Sunday, August 09, 2009

Make up your minds. Is dissent patriotic or not??

According to Drudge Report, an op-ed penned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will appear in the USA Today on Monday. It is reported that Pelosi and Hoyer dub townhall protesters as "un-American" for their objections over the government's attempt to overhaul the health care industry.

It's rather disturbing when two high ranking officials in the legislative branch of government bristle at dissent. The very essence of the first amendment is the right to criticize government without fear of retribution from said body.

I say it's high time that more Republicans say something like this:

I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.

Sound familiar?

In 2003, then Senator Hillary Clinton actually shrieked that very diatribe. And of course she was lauded for taking the Bush administration to task over their alleged attempts to suppress opposition to the Iraq war. It was complete bull pucky of course, as President George W. Bush rarely hit back at his detractors, much less having displayed the petulance exhibited by the White House's current occupant. And the Bush administration endured far more blatant invective than anything the Obama presidency has seen.

The outcry from citizens over the past six months has been more of strenuous objections to President Obama's policies as opposed to ad hominem attacks, which were seen on a regular basis during the Bush presidency.

I guess labeling protesters as "un-American" is easier than having to defend disastrous policies.


Reaganite Republican said...

These lefty fascists like Pelosi would be really quite comical…if WE weren’t the ones they were planning to control-

Now the DNC is deploying union palookas while at the same time hypocritically dismissing Obamacare opponents as paid shills -even running TV ads to slander them- and delirious SanFranNan is seeing imaginary Swastikas.
This should make clear to anyone just what these power-drunk elitists think of your opinion.

Note that whenever Obama, Emanuel, or Gibbs are asked about why polls show SO many people oppose their misguided Cap-n-Trade and Obamacare proposals, they ALWAYS segue-right-into “we need to educate the public…”.

LOL- save your breath… Constitutionally-aware American patriots don’t take lectures from Marxists.

StarBittrune said...

Sounds fishy. You ought to be reported.