Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Civil Discourse

So a bunch of liberal politicians and liberal pundits are talking about how the Tea Party are "Terrorists." Even Joe Biden got in on the act. Great!  First it was "extremist" then "racist" now "Terrorist."  This is what the left does.  They know they have nothing to counter the message of the Tea Party folks, so they define their own terms by which to attack and smear.  Once one pejorative has been overplayed and lost its punch they simply invent another.  Why, it's easy to do when definitions have no relevance in your world.

Think about it for a second.  The left are deriding Tea Partier's as "Terrorists" and accusing them of wanting to blow up the country and economy when all that was accomplished was a raising of the debt ceiling and virtually worthless spending cuts.  These "cuts" represent a slight decrease in the rate of spending increase.  This "compromise" doesn't even begin to lessen the scope of the problem or stop the spending orgy, much less actually do anything to pay down the debt.

Sarah Palin had this to say, and I have to say she's spot on given my experiences with Liberals.  Remember that these are the same Liberals who wanted those they disagree with to "tone down the rhetoric" earlier this year.

"I think we're getting kind of used to being called names - racists, inciters of violence, being accused of things we have nothing to do with. ... I suppose it's a bit more appalling to have been called acting like terrorists by he who is second in command of the most powerful office in the world. It's quite appalling. It proves how out of touch this White House is."

Republicans, even Tea Party Republicans are really just moderates.  They're preferable to liberals or to Establishment Republicans, but what we need are true libertarian solutions and a huge slashing of the power and scope of the Federal government.  I have no illusions about that actually happening. 

This bill changes nothing except for political posturing.  We're still headed full steam towards insolvency that can't be solved by tax increases.  This bill wasn't a "solution."  It was no more than a bandaid on a gaping chest wound.

1 comment:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Jonah Goldberg via Michelle Malkin said it best about all the Biden/Liberal/Progressive Crap that has been spewed in an Orchestrated attempt with the MSM to attack the Tea Party: "Well, Go to Hell. All of You."