Lady Libertas would like to indulge in a bit of a rant inspired by the video that I have included at the end of this post.
Shut up. We may have lost an election but we have not lost our minds, our values, our pride, our work ethic, our love of country or our voices.
Shut up. We are not an angry mob, un-American, crazies, astroturf, militant extremists, fucktards, racists, wingnuts, evil-mongererererers, domestic terrorists, white hoods, Nazis, brown shirts, deathers or any of the other labels that our own elected officials and fellow Americans have seen fit with which to denigrate our desire to make our voices heard in our country regarding monumental bills that will affect the rest of our lives.
Shut up. Hate Speech is Hate Speech even when directed against people that you disagree with and agreeing to disagree is the very fabric of the United States and the spirit of our Founding Fathers. Dissent IS American. We are fighting to be heard because it is our Right to express ourselves just like those that disagree with us have the Right to express their opinions. Shouting IS American. Ask Europe all about loud Americans.
Shut up. We have no lobbyist money or taxpayer money funding our outrage. We have no buses or pre-printed signs or t-shirts or fancy flyers. We do not have 18 million dollars to spend on websites or organizations with millions in the account. We do not have databases with hundreds of thousands of names or employment rosters to call upon or union memberships. We do not have paid community organizers or people who have been “trained” to organize or rule books. We have lots of volunteers and late nights and sheer force of will. We have commitment and intelligence and passion. And lots of poster boards and markers. And we have pretty good senses of humor. (Although, as Lady Libertas has stated before, if someone would like to pay me to do this, please call…please…like now is good!)
Shut up. with your fishy. with your reality check. with your email lists. with axelrod spam. (actually – we may keep the fishy)
Shut up. We have watched the Democratic Congress that came to power in November 2006 serve up the same things that I found offensive and upsetting that have been attributed to Bush. Lest we forget, Presidents only sign the bills – Congress is really where it happens and by June of 2007, this Congress had reached an all time low confidence rating. Interestingly, Obama said that he did not want to talk to the people who had made the mess, but since he was part of that Congress (briefly albeit) and since many of those members are sitting on the Hill with him, I can only wonder who he thinks made the mess?
Shut up. Keep your lies to yourself. How dare you stand in front of me and speak untruth and expect me to comply or believe anything else that comes out of your mouth.
Shut up. Medicare is broken. Medicare is a single payer system and most Medicare recipients have to pay out of pocket for additional Medicare supplemental insurance. Medicare has 60 billion dollars per year in fraud. Medicare has run out of money. Medicare has lowered their reimbursement rates and passed the burden onto providers who have in turn had to pass it along to private insurance holders. Putting an entire country on a system that cannot support what it has now is a disaster. Keep your Medicare for All and let’s fix Medicare for Now.
Shut up. No more evil doctors that steal tonsils and perform amputations for $30,000. Just Shut up.
Shut up. There is nothing that can be said to reassure us that any healthcare plan brought to the board will be deficit neutral. The CBO agrees with us. Without analyzing the legislative language (how dizzying is that concept?!), the CBO predicts that HR3200 will add hundreds of billions to the deficit within a 10 year period. The CBO Director was also told to shut up, but thankfully he did not.
Shut up. Noone is going to Cuba to take advantage of their fabulous healthcare system. Noone is making a run for the border to partake of Canada’s physician described “imploding” system. The United States has some of the best healthcare outcomes in the world. The World Health Organization life expectancy report is a ridiculous argument – it does not compare apples to apples. Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic which are two of the top healthcare providers in the world have spoken against the proposed healthcare reform. I choose to side with healthcare professionals rather than career politicians who are more interested in power brokering than listening to the people that they represent.
Shut up. The AMA (American Medical Association) represents less than 29% of all physicians in the United States. Their membership is split and many were shocked that the AMA came out in support of HR3200. On 8/15/09, the AMA stated the following: “The AMA continues to oppose nationalized health insurance, and we continue to express opposition to elements of public plan proposals that we believe could lead us down the road to a single-payer system or ‘socialized medicine.’” It appears that this is not the ringing endorsement that Obama has led everyone to believe.
Shut up. AARP supports HR3200. AARP does not support HR3200. Obama says that AARP does support HR3200. AARP says that they do not (today). Since July 1, AARP has lost 60,000 members. AARP should have shut up while they were ahead.
Shut up. The main stream media may as well use the same teleprompter as the White House. We are treated to more non-reporting and the liberal agenda promotion has become not just expected but blatant. Youtube may just be the new network of the people along with Fox. And those who do not believe that there is a strong Conservative base in the USA should perhaps refer to Fox’s ratings and market share versus other cable news outlets.
Shut up. with your government mandated lightbulbs. with your inconvenient truth. with your Green agenda. with your electricity taxes couched in an environmental language. with your smart cars. with your Soros companies and stocks that will blossom if Cap&Trade is passed on the backs of the American People. Green is the new Red and you can keep it.
Shut up. Capitalism, free market, profit and competition are not evil. Socialism is evil. Bailouts are evil. Nationalization of any private industry is evil.
Shut up. Afghanistan is your war, Obama. Your vehement protests pre-presidency are falling a bit flat as you not only continue Bush’s Iraq policy but fully engage us in Afghanistan. Where is Code Pink now?
Shut up. You cannot have our guns or our bibles. You cannot have our tacit approval to make decisions that violate the very core of what we believe. You cannot have our minds or the minds of our children. You cannot have the lives of our Senior Citizens or the chronically ill.
Shut up. You cannot have the blood, sweat and tears of America without being accountable.
I would like to Thank Pajamas Media for inspiring this post and for making me laugh when sometimes I really want to cry.