While celebrating the first 100 days of his administration's relentless campaign to insult, intimidate and ridicule every conservative in America, Obama finally broke his silence on the Tea Party Protests of April 15. Speaking at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Obama set aside some time to insult the Tea Party participants. Watch the video and read the quote:
"So, you know, when you see those of you who are watching certain news channels that on which I'm not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation* about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we're going to stabilize Social Security. Claire and I are working diligently to do basically a thorough audit of federal spending. But let's not play games and pretend that the reason is because of the Recovery Act, because that's just a fraction of the overall problem that we've got.
"We are going to have to tighten our belts, but we're going to have to do it in an intelligent way, and we've got to make sure that the people who are helped are working American families. And we're not suddenly saying that the way to do this is to eliminate programs that help ordinary people and give more tax cuts to the wealthy. We tried that formula for eight years. It did not work, and I don't intend to go back to it."
Need I remind you that these sneers are coming from a man who has nothing but bright smiles and warn handshakes for America's harshest critics?
Speaking as a Tea Party Protester, I have to say that my initial reaction to these disrespectful remarks was very negative. Watching the video, it was hard not to take the comments personally. I felt angry, deflated, discouraged and disappointed.
But after thinking about his remarks I've come to conclude that conservatives should be glad that he brought up the issue. He has brought more attention to the movement and has given us the opportunity to keep the discussion going. So here's your discussion...
Mr. Hussein Obama, let me point out a few problems with your statements. You disingenuously implied the following:
- The Tea Party protesters are not serious...they're just playing games.
- The Tea Party protests were focused only on the porcine "Economic Recovery" Act.
- The Protests were organized and orchestrated by Fox News
- The Protesters want to "give" money to the rich.
Obama, you know all of this is incorrect, but because your fragile ego has been wounded and your popularity is at stake, you've decided to help spread some misinformation. You know the protesters are gravely serious; you know that the protests were a reflection of widespread disaffection stemming from concerns about a whole range of shameful and irresponsible government actions; you know that the protests emerged from a sudden and unprecedented grassroots movement; and you know that the protesters aren't taking to the streets to pressure the government to give money to the rich.
Obama your misinformation campaign speaks volumes about your fear. You fear that America will wake up before it's too late to stop you.
Yes, time is running out, but it's not too late.
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*By serious conversation, are you referring to one of those sessions when you sit us down to tell us how it's gonna be, and then remind us that "you won" when it's our turn to speak? If so, you can keep your serious conversation to yourself.