(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
You are officially the party of the status quo, now. It’s time to start recognizing that, and acting like it. And if you want change, then, well, make change. Don’t whine about it endlessly, especially if you supported corporatist laws with lies and caveats to begin with. And if you don’t want change, stop pretending you do.
The moment of President Obama’s election, the Democratic Party became the Party In Power. It ill becomes the Democrats, and their apologists, and supporters, to complain about the very things they helped do and pass, or are, even now, helping do or pass. For example, don’t try to sell me on how bad Wall Street has become, if out the back door, you are shoveling money at them as if there’s no tomorrow.
Don’t like the Tea Partiers? Good. I don’t either. So stop talking about them as if they are all powerful bullies, terrorizing you. You’re the government now. Grow the fuck up and crush them when and if they become actual domestic terrorists. You supported the means by which to do so. People as supposedly far left as Alan Grayson voted to pass an extension on the Patriot Act .. do you really want me to believe they’re so dangerous and you can do nothing? Oh, but you sure can do a lot about actual liberals who do anything but protest like baby kittens.
Let me remind you of a few things, Democrats. It was your conservative corporatist wing that joined with the Republicans and refused to do anything about insane gun laws that have turned the entire 50 state union into some mockery of the Wild Wild West. Yet now, Democrats talk about Tea Partiers having meetings with guns .. this is your fault.
And my anger isn’t just limited to old style long time Democrats. Supposedly moderate Republicans abandoned their party and joined the Democrats. Rather than your powerful people, who could have done something, reining in your most wacko elements, used to be moderate Republicans but now apologist Democrats, you instead joined the a different party and continued doing the very things that created the Tea Partiers in the first place.
Moreover, you Bush I style and Gerald Ford style Republicans: You aren’t one of my peeps and you never were. If you wear a D after your name now, that doesn’t make you one. Back in the day I would have told them to get the hell out of my house. And nothing has changed.
To both of the major American Parties: You are making Americans crazy, fail to educate them, use social issues that should have long since been settled to enrage them, then whine about how crazy some know nothing Americans you helped create are distorting the political process with their rude incivility and actually scaring you, at long last.
Stop them, then stop it.
Start educating the American public sincerely and stop using the educational system as a political football. Stop playing with minority groups and leading them on politically while wrecking their lives over and over again for your political benefit.
That is, if you don’t want to be terrorized by ignorant Americans who are foolishly used by you and think that violence will solve problems, instead of simply be bantered about on cable TV. These people could become really dangerous to the extent you coddle them and enable them.
And, by the way, if you want to whine to me about how Tea Partiers bring guns to Obama rallies, it might be a good idea, in addition to not letting them do it, stop treating the lives of entire segments of the population in which I am included several ways, as if their lives are worth little, and using meaningless patronizing terms like “odious” when people want to kill us en-masse.
That might be a good idea, too.
No, I just cannot be a Democrat because I cannot anymore see supporting something, then bitching about that which I myself supported as being non-hypocritical. When you passed a law that was Aetna’s and AHIP’s wet dream, and threw up a bunch of lies, misrepresentations, and bullshit apologia for how it was the only thing you could do, I said, that’s it, I’m done. Because, you see, I cannot possibly argue for this thing, argue against my own sure knowledge that you won’t do much to improve it and pretend you will to salve my conscience at the people you left on the road. The people you left on the road not because you had to, not because they deserved it, and not even because it was all that terribly inconvenient to help them. Because it was politically expedient.