I don’t know if it was the Earth, Wind, and Fire, but I think I’m going to take a break from the outrage today (that is unless the News Junkie Post submission I wrote yesterday gets published today-but I was hot yesterday, so, there you go). That might not be the best idea since the batshit right doesn’t take a break for nothing. That said, I feel pretty good about everything today. It seems that the media is finally catching up and accurately reporting the crazy and the nonsense lies.
I think that while writing my lone post from yesterday, I realized, after the fact, that these people, the nuts that are screaming at the top of their lungs, disrupting the town halls, are obsolete. You know, like IBM Selectric typewriters. Maybe obsolete is too strong of a word. But for the first time in their adult lives, they are the minority and they don’t like it.
On top of that, they don’t understand these proposals because they’ve been fed a a steady diet of low taxes and deregulation solve all problems. They don’t know anything else. So when that theory collapsed with the economy last fall, they couldn’t possibly blame the people they voted for. No, that would admit guilt. Instead, they blame the man that the sane part of the country chose to clean up the mess.
I can hear them now…”These damn kids don’t know what the hell they’re doing to this country! Obama is a socialist and he’s selling out the country! These kids want to be coddled by the Government! They’ve been snowed! I’ll show them the truth!” Cue links to Prison Planet, Red State, Fox Nation, and World Net Daily.
We do know better, don’t we. We know that, contrary to their claims, Government can work when we have good management. Those that claim otherwise have spent the last 30+ years hiring incompetence. If Government can’t do anything right, then it’s on them for poor voting choices.
That’s why today, unless something catastrophic happens, I’m going to lighten up. I’m confident that in the end, we’re going to get some kind of health care reform, some kind of energy reform, and nickel and dime our way to a better society.