Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I left the following comment over at one of my favorite blogs, Economic Swim.

I got so passionate about it that I thought I would share it with you here.

The subject is the recent hullabaloo over Harry Reid's racist remarks, which became non-racist the moment he apologized and which would have remained racist forever had they been spoken by a Republican in the same context.

The group of pseudo-leaders in Washington DC are not smart enough to recognize their own double standard, and if they did, they are not honest enough to admit that they have one.

As one who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustine, let me say that I am sick and tired of liberals (black, white, or whatever) categorizing people without regard to the content of their character but purely ON the color of their skin.

This bunch talks, acts and legislates like a bunch of college sophomores "trying to find themselves."

They cannot face the reality of the greatness of the principles upon which this country was founded, have zero understanding of simple economics and only get their daily dose of adrenaline when they can push others around like school yard bullies.

They lie to each other, to the opposition and to the American people and call their lies "truth," all the while staring truth right in the face without one iota of recognition of what they are looking at.

They try to justify every action by saying "so-and-so did it, too" (usually referring to Bush), thinking that somehow that makes it OK to do. That's a four year old's mentality and unbecoming of grownups.

I say the sooner we rid ourselves of them (whether they be liberal Democrat or Republican) by whatever means the better...by the ballot box if we can, but by whatever other means may be necessary if that doesn't work.

There are far fewer years left for me than I have already lived, and before I die,



shoprat said...

I think everyone with more than two functioning brain cells is ready to take the country back.

Tapline said...

Joe, as usual you are spot on in your assessment of the current and I might add past representatives we have sent to washington to represent us...They have failed dismally to represent only their interests and big business. Here in Maine our manufactuing base is long gone. there use to be woolen mills. Leather factories and shoe factories....3 large military bases along with Pease AFB located just on the border in New Hampshire.All of this is gone. St Regis Paper company use to own a large portion of maine and had pulp mills, some of which are still there. We do have Bath Iron Works, but that's about all. I heard very little about the closures of the bases as they happened here nothing has replaced anything closed, that I know Of...our reps sure didn't make much of a fuss over closures or I missed it. I now that Pease next door had little resistance to its closure and I don't know haw many million this base brougnt to the surrounding communities and the same with the rest.Lip service only........Now when Margaret Chase Smith was alive that was a different story. She fought for the state and it's people. Do we see it now....( I don't think so)).I ramble stay well.....

the malcontent said...
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the malcontent said...

Harry Reid is apologizing to all for saying in private in 2008 that Barack Obama should run for President because he was 'light-skinned' and spoke with 'no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one. This is hardly Reid's worst offense. The top prize goes to his comments that "the war is lost" in Iraq, even as the surge was finally making victory possible. That was a betrayal of American soldiers risking their lives in Iraq, and to the extent it emboldened the enemy, it may have cost American lives. If Dirty Harry hasn't apologized for that defeatism, that's reason enough to resign.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Bravo! Standing ovation. This is exactly what I've been thinking, and wish that we could make happen.

It's time to take our country back! (while we still can)

David Wyatt said...

Bro. Joe,

You have a gift from God for saying a whole lot with very few words, in a way that is pleasing to read. Thanks!

Joe said...

shoprat: I sure hope you are right.

Tapline: I lived in a city that had the constant smell of "rotten eggs" from a paper mill. The locals called it the smell of wealth. The paper mill had to close. The town smells better and the people are either gone or poor.

the malcontent: It is hard to decide which is his worst offence. Breathing comes to mind, but that's not nice.

Fuzzy Slippers: Thanks for coming by and for the ovation. You may sit, now.

David Wyatt: Thank you. You are always so kind.

Susannah said...

Amen, brother! Say it!! David, Joe's words are easy on the eyes, aren't they? ;)

I just discovered a quote that relates to the 4 y/o mentality (believing their own lies, etc.). I posted it on my sidebar this morning. It's from a sci-fi book, interestingly enough, & I heard of it through an economist's assessment of our current situation. I'm rambling: I'd tell you who said it, if I could remember. Come see when you have a sec.