The price of arrogance

Last week senator John “Skipper” Kerry claimed that the problems facing democrats are the result of an uninformed electorate (story here).

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

In other words, you voters are too stupid to understand what’s going on. What this exquisitely dense statement perfectly demonstrates is the unrelenting and galling arrogance of the political ruling class. Yeah, that message will really work there, Skip.

These douchebags are facing a rude awakening in November. They are about to pay the price for their arrogance. This post (from my favorite commentator, Doctor Zero) hits the nail squarely on the head. Your (democrats & republicans) problem, Skipper, is that we are paying attention and we’re pissed off.

I’m here to assure Senator Kerry that we understand the situation perfectly well. Barney Frank’s role in causing the subprime mortgage crisis, for example, is perfectly clear. He lied extravagantly to protect Fannie Mae from oversight, both for ideological reasons, and for the financial benefit of his boyfriend Herb Moses, a Fannie Mae executive. The financial system of the entire planet nearly collapsed as a result. Barney Frank should have been removed from office before the first bank bailout, and not allowed anywhere near a government office, ever again. He should have spent the last two years answering subpoenas and facing charges, not slobbering over all the new money he wants his Party to seize from honest Americans. The same goes for anyone in either party who knowingly participated in the Fannie Mae scam. A responsible government that took the public trust seriously would have demanded nothing less. We’ve heard a lot about bad behavior in the private sector during the mortgage crisis, and there was indeed plenty to say. We haven’t a word about the responsibility of politicians, or seen any of them formally brought to account.

The Tea Party is a large and growing movement that rejects the premise that a morally and intellectually superior government should be given endlessly expanding power over every aspect of our lives. We reject a media-approved narrative that holds the State blameless for its misdeeds, or gives it unlimited credit for its good intentions. We are competent and compassionate enough to manage our own lives, and address our problems through willing cooperation with our neighbors.

We don’t blame ourselves for the nation’s problems, Senator Kerry.  We blame you. We’re not just looking at your Party, either… or have you not been paying attention to the primaries?  We can see how much control the State has asserted over our lives through impenetrable layers of regulation, which even legislators admit they neither read nor understand.  We’re not just laughing off Nancy Pelosi’s comment that we had to pass ObamaCare to learn what was in it.  The Democrats demand we give them vast amounts of power without specifying what they plan to do with it, establishing any means to judge their success, or defining any limit to future expansion of the precedents they set today.  They demand our faith, along with the resulting surrender of faith in ourselves.  We reject those demands.

For decades most Americans have not paid attention to the emanations from Washington while the political class has grown the federal government leviathan and inserted themselves into virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Well, we’re paying attention now – because the very survival of our Republic is at stake.

Democrat consultant Phil Johnson defended Kerry by saying, “He’s just making the point that people have real lives to lead and most people are not spending a lot of time worrying about politics, particularly in a tough economy.” That’s exactly the point, Mr. Johnson. People have to worry about politics now. They can’t just “lead their lives.” They are about to feel the weight of a law that will force them to purchase health insurance. Many of them have lost their jobs to the approaching rumble of that law. Others have watched the value of their property and investments evaporate due to the mistakes, or deliberate malpractice, of the political class. If Obama gets his cap-and-trade legislation, a sizable number of Americans will find themselves working in industries which have ceased to make economic sense, because of skyrocketing energy prices.

The stated objective of the Obama Administration was “transforming” the American people. Well, transformation is an aggressive act, carried out through compulsive force. We resist, and we will prevail.

Couldn’t have said it better. Read the whole thing…

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