When did the United States become one enormous fifth grade class?
it started with Reagan
Posted by: eve at March 21, 2010 12:38 AM
The above comment was taken from Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog I read this morning. It's a question I've been asking myself for months now. What the heck is going on in this country? Adults, who wouldn't let their five-year-olds behave in such a manner, are behaving like complete idiotic fools. Responsibility for one's behavior and polite rhetoric have been pushed aside--thrown away in most cases. Even though it's been decried, denied, and disowned, racism and homophobia are alive and well in the right wing Tea Party movement. (It's not representative of the RNC, they sputter. But we know the reality. We followed the money trail. Don't these ignorant followers know they are doing the RNC's dirty work?)
Now to the halls of Congress where "n#%@^r" and "f#g" being shouted are cause for laughter among the crowds. Who let the teenagers out? And these same people want to be represented in a fair and balanced manner? (Sorry for that turn of phrase!) To me this is all totally disgusting, but they'll find a way to throw the blame on the opposition. "The Dems made us do it." "It was taken out of context." "Acorn set us up." "I really wanted that man with Parkinson's to go get a good hot lunch." "Photo op."
If the normal, everyday, educated, work-a-day, family oriented, thinking people of this country can't get the true picture of what's going on here, then truly, we are doomed.
UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long. A couple of Congressmen just said that while they don't condone the actions and ranting of some of the protesters yesterday, it was the "totalitarian behavior of the Democrats in office that made those people react that way." Oh, and they are going to start action to repeal the bill as soon as it passes. This should be good.....