“These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland. “Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.”
The full anti-citizen rant along with the pro-Obamacare propaganda by Ms Pelosi and Mr Hoyer can be read here.
Funny how Ms Pelosi and company have no problem with leftists when they attempt to silence opposing views to the Democrat’s political rivals but suddenly have a snit about people having the temerity to question elected officials about their bungling including the more insane aspects of the “health care” bill in its current form. Where was Ms Pelosi’s concern when Blue Dog Democrat and Republic ideas for health care reform were roundly rejected or dismissed as irrelevant? The fact is nothing got done in the past because no one wanted to get anything done (mostly on political grounds) or couldn’t see a way to personally profit from it via their connections to the health care industry. That is a problem endemic of both political parties.
So suddenly daring to question and demand answers when you’ve been ignored now means you’re “un-American” in Ms Pelosi’s book. Gee. Sounds exactly like the abuses the Democrats claimed the Republicans were doing. Personally I think she’s just ticked that no amount of organizing from either political party has been effective as the people themselves standing up and demanding to know what the hell their government is doing bailing out corporations left and right while ignoring the concerns of the population and squandering America’s future for some nebulous purported gains.
It’s just more evidence to show the arrogance of the nation’s political elite who have developed some warped notion that they were put into power for life and are no longer accountable to the people or the nation. Anyone who dares question their power or decisions is automatically a threat to be crushed with innuendo, slander, and assorted levels of punitive behavior. Face it, both national parties don’t care about the opinions of Americans except when it’s election season and now they’re upset that the people dare stand up to them.
If being un-American means questioning the government and demanding our elected officials be accountable to the people then I am as un-American as they get and proud of it. Smearing the American public will not silence the voice of opposition and dissent in this nation, it will only increase it to deafening levels.
I should write a Hail to the Republic post praising the American people for demanding answers from their representatives.