Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Washington Sensitivity To Voters

This explains a lot......

In an article regarding justice, as perceived by people waiting in queue to check out while shopping, Washington DC er's  will tolerate the longest wait time.  It's no wonder they'll support a Public Option for Health care....they're used to abysmal service.

Full article....

Protest Is Not Racist (Updated)

Let's get it straight.....disagreement and protest against President Obama, even if it's emotive, isn't racist.

I've heard numerous comments on NPR, and other radio stations who support the Democrat's Public Plan agenda, that racist protesters were even bringing assault rifles to President Obama's Town Hall Shows. Once again, a picture is worth 1000 words....
Prudence would usually compel people to avoid bringing weapons to potentially contentious political rally's, but I support his Constitutional right to carry a weapon.  (On the other hand, one can wonder if this is another attempt by Democrats, through groups like ACORN, to characterize the protesters as dangerous.....see Howard Dean's comments about Republicans wanting to "kill the Bill, and kill the President" at the bottom of this post)
 PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events.
A man is shown legally carrying a rifle at a protest against President Obama on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona.
A man is shown legally carrying a rifle at a protest against President Obama on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona.
Video from the protest in Phoenix, Arizona, shows the man standing with other protesters, with the rifle slung over his right shoulder.
Phoenix police said authorities monitored about a dozen people carrying weapons while peacefully demonstrating.
"It was a group interested in exercising the right to bear arms," police spokesman Sgt. Andy Hill said.
Arizona law has nothing in the books regulating assault rifles, and only requires permits for carrying concealed weapons. So despite the man's proximity to the president, there were no charges or arrests to be made. Hill said officers explained the law to some people who were upset about the presence of weapons at the protest. Video Watch the rifle being legally carried at rally »
"I come from another state where 'open carry' is legal, but no one does it, so the police don't really know about it and they harass people, arrest people falsely," the man, who wasn't identified, said in an interview aired by CNN affiliate KNVX. "I think that people need to get out and do it more so that they get kind of conditioned to it."
In addition, the poster depicting Obama in "Joker-like" whiteface, has also been proclaimed by the Democrats as an example of right-wing racism. In actuallity, it's now been disclosed that the artist is a Left-wing, Kucinich supporter.....
......a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.
Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.  Alkhateeb says he wasn't actively trying to cover his tracks, but he did want to lay low. He initially had concerns about ...
... connecting his name with anything critical of the president -- especially living in Chicago, where people are "very, very liberal," he said.
"After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ," Alkhateeb said. "From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him."
"I abstained from voting in November," he wrote in an e-mail. "Living in Illinois, my vote means close to nothing as there was no chance Obama would not win the state." If he had to choose a politician to support, Alkhateeb said, it would be Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
Here's the transcript and clip of Howard Dean on the Stephanie Miller Show accusing Republicans of wanting to "kill the Bill, and kill the President":

STEPHANIE MILLER (1:29): I saw you (Howard Dean) on Keith Olbermann last night. You really do believe we’re going to have a public option.

HOWARD DEAN: At the end of the day, I think we will. First of all, the president is a very smart guy and he knows very well this can’t work without a public option. Secondly, you know he’s run into a rough patch in the Senate, mostly because of Democrats, honestly.

The Republicans, they have no interest in this Bill. They’re using the 1994 playbook. 
Let’s kill the bill and kill the president...... or, kill the president’s term. Although there are sort of angry people out there I get very nervous about this stuff. I don’t like it at all.


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