Friday, February 19, 2010

Forward, Into The Past!

Here's a quote for all the posturing and proclaiming which seems to emerge endlessly from the Conservative/Tea Party/anti-Obama crowd.

"Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." -- Mark Twain

It's a concept they need to learn and live. And what are the current gatherings of Conservatives clinging to in lieu of a policy of action?

- Do not participate in any effort to reform the problems of health care.

- Stall all legislation, lie and mislead on all ideas. Take funding from the 2009 Stimulus package while demonizing it's very existence.

- Claim failure as a victory.

- Cling to the celebrity of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.

So often, these groups claim they want to "take America back" -- the question is, how far back in Time do they wish to take us?


  1. Anonymous9:28 PM

    I think we all want to go back to when we were 6 years old. The world was a simpler place. A scoop of ice cream was all we needed. These are the emotions that Glenn Beck tries to resuscitate in us-the warm fuzzys
    when a scoop of ice cream from grandma meant everything. Obviously Glenn is a white male whose grandma had ice cream in the freezer and if she didn't he could go to the local drugstore counter and order one up. Aah the good old days when chains were removed but human souls were still contained.

  2. Thanks for the comment Anon -

    i would have to add that the age you offer, 6, may yet still be too mature for Beckinsians - the word i immediately think of is infantile.
    and the only possible noble motive for his "career" is pure greed. all others are almost too horrifying to imagine.
    and lastly, the other tragedy are those millions of folks willing to wallow in their personal despairs and yet are never even aware of the very despair they suffer.

  3. My name is Eric Pearson, and I'm a Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. Congress in the 5th district, Tennessee. As such, I do not agree with President Obama and our Democratic Party representatives in Washington.

    Many of us are now ashamed to be Democrats. More than that, we have come to fear our own Democratic Party. Hatred and corruption - the roots of socialism - are on the march as they have never been before, and leading this march is our Democratic Party. Increasingly, mainstream Democrats are uncomfortable with what they are seeing in our party. All the more, we know it is dangerous.

    We as Democrats are marching in a parade with people Harry Truman or even Jack Kennedy would not recognize - socialist (also know as progressives). Strangely, without meaning to, we the mainstream Democrats find ourselves representing this socialist movement. However, for the socialist within our Democratic Party, there is nothing so strange about it. Socialists have always sought to leverage corruption for the sake of power.

    Without doubt a large majority of our Democratic Party representatives in Washington are tainted by corruption, and the liberals among us are supporting the ideologies of progressives with their agendas based on moving our Nation deeper into a socialist form of government. This is a real threat to everything we hold sacred in America, and they are gaining evermore control over our Democratic Party, our Nation, and the American people.

    As a result, our Democratic Party has already lost the equivalent of every member we have acquired over the past seven years or more, and many of them are now supporting the tea party. More importantly, a recent Newsweek cover declared, "We are all socialists now."

    Meanwhile our middle-class families are looking for more than empty promises. They want to go back to work. And they want our Democratic Party representatives who run Washington to stop pursuing a big government, big spending agenda that includes a government takeover of health care, stimulus bills, a new national energy tax and taxpayer-funded bailouts.

    In spite of everything our Democratic Party representatives in Washington will borrow $1.6 trillion this year, or about $15,000 for every household in the country. Over the next 10 years our federal government is expected to borrow an additional $8.5 trillion, and this is on top of the 12 trillion we currently owe. These figures are beyond being enormous, especially since we already pay one in seven dollars in interest.

    Thank you, and God bless America.

    Eric Pearson, Democratic Party candidate for US Congress in the 5th district, Tennessee.


  4. Thanks for your comments Eric, but I have to say the cry of "socialist" used to be hurled about often by my father, back in the 1960s, when he claimed America had turned "Socialist" with the creation of Social Security, Medicare and other national programs.

    And do not forget it was the Bush administration and the Republican led Congress who pushed the national debt to 9.8 trillion, a 71% increase, and he extended the debt ceiling 7 times during his tenure.

    Bad governing knows no one party exclusively and to claim so is a mistake in my opinion. Still, to simply stall legislative actions or call for return to the disastrous Republican policies of the Bush years will bring only more mistakes.

    As for the Tea Party factions, anger seems to be their only mode of discourse.

  5. and Eric, the TNDP website says you are not affiliated with their organization in any way. i smell troll.

  6. OXYMORON6:50 PM

    Truman, correct me if I am wrong, proposed a national health care plan and moved to desegeragate the Army.
    Troll I reckon. Eric must have studied history from a Texas text book.