Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer wrote an OpEd piece in USA Today, and had this to say about the uppity masses:
These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/08/unamerican-attacks-cant-derail-health-care-debate-.html
Really? Then how about calling off your SEIU thugs from assaulting—verbally and physically—those who oppose your health care scam? Stop calling us “Nazis” and “terrorists”. Start answering the electorate with something other than “Know why? Shut up, that’s why.”
Ahmadinejad and the Iranian mullah dictatorship use the same tack. Accuse dissidents of being agent provocateurs; enemies of the State.
For eight years, we endured some of the most mealy-mouthed, rabid, vulgar protests against GW, the military, and where America stands to defend itself against Islamofascism.
“Dissent is patriotic”, remember?
Okay, well now we’re dissenting. The only way to get the attention of a jackass is to smack it with a 2×4. Consider our protests a big hunk of wood to their skulls.
Trust me, I’ve written countless e-mails to idiots like Sherrod Brown and Betty Sutton, two Democratic lackeys who represent my district. Since I’m trapped in a Dem stronghold, I have to go outside the area and email Republicans to get a half-decent response.
Polite discourse doesn’t work. If asked a tough question and held accountable for their actions, they respond with a condescending explaination or at best, a tapdance that makes Ben Vereen look like a fucking amateur.
The more we shout in the faces of these elected officials, the better chance we have of getting their attention. They have to be reminded that they work for us, not the other way around. Dem politicians are the majority right now. They’re on the payroll of far-left lobbying groups and individuals. That’s who they feel they should answer to, not the average American voter.
Count me in among those who shout at the top of my lungs.
I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.