Saturday, August 08, 2009

What are they so mad about?

Read this commentary. They fall into 5 groups: greedy, partisan, tin-foil hats, dupes (largest group) and wonks (the smallest group).

Friday, August 07, 2009

Angry White (Republican) Voters

More than once I've asked why are Republicans so angry. I really didn't understand why they were angry when they held complete control of the government during the G.W. Bush presidency. It's a bit easier to understand why they are angry now. A democrat got elected president....a somewhat liberal democrat. Not only that...but a black (half-black), liberal, democrat with a brain got elected. A democratic president was elected who is actually interested in solving our country's problems.

But leave it to the angry, white republican voter to interfere with the democratic process. Just saying NO is not enough. They have to attend town hall meetings of democratic congressmen and disrupt and prevent question and answer sessions. Now these good, proud, god-fearing angry white republicans see themselves as American patriots. However, only a few years ago, anyone who protested at a republican meeting was labeled a fascist.

Paul Krugman has hit the nail on the head. But they’re probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they’ve heard about what he’s doing, than to who he is.

That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that’s behind the “birther” movement, which denies Mr. Obama’s citizenship.

Yeah, they hate the guy not only because he is a democrat but because he is black. This is becoming more and more apparent. President Obama cannot do anything right in the minds of these angry white voters. Whether it has to do with saving sailors from pirates or rescuing US citizens from N. Korean prisons.