Wednesday, September 29, 2010

All Fear all the Time, UnFair and UnBalanced

That's the republican plan for America, and it' working. With skeered democrats like these who needs republicans? Instead of telling The Professional Left to "buck up" and to "stop whining", President Obama and VP Biden need to relay that message to the cowardly conservadems who care more about being elected/re-elected than they do about the people they are supposed to represent.
We presume that Democrats, especially those in more conservative districts, are doing this in response to the anti-Washington insurgency on the right. But it’s hard to imagine that conservative voters will confuse them for Republicans, and punting on the tax cuts won’t score them any points with the Democratic base.

Here in Sweet Home Alabama voters without access to health care are scared by candidates for Governor who have access to health care into voting against health care care. How sick is that?
Alabama District 7 is 61.7% African-American. 72.2% live in urban areas (primarily Birmingham, Bessemer, Tuscaloosa, Selma and Demopolis). The district’s median per capita income was $26,672.
NO group is disproportionately uninsured than Black folks, and he voted AGAINST health care reform.
No group is at the BOTTOM of nearly all health care statistics like Black folks, and he voted AGAINST health care reform.
Is it name calling if it's true?
Ron Sparks: ''Robert Bentley is the most dangerous candidate that has ever run for governor."
One thing I can say about the gop infused, media enabled, tea party is they are not afraid to keep fear alive and scare the bejeezus out of their "base".
Scanning the thousands of hopped-up faces in the crowd, I am immediately struck by two things. One is that there isn't a single black person here. The other is the truly awesome quantity of medical hardware: Seemingly every third person in the place is sucking oxygen from a tank or propping their giant atrophied glutes on motorized wheelchair-scooters. As Palin launches into her Ronald Reagan impression — "Government's not the solution! Government's the problem!" — the person sitting next to me leans over and explains.
"The scooters are because of Medicare," he whispers helpfully. "They have these commercials down here: 'You won't even have to pay for your scooter! Medicare will pay!' Practically everyone in Kentucky has one."
A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment. If there exists a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents, I can't imagine it.
I'm scared NOT to vote in November.
I am from the Stephen Colbert “Keep Fear Alive” school which says that this crop of looney tunes Republicans are the most radical throwbacks we’ve ever seen and that it’s important to keep them away from the reins of power. That’s as good a reason for voting as I can imagine, so I’m not sure what more it takes.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
So, for the record: please vote. No matter how disappointed you are or how rotten you feel about your present circumstances, empowering these crazies is a huge, huge mistake. The Democrats, sadly, will not learn the right lessons if a bunch of neanderthals take over and history shows that in times of great stress and transition, very bad things can happen when you let these people take the reins.
As the young people say, Word.

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