Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Party of Love Returns

Man Holding 'Death to Obama' Sign Investigated by Secret Service
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Aug. 13) -- The Secret Service is investigating a man who authorities said held a sign reading "Death to Obama" outside a town hall meeting on health-care reform in western Maryland.
The sign also read, "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids," referring to the first name of President Barack Obama's wife, said Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Peter Lazich.

But don't you see? it's okay to hold a sign calling for the murder of not only the President, but his wife and kids, because SOMEONE MADE A JOKE ABOUT BRISTOL PALIN!

Anyone remember any protester from ACORN or Code Pink or any allegedly "leftist" group during the Bush Administration holding up signs saying "Death to Laura and the Twins?" Anyone recall any "Death to Cindy and Megan McCain" signs?

Anyone? Anyone?


Lake Mills Library said...

Maybe it was an early application for work on a Death Panel.

John McFetridge said...

Where's Charlie?

Karen Olson said...

What's going on is disturbing on so many levels.

Gerard Saylor said...

The Death Panel crack was mine, but the wrong login.

Charlieopera said...

Here's Charlie.

John, you seem to have your wires crossed, my friend.

Both major American parties are full of shit, piss and vinegar.

Discussing wingnut batshitism is a wonderful distraction for so-called liberal democrats who are content ignoring what their party has managed to accomplish (with absolute majorities in Congress and the Senate) so far--which is a big fat ZERO (as in squat).

I'm against both parties, John. I wonder why you can't grasp that.

I don't defend either party -- they're both useless (unless you're BIG BUSINESS in America and/or pro war (sure it was the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time--we'll just hang out there until the year before the next presidential election--shades of Richard M. Nixon; but unlike Nixon, we'll ramp up the other war which only God knows that that's about anymore) and, of course, against equal rights.

Where are the war protesters, John? Where's Keith Olbermann's passionate screeching? Chris Matthews? JD for that matter?

Where has all the angst gone?

John McFetridge said...

Thanks Charlie.

I really don't feel I should take sides in any of this, not being American, but I'm glad you're here because this blog makes up most of my reading on American politics and it's good to have some balance.

I do know that trying to get any kind of health care changes will be tough. When the first Canadian province brought in universal health care (Saskatchewan - people keep talking about "Canadian health care," but in fact it's provincial jurisdiction so we have ten different systems) the doctors went on strike for months and the big US insurance companies spent millions fighting it.

And that wasn't even in the US, they were just worried about having it next door.

So, a majority may not even be enough. But for the rest of the developed world, just having the US talk about it (the last country to not have it) is a good sign. When it comes to America, we're always looking for some good signs.

Charlieopera said...

John, I suspect this country will eventually have to come to terms with national health insurance but when is another story. I think capitalism, essentially, no longer works the way it once did (probably for many reasons; too many people to sustain and the inbalance in classes among the most significant) but sooner or later this country will have to catch up to the rest of the world on health care.

The inherent trouble with the government running anything is obvious but (and it is a big but), leaving 46 million uninsured is truly criminal. Medicaid seems to work fine for most senior citizens and it is socialism (socialism that obviously works). Why not remove the 65 year restriction and let the 46 million have medicaid?

As far as funding it goes, this country is pissing money away to the tune of hundreds of millions daily in Iraq & Afghanistan and nobody can really provide a reason why anymore (which only makes me even more angry at Democrats for all their bullshit about being lied into a war and then doing nothing about it). Today, in attempting to justify the Afghanistan war, Obama sounded just like Bush trying to justify the Iraq war (war on terror). He used some of the exact same "scare tactic" speeches of the former administration.

New boss/old boss = same old bullshit and all at our expense.

I know what the Republicans want (to maintain the status quo at all costs). The problem is the Democrats are doing it for them.

Both parties need a wake up call; an across the board rejection from voters in 2010.