I don’t know if you’ve heard about these tea parties that are going on, but basically it is a bunch of people gathering and protesting the moves that the Obama administration is making, basically saying that they shouldn’t be giving bailouts and raising taxes and stuff like that. I don’t really care about them, because people should be allowed to protest. But I do have a problem because they strike me as being very intellectually dishonest.
One, what Obama is doing, in a lot of ways, is just a continuation of things that Bush started. (That is an entirely different story.) But I don’t remember a lot of protesting going on when Bush was doing these things. And I especially don’t remember protesting when he was backing a lot of the deregulation that helped lead us to where we are now.
Two, a lot of these people are the same people who a year ago would have said that we were being unpatriotic and should be investigated by the FBI and thrown in jail for being un-American. But now they are the “patriots”. You can’t have it both ways.
So like I said, these people have every right to do their thing, and more power to them. But when you’re being heavily backed by white supremacists, angry militias (who, btw, did the exact same thing. Heavily active during the Clinton years, disappear during the Bush years, even though that was the largest intrusion into our civil liberties in a very long time, and now they are back active with another Democrat in office, and God Forbid, a black one), and intellectual hypocrites, then don’t expect me to take you seriously or care what you are talking about.