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September 02, 2009

On Being a Domestic Terrorist

I learned this morning that I am a domestic terrorist... or at least our President's allies consider me one.

I am under no illusions that the White House approved this specific language or had a direct hand in the wording of this appeal, but I do know that they have surrounded themselves with allies who feel exactly like the person who wrote about the majority of Americans opposed to government-run healthcare:

All 50 States are coordinating in this as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.

Americans with homemade posters protesting government intrusion into their very lives are "right wing domestic terrorists." Exercising our rights to peaceably assemble and raise our voices against the government thrusting themselves unwanted into our most private decisions is "subverting the American Democratic Process." And apparently we all watch Fox News (for the propaganda, of course) so we can re-seize power for our "treacherous leaders."

This message—which has since been taken down now that attention has been drawn to it—was not on a MySpace page or some amateur ranter's Blogspot site. It was posted on http://www.barackobama.com/.

It was on the President's web site, placed there by an ally, and summarily taken down without apology. The heated invective was aimed squarely at the majority of Americans that do not want this government involved with healthcare. And why should we trust them wit our lives, when they can't even run a simple rebate program correctly...or without pillaging the FAA of air traffic controllers to do the job?

We have every reason not to trust the government to be any more efficient with health-care than they have been with, well, anything else. We have no reason to expect that it would be more competently funded or solvent for the long term than Social Security or Medicare, and every reason to suspect that it will cause harm to the quality of health-care we receive.

Barack Obama and his allies swept into power on a promise of providing a new chapter in the relationship between Americans and their government. Now they tell me I'm a terrorist.

With his choice of allies and the messages they deliver and how they feel about us, he's certainly delivered on his promise.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 2, 2009 11:14 AM
Comments

CY

what the heck is with those underlined links in this article? Has your site been hacked?

Posted by: iconoclast at September 2, 2009 12:25 PM

Why does the line from Hunt for Red October, uttered by Fred Thompson as RADM Joshua Painter come to mind:

"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."

IMO, BO's brown shirts have no clue the nature of the ground on which they've decided to tread...

Posted by: Diogenes Online at September 2, 2009 12:50 PM

President Pantywaist has been afraid .. yes, afraid of FoxNews since the beginning of the campaign

Posted by: Neo at September 2, 2009 01:08 PM

What about those of us in the other seven states?

Posted by: inspectorudy at September 2, 2009 01:35 PM

This remonds me of the bumper stickers and signs I saw a few years ago when the Republicans were in control of Congress that said something to the effect of "Take Back Your Country - Vote Democratic". Take it back from whom? Did I miss something? Were we invaded? Is this a "Red Dawn" kind of thing? Take YOUR country back from THE OTHER HALF OF THE COUNTRY? Whose leaders are treacherous? The Americans ... or the other Americans? This is arrogance and elitism unbound. Us vs. them. Class warfare. Brother vs. brother. Father vs. son. We're more divided now than at any time during the previous administration. The giant has been awakened ... and it is not happy.

Posted by: Beaker at September 2, 2009 02:29 PM

This reminds me of the bumper stickers and signs I saw a few years ago when the Republicans were in control of Congress that said something to the effect of "Take Back Your Country - Vote Democratic". Take it back from whom? Did I miss something? Were we invaded? Is this a "Red Dawn" kind of thing? Take YOUR country back from THE OTHER HALF OF THE COUNTRY? Whose leaders are treacherous? The Americans ... or the other Americans? This is arrogance and elitism unbound. Us vs. them. Class warfare. Brother vs. brother. Father vs. son. We're more divided now than at any time during the previous administration. The giant has been awakened ... and it is not happy.

Posted by: Beaker at September 2, 2009 02:30 PM

We are only 8 months into his term and he is calling us "terrorists". What ever happened to "my colleagues on the other side of the isle."

Posted by: Dave at September 2, 2009 04:28 PM

This is the way Obama has operated since he started campaigning. He surrounds himself with these goons and grants them tacit approval to do whatever they feel is needed. If they go too far and create a backlash, it's easy enough to disavow the "out of context" message and offer a non-apologetic aplogy ("I'm sorry your feelings were hurt because you misunderstood my nunace"). Meanwhile he keeps his hands clean, gets plausible deniability, and pretends to be above it all ("like God," in the brilliant yet nauseating formulation of Evan Thomas).

Obama has never, to my knowledge, displayed a shred of personal or moral courage in anything, and obviously has no inclination to get down and dirty. He has people do the bloodletting for him.

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Posted by: dfdsdgf at September 2, 2009 10:31 PM

@Beaker: "We're more divided now than at any time during the previous administration."

Say WHA-A-A-AT?

There was PLENTY of opposition around during the last eight years; signs, placards, petitions, protests, reactionism, violence, et al. Where were you?

Posted by: DoorHold at September 6, 2009 01:33 PM