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I'm not stupid, I'm from Texas!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inbox Fw: RE:

“It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.

“You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Cool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got.

“Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.”

- Well thanks, gray panthers, but remember that your generation, like every other, did the right thing after exhausting every other possibility.

Say what you will about the Executive, Judiciary and our ‘Parliament of Whores,’ but we can’t simply blame this trainwreck on Mr. Obama. The Bush bailouts and the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, flawed as they were, probably prevented the Great Recession from becoming the Greatest Depression yet. I shudder to think what we would have if we’d elected the addled and belligerent Senator McCain three years ago. Think war with Iran for one thing.

This latest mess has been years in the making, the financialization of the economy, corporate take-over of government, militarization that has us spending more on defense than the rest of the world put together, and economic injustice that has the richest 400 families in America owning half the country while middle class incomes have been flat for thirty years. The American people have been voting for this rubbish all along; as H.L. Mencken said, "the Boobus Americanus is a bird that knows no season."

I guess you triggered a rant with this one. I didn't 'reply all,' but the "lies, evil and socialism" stuff is too much for me. I'm disappointed with the Pres too, but for different reasons. I take comfort in my belief that a good president is one who makes both sides mad. Reminds me of what FDR said when pullman porters came to tell him what a raw deal they were getting, He said 'I agree with you, now make me do something about it.' The presidency is a 'bully pulpit,' but it doesn't have the power to move mountains. That job is reserved for 'we the people.'


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