Obama and the Democrats sound like a bunch of kindergartners these last few weeks: "Hey! We won! Ninny-ninny boo-boo! We can do whatever we want!" And Republicans, guess what? They did, and they can, even if it means that most Americans don't want whatever they are trying to push through. There's one thing, however, they seem to have forgotten: we do still have the freedom to voice our opinions. DO NOT FORGET THAT. I was in a Barnes and Noble just after the election here in my home state of Florida. I was purchasing one of the latest books written about Sarah Palin. I wasn't wearing all kinds of Sarah Palin paraphernalia or speaking loudly and obnoxiously about how horrible Obama is (and I assure you I have encountered MANY Obama supporters who have done quite the opposite)...I was simply standing in line waiting my turn, leafing through my book. When I walked to the counter, the sales lady began to loudly huff and puff about how stupid Sarah is and what an idiot she is and how she couldn't believe I would buy such a book. (something tells me had I been buying a Bible she'd have had the same reaction) I looked at her and I said "are you joking?" She then told me emphatically (and quite loudly) how she was NOT joking, and proceeded to insult Sarah, and me for voting for McCain Palin, even though I hadn't said a word to this point. My young daughter was with me, witnessing this scene. I did answer her, kept my voice even (though I wanted very much to reach over the counter and teach her a lesson), took my purchase and walked out of the store with my head held high--listening as she badmouthed me and my vote as I exited the store. I stopped, pulled my receipt out of the bag, my cell phone from my purse, and called her manager before I left the property. He was extremely kind and incredibly apologetic. I suspect, as an immigrant, he very much appreciates the freedoms we enjoy and knows what is means to live without those freedoms. I have never once seen that woman again in that store, and I have to say I hope she got fired. My daughter later asked, "Mom, why are they allowed to act like that and you can't even buy a book about Sarah?" What arrogance! We live in a free country where we are afforded the opportunities to make choices about all kinds of things in our lives. I may disagree strongly with your political views, or perhaps the way you choose to live your life, but I can assure you that I believe that you have the same rights that I do to make those choices. I have heard multiple stories of people experiencing similar situations as mine, or worse. One thing conservative Republicans need to learn: WE DO HAVE RIGHTS, and we very much need to exercise them. Our tendency has been to lay low, not be obnoxious or overbearing. We simply live our lives, stand by our principles and mind our own business. The time has come to do more. We must fight for what we believe in, because folks, our country is no longer recognizable. Those idiots who commented here, even as recent as a few weeks ago, saying we were dead wrong when talking about socialism and marxism--we were right. Those idiots who have come here and left scathing comments telling us how wrong we were on so many points with regard to how Obama would govern--insisting he would be a moderate--you were dead wrong. Conservatives...Republicans...wake up. The time to start acting has long since passed.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
WAKE UP Conservatives!
I've refrained, for the most part, from commenting much on the stimulus here other than asking you to call your respective Congressmen and Senators and voice your opinions. I haven't said much because, frankly, I'm mad as hell and there isn't space enough on this blog to express all that I would like to say. The President who now inhabits 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in his first three weeks in office, has managed to practically (as promised) destroyed capitalism. In an administration that ran on "hope" and "change", an administration that promised a "new transparency" in government cannot even manage to appoint a cabinet that isn't a former Clinton administration official, or one that isn't a criminal. To me, this speaks volumes about Obama's character--he is incapable of caring or perhaps even being able to see that these criminals he has nominated to hold cabinet positions are just that! Criminals! Liberals, do not DARE comment here saying that isn't true. You try not paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes....or even hundreds of dollars in taxes...and see what happens. I can assure you, you will not be nominated or elected to office of a cabinet position unless you have Chicago or radical liberal left connections. You will end up owing enormous fines, and likely, doing jail time depending on the circumstances. If you are a connected Democrat, you get a free "get out of jail" pass. You are above the law. As for the Clinton holdovers...who cares, except that it is hardly "change we can believe in".
Posted by Tami at 2:40 PM