I disagree with President Obama on several policy areas - health care reform, government spending, his $9 trillion in projected deficits, the stimulus package, cap and trade, EFCA, to name a few. I attended the 9/12 Tea Party rally to protest these policies.
According to many liberals, that makes me a racist. Even former President Jimmy "stagflation" Carter said so. Here's what the Peanut Man said during an NBC interview:
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American. I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way and I've seen the rest of the country that shared the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time ... and I think it's bubbled up to the surface, because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country."
Carter is out of his mind, but this is interesting, because when I attended the 9/12 D.C. rally, along with around 100,000 other people, NOBODY brought up the issue of Obama's race, which leads me to believe his race is NOT the issue. What was clear at the 9/12 rally was that Obama's expansive big government policies are the issue, along with the expansive big government policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Yet, Jimmy Carter thinks it is "overwhelmingly" about race. Oh, well. You can't fix stupid. The Peanut Man is entitled to his opinions, and he does have his supporters. For example, Osama Bin Laden is a big fan of Carter's latest book about Israel.
Another nominee for the Stupid Hall Of Fame is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is currently under investigation for her husband's ties to a bank that received federal bailout money. I brought up Waters on this blog before, when she was tallking about nationalizing the banks. I disagreed strenuously with Mrs. Waters about that. Because Waters is black, I guess I'm a racist again, according to the liberal anti-free speech Thought Police.
Here's Commissar Waters talking about the Tea Parties, according to The Hill:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it's not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.
"I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed," Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. "I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers."
"What I'm looking for is the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like 'Obamacare' and 'Barry Obamacare with Kennedy,'" she said. "What I've been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody's referring to -- everybody on the Mall, in the rally."
So, not only should we protestors be smeared as racists, we should be investigated too. Our brains should be probed for using racist terms like...."ObamaCare" ????? Huh ? I don't quite get the racist element in that term. What about "HillaryCare" ? Was that racist too ? Notice that Waters herself has no qualms about using actual defamatory terms like "teabaggers" to slur her opposition. We've gone through the looking glass, folks. The inmates are running the asylum. Up is down. This is crazy.
After all this insane race baiting, I have to agree with Pete Wehner of Commentary Magazine, who says liberals are having a nervous breakdown:
It’s fascinating to watch how furious liberals have become despite Obama’s being president and Democrats’ controlling the Senate and the House by wide margins. This period should be—they expected it to be—years of milk and honey for them. But events and reality have intervened. They see the Anointed One, Barack Obama—their “sort of God”—failing. He is not only a mere mortal but also a deeply flawed one.
They see support for Obama’s effort to nationalize our health-care system collapsing. They see the American people rising up against his brand of liberalism. They see Republicans with all the intensity on their side. They see GOP candidates leading in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races. They see the popularity of their majority leader, Harry Reid, cratering. They see the Republican party drawing almost even with Democrats on issues like health care—and surging ahead of Democrats on many other issues. They see a dangerous loss of support for Obama among independents and the elderly.
We’re only eight months into the Age of Obama—the period in which he promised to unite our divided country, heal our wounds, and bind up our divisions—and Obama’s critics are now routinely labeled as unpatriotic, racists, liars, mobsters, evil mongers, practitioners of un-American tactics, and more. As Obama’s failures mount up, it will only get worse. The volume will only get louder. And the charges will only get more desperate and incendiary.
It will be an ugly and sad thing to witness. Nervous breakdowns often are.
Also, to paraphrase Wehner, all this time we thought liberals were merely suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Now we are finding out they are just deranged, period.
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