I have absolutely no problem with citizens in a democratic society vocalizing their concerns, opinions, or frustrations to their representatives. What the hell would be the point of even calling them “representatives,” if people didn’t or weren’t allowed to tell them how to represent them?
That being said, I’m not a fascist, nor am I an “authoritarian,” Republican. So when I say “how about you sit your dumbass down until you can conduct yourself like an adult,” you know it’s not because I want to stifle debate or silence opinion.
On the contrary, telling these morons that they need to shut the fuck up would increase the promulgation of opinion and enhance debate. Of course, I’m speaking about the town hall meetings over the budget proposal, specifically the part that wants to turn Medicare into a voucher program. By all accounts, the Democrat citizens going to these meetings are not just “asking questions,” like the folks at Crooks and Liars are claiming. These people are disrupting these meetings by shouting, heckling, and booing the Representatives.
If there are any liberals who read this blog, I just want you to know that I am in no way, shape, or form, biased. When the whole healthcare thing was going down, I thought that the people carrying guns to town hall meetings and shitting allover the congressmen and women were also fools.
These people aren’t fools because they’re angry or concerned. They’re not even fools for wanting to be heard. They’re fools because they are going about it in an entirely counterproductive way. I’m sorry, but debate and persuasive speech do not include calling Allen West a war criminal, nor do they include shouting to the point where the meeting becomes pointless.
|If you look at this objectively, this guy|
is a moron.
Use a little logic, you fucking idiots. Do you think the Republicans would even be holding these town hall meetings if they thought everyone loved the Medicare idea? Don’t you think that they know full well that just about everyone thinks it’s an insanely shitty idea? They’re not interested in your anger, your protest signs, or your bullshit. They’re interested in your thoughts (supposedly). They also want you to listen to what they have to say about it. They want to answer your questions.
What’s funny about this is that Liberals shit allover Tea Partiers and others who angrily disrupted the town hall meetings over the healthcare bill. Apparently, being angry and disruptive is only okay as long as it’s for your cause or political ideology.
What I find amazing with all of this is how these petulant children have basically vindicated history. Over 200 years ago the Founding Fathers all posited that the people were fucking morons, “reptiles basking in the sun,” one of them posited. They knew that representative government, a republic, was preferable to pure democracy because mob rule would surely have ensued, and then everyone would be screwed.
These idiots proved them right. Instead of asking intelligent questions they shout and boo. How is this reasoned debate? How is this in any way indicative of rational discourse? Let me remind my readers that I think all of these people have every right to be upset and indignant. The Medicare plan sounds fairly horrible to me, and I think that there has to be a better way (what that is, admittedly I don’t know).
|If you look at this objectively, these guys are morons.|
So be mad, be indignant. Ask questions, and press your Representatives for information and answers. Let your Representatives know that this shit will cost them your vote. But please, PLEASE stop acting like fucking jackasses. Democrats, all you’re doing is circle jerking each other and making yourselves look like assholes.
Let’s be realistic here. They know you’re not going to vote for them anyway. The only people’s opinions that they give a shit about are 55+ Republicans and independents. And given the poor reception of this plan, they’re likely going to scrap it. Oh, and if they do scrap it, don’t pretend like it’s some grand Democrat Party victory, because again, they already know you’re going to shit allover any idea that comes out of a Republican’s mouth anyway.