"According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, President Obama asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag*, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”OK! Let's break it down to basics. Here we have TWO statements of complete crassness from what is supposedly a universally accepted truism.; ie THESE two Presidents (unlike that yahoo cowboy that stank up the office last year) are revered as the most ELOQUENT, well-spoken, erudite, educated and persuasive politicians that memory can muster. Such command of the English language and THIS is how they refer to AMERICANS who oppose their ideologies.
"Senator Sidney Whitehouse quoted President Clinton arguing: "The reason the tea-baggers* are so inflamed is because we are winning."
I do not believe, (after all the term was coined and applied back in April), that no one has paused long enough to explain it to Clinton and Obama. They know exactly what they said, what it means and continue to say. They think they are in on the joke and the rest of us rubes are clueless. The disrespect is amazing, breathtaking in it's scope.
Yeah, I dropped the title "President" on purpose. These two characters don't deserve respect when none is offered in return. Hey you two clowns, YOU WORK FOR US! Not the other way around.
*Tea bagging, Tea-baggers: If you don't know what that expression means, you'll have to google it yourself. It is offensive and not what you might think it means.
"Tea parties" is what the Loyal Opposition call the events of protest. The media in control of all else twisted it into a perversion. THERE'S a surprise!
I miss President Bush. He saw protests and opposition as a sign of a healthy democracy, not as a point of derision. He never sought to shut them down or stifle the noise.
Where have all the cowboys gone, indeed.