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Monday, October 10, 2011

John Lewis Banned in Atlanta

The Instapudnit links to Da Tech Guy, who is talking about the snubbing of Congressman John Lewis, by the protestors in Atlanta (The Occupy Wherever crowd).  But, the post is more than that.  It also talks to the MSM and Governor Mitt Romney's Mormonism, and how the MSM is saying the "Right" rejects him for it, ignoring that the "Left" rejected Mormonism out in California a short while ago for its opposition to gay marriage.  Well Mormons and Blacks were opposed, but the MSM knowns its ideological limits.

Since he has a talk show on WCRN in Worcester, I am thinking Da Tech Guy is from around there.  And he has a summer place in Maine.

Regards  —  Cliff


Craig H said...

I find the righties' panic and knee-jerk excoriation of "occupy" protesters to be highly ironic considering their knee-jerk adulation for "tea party" agitation. To me, tea partiers are the "have" half of the supreme disquiet in the middle of the electorate, just as the "occupiers" tend to be more toward the "have not" side of the spectrum.

The fuller truth is that folks are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore, and the worst thing that could happen would be for the tea partiers to start fighting the occupiers and vice versa instead of both joining hands against the real problems in this country.

C R Krieger said...

I think "panic" is a bit over the top.  I am not panicked and I do see it in the Tea Party EMails that come into my in-basket.

On the other hand, as I wrote to my Brother-in-Law late this morning:  "There are a lot of people out there who are ignorant, frustrated and angry, on both sides of the aisle."

I think the smart folks should be looking at Germany in the 1920s and Huey P Long here in the US in the 1930s.  Unhappiness could lead to undesirable consequences.  This is not the worst of all possible worlds.  But, you can see that place from here.

Regards  —  Cliff

Craig H said...

If the reaction from Faux News and other right-side media personalities is to be used as a gauge, then "panic" isn't so far from the mark. They first tried not covering it at all, and then, after home-made video proliferated across Youtube, they then attempted to get out in front of it by painting the participants as spoiled entitled brats. The difficulty is that there have been so many articulated people interviewed, that painting them all as malcontent ignoramuses won't work. (Compared, lets say, to the proliferation of mispellings across much of the publicized tea party signage).

"Unhappiness could lead to undesirable consequences" should be the watchword among the wealthy, and giving back the Bush tax cuts would seem to be the first down payment required. If only the Tea Partiers would recognize the sense of revenue collection in order to repair the deficit then there might more upon which to compromise. My fear is that the media ideologues will succeed in painting the two citizen mobilizations as opposing concepts as opposed to properly painting our bloated and out-of-control government as the real threat to our nation.

Anonymous said...

Part of the misdirected conversation centers on the goals/purpose of the "tea party" (italics because there is no political organization named or representing the "tea party.") It has become popular to label the Tea Party as the defenders of Bush economic policies that favor the so called rich. In fact, personal economics have a minor role in the goals of the "movement." The whole purpose behind the Tea Party creation centers on the growth of Big Government and its "natural" tendency to grow itself through endless taxation without any viable representation.

On the other hand, the so-called "Occupiers" or, as they now prefer to be called, "the 99%" are demanding economic equality dictated by a governmental diktat. The whole Wall Street event is little more than a huge grab motivated by a progressive, utopian, socialist movement that has been struggling for years in the US for dominance. This may in fact be their BEST opportunity. For them to succeed requires a large and entrenched Big Government which, BTW, the current Administration embraces in its entirety.

The difference between the Tea Party and the 99% is also seen in the aggressiveness of both. The tea party wants change in DC and are willing to work within the electoral system and political process to get it done. The 99% are confrontational and their threat of violence is very real and almost inevitable as the progenitors of the "movement" caste it in more "revolutionary" terms than "process." The 99% are itching for a fight...and are going to do almost anything necessary to fan their own flames into an inferno....and then it becomes an issue of "the rich" trying to defeat "the revolution."