublican comrades had/have to be told this behavior was inappropriate, told to apologize is beyond my understanding of adult behavior. Yes, this is what the first amendment covers, yet, I would wager that given the right circumstance this gross misuse of our 1st amendment right s by the democratic party would be given the hammer until they apologized on national TV. Oh wait, this is already happening. What we all heard spewed by righties back in 2009 continues in 2012 seemingly embodied by a southern man acting in old style southern behavior and if you know your history, understand it, it is clear enough. That old cliché what goes around comes around and its meaning (A person’s actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person-wiki) is scary but we must all Stand Up Speak Out and fight against that old cliché becoming an ugly reality. Our President is a man who wants to put us back on track because some greedy fools derailed it.
The solutions to our economic problem should have nothing to do with the colour of our President’s skin, it has to do with someone who saw the problem, wanted to change it in a bipartisan way, though Teapublicans decided “just say no” was a much better way to do the People’s business. While we all know change is hard, it takes time and obviously a certain group of people have been led to believe that President Obama is not only taking us somewhere else that could be bad for America, they use heritage, his skin colour and edit his conversation to portray him as the “the other” These claims are outrageous.
The President’s agenda seems simple to me. Maybe he is ahead of his time or at least the clock that Teapublicans are trying to push us all on. Americans deserve a right to live a good life, afford health-care, a life where upward mobility is possible, a right to be all we can be - educated, a right to jobs for the 21st century and equal rights should be the norm not a political football.
During the summer of 2009, the path to prosperity or the lack thereof was being laid out right before our very eyes by folks like rep. Paul Ryan. I wonder why my fellow Professional Lefties did not see it then because we now have a Teapublican paper trail. I wonder if the PL knows how their members of Congress voted during President Obama’s 1st term, let alone the fact that a number of blue dogs sided with the extreme right. That was then and though most if not all blue dogs were voted out of office in 2010; members of the tea party have done their best to make our Government look silly chaotic and suspect replaced them.
Those in public service , take an oath to do no harm call themselves Public Servants, but if you take a hard look at how this Congress of 112th,2nd Session has acted … you would be feeling discontented too, but it’s 2012 let’s move into the 21st Century .
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