The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation. The answers to our problems don’t lie beyond our reach. They exist in our laboratories and universities; in our fields and our factories; in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth. Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history we still possess in ample measure. What is required now is for this country to pull together, confront boldly the challenges we face, and take responsibility for our future once more.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Address to Joint Session of Congress
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Well said were those words of President Barack Obama, but, as the weeks and months have passed, our president says he really doesn’t want to hear from everybody after all, and that some should just shut up and get out of the way (a revealing of his haughty and imperial mind-set.) Such supreme arrogance and ill-will as demonstrated here by our president, though, is not long appreciated, nor likely to be ignored.
And so we’ve come to our senses; we have gone for Tea Parties and for lively Town Hall Meetings. We have determined to protect our country and our rights and our dear and precious constitution.
When ordinary citizens understand they are being played for fools, they bristle.
Charles Krauthammer wisely notes some of the the actions and attitudes of President Obama, his supporters and his party…even noting the appellation of mob to some who disagree.
…Obama unveiled his plans for a grand makeover of the American system, animating that vision by enacting measure after measure that greatly enlarged state power, government spending and national debt. Not surprisingly, these measures engendered powerful popular skepticism that burst into tea-party town-hall resistance.
Obama’s reaction to that resistance made things worse. Obama fancies himself tribune of the people, spokesman for the grass roots, harbinger of a new kind of politics from below that would upset the established lobbyist special-interest order of Washington. Yet faced with protests from a real grass-roots movement, his party and his supporters called it a mob — misinformed, misled, irrational, angry, unhinged, bordering on racist. All this while the administration was cutting backroom deals with every manner of special interest — from drug companies to auto unions to doctors — in which favors worth billions were quietly and opaquely exchanged.
And because Americans are wise, and don’t prefer to be bullied or belittled, Rasmussen is able to report on September 5, 2009:
Saturday shows that 29% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9
Today I’m shouting out for Tea Parties. I’m shouting out for wise and courageous words to be spoken in Town Hall Meetings; words that will reveal we are not unhinged, not misinformed, not misled, not racist, not ignorant louts…and that we will not roll over and let our country be ruined. Some of us are angry; angry at what’s happening here…and that’s okay. The Bible, our foundation, our base says in Ephesians, “Be angry and sin not.”