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Friday, August 7, 2009

The Inevitable Declaration of War

"It's War."

So screams left-wing blogger Zandar feeding off of the frenzied writings of Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein, who declared health care protesters "political terrorists." To make sure we didn't miss the point, Zandar put the words in bold type. The blog is Zandar Versus the Stupid. If ever there were an ironic blog name, that is it.
So, they've gone into Town Hall Blitz mode. The country is already a poorer place for it. They've tapped into Obama Derangement Syndrome for a toxic boost of raw energy. They're willing to take any and every risk to win. They have to. I dont think the Democrats quite understand it yet (some do), but more and more people are coming around to this fact. It's war.
It sure is going to be a long, hot August, unless people on both sides ratchet down the rhetoric. Someone is going to get hurt. Not from asking hard questions, or even shouting. Heated debate is a democratic (small "d") pressure relief valve.

It's not a war. Don't make it one. Stupid.

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9 comments:

  1. Excuse me, but when your party's angry-crowd apparatus issues memorandums to drown out the conversation with shouts of tinfoil-hat insanity, we're already past that point.

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  2. I saw this guy's blog yesterday. Stupid is right.

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  3. And to think: Dissent WAS patriotic.

    Does anyone remember any Liberal or democratic party politician, blogger or talk show host decrying Bush Hatred or the tactics of Code Pink?

    (crickets)

    If the left believes in karma, then they must know this is the whirlwind for Bush hatred and Code Pink tactics.

    Don't like it? Don't start it.

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  4. I wouldn't worry too much about a blog post with (1) comment. Zandar is just a lot of talking point noise.

    Plus, isn't it pretty stupid to talk about "war" when the other side has most of the guns ;-)

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  5. Greetings. Zandar here.

    You took my words out of context, sir. When I wrote this morning "So, they've gone into Town Hall Blitz mode. The country is already a poorer place for it. They've tapped into Obama Derangement Syndrome for a toxic boost of raw energy. They're willing to take any and every risk to win. They have to. I dont think the Democrats quite understand it yet (some do), but more and more people are coming around to this fact. It's war."

    The "they" I was talking about was the astroturfing tea party movement disruptors, and the Republican Party. That is the side that has declared a "war". As I have said, I believe the conservative side considers defeating this measure an existential battle. Remember the comments of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who called health care reform "Obama's Waterloo" and said the goal was to "break him."

    That, and other statements like it, was the declaration of war I was referring to.

    Even you have to admit that if the Democrats are able to pass a robust health care reform bill with 99% of the Republican Party opposing it, the millions of people the bill does help will not be inclined towards voting Republican, yes?

    This is about power for the conservative side, not about health care.

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  6. Sen DeMint didn't say the goal was to "break him". He said, "If we are to stop Obama on this, it would be his Waterloo. It will break him." ...

    Facts, how they get in the way.

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  7. I dunno. I think I see the same words that were at your website Zander. And frankly I just don't think you folks want to hear from the HUGE majority that doesn't want this. You folks are not listening. You don't want to listen and you certainly don't seem to like democracy when it means that you have to listen to others that think differently.

    Tell you what. YOU demand that the White house stops their little email program. You get a bunch of your little friends on the left to admit that is pretty shaky behavior and then we can talk. K?

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  8. Two things I am entirely sick of -

    1. Using the Sen. DeMint comment as justification for whatever the lefties do next. One man, one comment, one time. Hardly an "organized" effort to bring Obama down.

    2. Automatically lumping every person in opposition to this bill with the Republicans.

    Zandar, you and your lefty cohorts have been lied to. Those of us with passion about this issue, who have been attending town halls, have NOT been doing it because of some missive from some Senator or corporate sponsor. Sir, we do manage to think for ourselves and we have decided that this bill is bad for our country. *gasp* I know, I know. Take a deep breath.

    I fully intend to get to every town hall I possibly can (if my Senators don't go chicken-shit) and I fully intend to make sure my voice is heard (if I am not beaten by union thugs first) and I fully intend to do everything within my power to make sure this bill does not pass. And OH MY GOD! I am NOT a Republican!

    Get over it. What you have been seeing these past few days is the sleeping giant coming to life. True Americans, all across this country, are simply doing what we are allowed to do when we are dissatisfied with our government. (please notice that there was no violence at any town hall meeting until the unions were asked, by our President, to make their presence known.) If the Democrats want to salvage what they can for 2010, they'd better wake up and see this movement for what it truly is, and stop listening to their leaders viciously malign their citizens.

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  9. Zandar:

    The following from Rasmussen Reports suggests that it might not be too wise for Democrats to rahm health coverage "reform" down our collective throats.

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    "Just 35% of U.S. voters now support the creation of a government health insurance company to compete with private health insurers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% of voters oppose setting up a government health insurance company as President Obama and congressional Democrats are now proposing in their health care reform plan. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. "

    See, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/july_2009/50_oppose_government_health_insurance_company

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