March 26, 2010

A Challenge to America, "Try to stop us."


The numbers above are pretty stunning, indicating that all is not well in Hopenchangeland. The 33% that favor Obamacare is only slightly more than those that self -identify as liberal or very liberal. Nearly half of all democrats reject the legislation. In normal times numbers like those would have politicians racing to placate the public’s fears. These obviously are not normal times.

We have seen normally gutless pols falling on their swords. We have seen political leaders, not try to assure, but rather taunt an outraged public. The display of the Speaker of the House, brandishing an oversize gavel, marching a contingent of legislators through the crowd of protesters was nothing less than a message. “Try to stop us.”

Yesterday in Iowa City the president said, “This is the reform that some folks in Washington are still hollering about. And now that it’s passed, they’re already promising to repeal it. They’re actually going to run on a platform of repeal in November. Well I say go for it!” He is sending the same message “I dare you, try to stop us."

They actually went on the offensive yesterday with claims that the right is threatening legislators and therefore the democratic system. I find it ironic that the party that threatened to usurp the democratic process while taking over the health, auto, and banking industries is now claiming to be the defender of democracy. In any event this tactic is designed to delegitimize the opposition and prep the field for future operations. "This is the moral equivalent of war, try to stop us."

The message is clear. The socialist reorientation of American society is under way. If you didn’t see this coming before last Sunday it should be clear now. The revolution has begun, the republic is under attack, and the socialists have thrown down the gauntlet. “Try to stop us.”

1 comment:

kingshamus said...

Well America hopefully steps up.