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So What Has Happened To The Proposed Civil Discourse?
Proving To Be Empty Words Once Again...
Yeah that's me - The Frog wears a white hat during this hub and it isn't meant as a flag of truce during my latest musings. A brief stroll down memory lane before we get into the meat of the subject here. Remember when Representative Giffords took a bullet in Tucson back in January of this year? How can one ever forget such a tragic event perpetrated by a deranged madman? There was much hullabaloo from the left wing media that he was a Tea Party advocate, right wing hooligan, blah, blah, blah... None of which turned out to be true.
Smirkslot (my pet name for Obama in case you haven't noticed) got his usual air time and called for the use of civil discourse in these troubling times in our nation. Before we continue, please view the video about the use of civil discourse by "The Great Uniter," someone he claimed he would be at the time he was campaigning. This is step one in understanding my thought process in penning this missive
That isn't exactly him, at his best, using civil discourse to unite this nation. Actually, it seems to be the talk of a community organizer fanning the flames of discontent with his left wing, adoring followers, which I find hardly presidential in caliber. The man loves the camera, probably not as much as he loves his teleprompter, but it's a close race. He seized an opportunity with this tragic event to try to make himself look good anew about uniting this nation under a more civil banner as events progress. Maybe he should take a look at the video and reflect how his lack of civility at times when he speechifies isn't a good role model to follow. But it sounded good none-the-less.
Then I reflect on the current budget impasse and the war of words that seems to be swirling in Foggy Bottom. "The Republicans this, the Republicans that" mantra seems to, at times, over shadow a critical component of this debate, and it is the message that the majority of Americans sent to him when we shellacked his party in November of 2010 and gave the appropriation of our tax dollars back to a more reasonable, less progressive House of Representatives. One part of the message is rather simple - stop all the excessive spending that was done during his first two years in office, cut the size and scope of the federal bureaucracy and run the government using a balanced budget concept. Many of us try to run our households under that principle. The message seems to be lost on this President, Harry Reid, and various other Democratic minions on the left. How can he not wrap his head around such a simple concept?
An integral part of "civil discourse" in a democracy, to me anyway, is listening and understanding the message that the majority is sending you. You might not like it but the will of the people should be paramount to what you personally think is in their best interests. We send them there to do our will, not theirs. Easy enough to understand if you view the intent of our founding fathers in the proper context as they crafted the US Constitution, something about "We, the People..." comes to mind. The battle of the budget is just getting started and I'm not one who believes it will necessarily be surrounded by the use of "civil discourse." Here's another clip by an Obama Zombie using "civil discourse" in solving problems. This guy needs to be muzzled. His rant is so disjointed that I had to ask myself if there are really American citizens out here who elect idiots like this to represent them. This is almost as outrageous as Alan Grayson's rant (he got dumped) that Republicans "want you to die quickly" during the health care debates. Congress seems to have its share of loons on the loose even to this day.
So far, I have been building up to Wisconsin and what we have been witnessing there, as of late, in the civil discourse arena. I am an active Tea Party member and I fully understand what we are about - less government, less regulation, less spending, lower taxes, and making America great again. We seemed to have slid a bit. Having attended 912, I can attest that it was rather civil in comparison to what I recently witnessed by left wing, union goons in Madison, Wisconsin. Let me add that we were also civil enough to clean up after ourselves. I'm sure you saw all the civility that was on display there and how tidy they were as they ransacked the Capitol building. Right?
The legitimate players there, the educators, were out numbered by the union goons who were bused in by organization such as MoveOn.org and another fostered by Obama, the civil discourser, called Organizing For America. These were "paid" protesters who were there to do no more than agitate the situation. So much for his theory of civil discourse in getting things done once again. Nobody had to pay me a dime to attend 912 nor bus me into the event at 912. Civil disobedience was on open display by the union thugs. Did you notice? Here is another video about the types of civil discourse, as defined by union goons and, in one case, a Representative from the state of Massachusetts. It is rather disturbing and if these people are teaching our children in Wisconsin then we are in deep kimchee. However, what I think I watched were paid union goons who were bused in to roil the waters.
So my advice, President Smirky, based upon what I have witnessed since you called for civil discourse when Representative Giffords was shot is to maybe get your own house in order first so that the rest will fall into place. Not once have I heard the man condemn the violence that was witnessed in Wisconsin. Not once have I heard the man call out the union goons for their unacceptable conduct. Did I expect him too? As a citizen, yes as I did. As a realist, I knew better. That class of people are part of his base and he desperately doesn't want to upset his base between now and November of 2012.
But rest assured, Mr. President, that those of us who are law abiding, working Americans who don't expect to be catered to will not forget what we have been witnessing during your tenure. Your words, actions, involvement or non-involvement are all being captured on tape. What you say, obviously, isn't always what we get. Think about packing your bags now and vacating The People's House. We own it, you're just a temporary tenant. God Bless America. We need it. The Great Uniter has proven himself to be The Great Divider.