“Trust Us, We Despise You”: Dan Collins, Made of Awesome
I rarely do a post wherein the sole purpose is to “pimp” someone’s work, without inserting my usual blathering on of my own opinions; in fact, I don’t think I have ever done so.
I am doing so now because Dan Collins, over at his newly revamped Piece of Work in Progress (POWIP), has written something that just so perfectly and powerfully sums up the arrogance, The Smug ™, the utter audacity (NOT of hope) of Obama, his administration and the Democrats in Congress (and some on the Right). And, yes, the outright lies told by the same.
It’s as if he has entered my mind and swirled around my thoughts with a pretty stick. The result: everything we are thinking and feeling – with addition of new things about which to think, but extremely well-said, documented and articulated (I’m already being called Racist, may as well embrace the dreaded A word. Articulate is also “code”, you know). The intensity of emotion is actually palpable…. and I thank you for speaking so well for all we “angry” mobsters, Dan.
Here’s a snippet, but PLEASE go here and read the entire article. I wouldn’t steer you wrong, would I? It’s not like you can Astroturf for a blog. (Even if one could, one job as a duped shill… for the evil insurance industry, natch.. is enough, anyway!) Read, please – it’s Made. Of. Awesome.
They hear the doctors just want to take their tonsils and feet because of the balance sheet, because goodness knows, they’re not as intelligent or high-minded as career politicians and bureaucrats. They hear that Bill Maher thinks he’s a genius, though most of them know more about football, baseball, music or electric trains or guns than Bill does about politics, and it’s not even their job so to do.
Then they get stonewalled at town halls packed deliberately with union supporters, or find that their Representative has literally decided to phone the meeting in, and they are accused of being astroturfed, even as they watch people from out of state bused in to support the health care fiasco. They see Lyndon LaRouche wackos carrying Obama Nazi signs characterized as right-wingers. They hear that their concerns are those of a small and demented minority. They see videos cropped to make it seem as though they’re racists. They are told that their opposition to Obama’s policies springs from racism on talk shows and in editorials. They receive unsolicited emails from Axelrod after being told that their information’s not being kept by the White House, and then it’s blamed on advocacy groups across a broad political spectrum. They recall that there were 8 years of BusHitler rhetoric that went unchallenged in the MSM, which suddenly is up in arms about the extraordinary incivility of such comparisons. They see the Washington Post selling access. They see newspapers that accuse them of all kinds of mendacity asking for government bailouts. They see the unconstitutional tinkering with the census and the desire to give billions to ACORN and hear the lies about the numbers of uninsured Americans and the WHO propaganda. They see the Justice Department drop a prosecution against outrageous voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers, then refuse access to the career lawyers involved. They’re required to show photo IDs to get into town halls by the same Representatives who feel that producing them at the polls is an undue burden.
Oh, yeah, they’re angry. But it’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because “Trust us; we despise you” isn’t really very civil, is it?