Wednesday, 20 January 2010

In Passing

Why all the politics?


Richard McEnroe speaks for many of us:

Understand this:  I don't like politics.  I don't like politicians.  I would have been perfectly happy drinking my sangria and telling my offcolor jokes and writing my novels.

But these bastards won't leave us alone.  We are faced with a government that is determined to intrude into every aspect of our lives at this point, from our health care and our homes to our lightbulbs and our freaking yard sales...

And the Admiministration that nominally heads this government, fronted by an arrogant, ill-informed store mannequin, is placing the responsibility for this intrusion in the hands of a group of people so comprehensively corrupt, criminal, ignorant and insular that they can’t or won’t even keep an accurate count of how many people’s lives they’ve ruined...

...This calls for a fundamental change and fundamental action by a lot of people.
(There’s much more, RTWT.)

And today, C. Edmund Wright:
And no, MS-NBC, this [yesterday’s Brown victory] was not a Tip O’Neil “all politics are local” referendum on potholes and such.  Thanks to big government liberals, no politics are local anymore.  Not even an obscure congressional district known as NY-23.

Every single seat may now hold the key to Washington’s ability to reach into the homes and wallets and lives of every American for any reason they deem necessary.  And that’s what this was about, with health care as the key issue but only one of many concerns about intrusive government.
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The message was consistent.  Washington was trying to “fundamentally change” America, and beyond their notice, Americans were waking up to what that means and were shouting not “no" -- but “hell no.”
...and we’ll continue shouting “hell no” until they cease playing their usual D.C. games, start listening, and get Washington TF out of our lives.

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I don't think the old Tip O'Neil canard ever WAS true. It was just a bit of progressive disinformation calculated to keep the proles from focusing on the hand (the left one) that was reaching for their wallets.

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Posted by: Mark Alger at 01/21/10 04:57:56 (TUgI4)

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