Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, demagogues that they are, have tried to marginalize and demonize the Tea Party demonstrations from the very outset.
Well, the Tea Party is now 56% of the country on the issue of the threat that the Obama administration poses to freedom and liberty.
CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights
Posted: February 26th, 2010 09:00 AM ET
From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.
Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.
The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.
According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken – though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.
Sean Curnyn makes an excellent point about the issue of Democrats and independents and a “partisan divide”:
“While it says, “only 37 percent percent of Democrats” believe this, I would rephrase that as “even 37 percent of Democrats” feel this way. When you’re losing independents to the tune of 63 percent on this issue, you sure can’t afford to also be losing over a third of Democrats.”
This view that an overwhelming majority of the people – even Democrats – now feel that the government under Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid is out to trample their rights dovetails with an article I wrote last August entitled, “Health Care Debate: As Charges of Nazism Abound, Which Side Is Right?“
In that article, I begin with the following:
Nancy Pelosi upped the ante in the health care debate when she responded to a media question in the following manner:
Interviewer: Do you think there’s legitimate grassroot opposition going on here?
Pelosi: “I think they’re Astroturf… You be the judge. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.”
That being in addition to her reference to town hall protesters as “simply un-American.”
And now 56% of Americans are “simply un-American” on Nancy Pelosi’s view.
I’ve always got to point out the fact that “Nazi” stood for “National Socialist German Workers Party.” And when the aforementioned National Socialist German Workers Party attacked the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during World War II, it was a war of the left fighting against the left.
How do such leftists think? They think in Marxist or fascist, totalitarian terms. It’s just who they are.
You should think about that when you have uber-liberal Bill Maher articulating what essentially amounts to the Democrat reconciliation strategy for health care in an August 24 interview on NBC’s Conan O’Brien program:
“You know, they’re talking about 60 votes they need,” Maher said. “Forget this stuff. You can’t get Americans to agree on anything. Sixty-percent? Sixty-percent of people don’t believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they’re stupid. Just drag them to this.”
You stupid morons who believe that you have rights. Screw you. You should be FORCED to comply with the liberal elitist intelligentsia.
Only 11 days ago Maher was at it again on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’:
“But what the Democrats never understand is that Americans don’t really care what position you take, just stick with one,” Maher said. “Just be strong. They’re not bright enough to really understand the issues. But like an animal, they can sort of sense strength or weakness. They can smell it on you.”
Maher isn’t an elected politician – which is precisely why he can say what he’s saying. But he is attempting to articulate the rationale behind forcing the American people to accept an ObamaCare boondoggle that they absolutely do not want.
It’s not just the polls that prove the American people don’t want the Democrats’ health care agenda; it’s the incredible victory of Scott Brown turning Camelot Republican by promising to be the 41st vote stopping it. In voting for Scott Brown, the citizens of even one of the most liberal states in the country were effectively telling the Democrats, “We don’t want what you’re trying to impose; we’re taking away your filibuster-proof majority to stop this from happening.”
But the Democrats don’t CARE that you don’t want it. They believe you are simply too stupid to be allowed to make such a choice for yourselves. They are going to exercise raw, totalitarian power over you for your own good.
Let’s see what reconciliation is:
- It is “a change in the Senate rules” that “would change the character of the Senate forever.”
- It is “majoritarian absolute power” which is “just not what the founders intended.”
- It is “the precipice of a crisis, a constitutional crisis.”
- It evaporates “the checks and balances which have been at the core of this Republic.”
- It is “almost a temper tantrum.”
- It is the abandonment of the concept of “a check on power” and an abandonment of that which “preserves our limited government.”
- It is something that “will turn the Senate into a body that could have its rules broken at any time by a majority of senators unhappy with any position taken by the minority.”
- It “is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.”
- It “is a fundamental power grab.”
- It “is a tyranny of the majority.”
- It is “where the majority rules supreme and the party of power can dominate and control the agenda with absolute power.”
- It is a “naked power grab.”
- It is to “change the rules, break the rules, and misread the Constitution so that they will get their way.”
- It is “The Senate … being asked to turn itself inside out, to ignore the precedent to ignore the way our system has worked, the delicate balance that we have obtain that has kept this Constitution system going, for immediate gratification of the present President.”
- It is “the way Democracy ends. Not with a bomb but with a gavel.”
If reconciliation is what these statements say it is, it is truly a fascist tactic that would only be employed by the most fundamentally unAmerican of totalitarians.
Only a genuinely evil and depraved political party would use such a despicable tactic.
Who said this about reconciliation?
Every single statement comes from Democrats as a result of Republicans merely discussing using the tactic to overcome a filibuster of a Bush judicial nomination. Every single one.
Interestingly, Dianne Feinstein describes a progression which would start from a bad thing to an incredibly bad thing:
Dianne Feinstein 5/18/2005: The nuclear option if successful will turn the Senate into a body that could have its rules broken at any time by a majority of senators unhappy with any position taken by the minority. It begins with judicial nominations. Next will be executive appointments and then legislation.
The current batch of Democrats skipped the executive appointments and went straight for the legislation where they could most directly impose their will upon the American people.
Americans are stupid, you see. And the rules shouldn’t matter when it comes to overcoming the objections of hundreds of millions of dumb animals, as Bill Maher calls us.
Cows are herded. Whether they are milked or slaughtered, it isn’t their choice. They don’t get to choose.
And don’t think this isn’t the pervasive Democrat attitude toward the American people.
At one point during the health care summit Barack Obama said the following to cut down a Republican:
“Point number two, when we do props like this — stack it up and you repeat 2,400 pages, et cetera — you know, the truth of the matter is that health care is very complicated. And we can try to pretend that it’s not, but it is.”
This referring to Rep. Eric Cantor, who had and was reading and referring to the very Democrat Senate bill that ostensibly was the very subject of discussion.
It’s not a “prop,” Obama. It’s the bill representing the boondoggle you are trying to cram down our throats. And while you might think of us as a bunch of stupid animals – just like Bill Maher does – who can’t possibly understand health care, we understand it just fine. You don’t like Rep. Cantor reading it because you don’t want the American people to be able to actually know what you are trying to impose on us.
But it’s too late, Mr. Elitist-in-Chief.
A solid majority of the American people now understand that you, your administration, and everyone who thinks like you in government represents a clear and present danger to our rights and our freedoms.
The Democrats now want to use “the nuclear option” in a way that no Congress has ever even TRIED to use it before.
They think we’re dumb like animals. But even the dumbest of animals can bite back after they’ve suffered enough abuse.
The scent of blood is in the air.
Catch you in November.