While I can't say I'm HAPPY with what this man is saying, I can say I'm thrilled to have him saying it to these chipper morning type media hosts, and I can say I'm thrilled to hear it coming from a "political atheist" who has no dog in the fight except for following trends and stating the obvious - the **real world** effects of things. As dire as the news is, I'm glad it's getting out there! We've only been saying it for 9 months; it's time to hear the rest of the world getting the picture and not these ludicrous proclamations from leftist bloggers and newspapers and anchorpeople who don't know their asses from a hole in the ground.
And this Town Hall thing - I'm simply dumbfounded. They took a recess so they could face their constituents and HEAR what the people REALLY thought of this plan. People are angry and they don't want it. Instead of listening to that message, they accused them of being astroturfed (not grassroots - sent there by insurance companies and the DNC); the speaker of the House called them Nazis, Lanny Davis recommended they all be photographed and investigated, and Prince Obama himself encouraged all people speaking out against health care centralization be reported to the White House site. For what we don't know, but it sounds like enemies lists. The left's response to this? To send out countertroops - TRUE astroturfed phony activists, to combat the "faux outrage" they believe they are seeing from rank and file Americans. Holy shit. We have become a banana republic already (fitting since the monkeys are all in charge now, I supposea) and I never thought I'd see the day. Yes, you bet we're gonna be seeing tent cities and ghost malls within a couple years. There's no doubt about it.
I think what makes me maddest about that is that people will still be saying, "Look what Bush did to us!" What makes me saddest about this is we fucking deserve it. I don't, you don't, but as a group, you bet we do. We failed to stop the coming evil and we are paying the price. We kept control of the houses of power and lost the houses of education to the enemy. We kept seats and they kept the media. And the people in those seats went soft - or maybe they always were. We gave it away. Yes it's been a long time coming but I've never seen anything like this and neither have you. The true demise of a Republic. How heartbreaking it is.
Take a look at one Town Hall meeting here; where Tea Party Protestors were stranded outside and half the hall was "reserved" for Union thugs who were fully briefed on keeping the conversation in favor of Obamacare. Did anyone ever tell them about how protesting and the first amendment works, or are they so wrapped up in their phony astroturfed THUG version of it, that it doesn't get through their tiny little brains anymore? Seriuosly, look at these pictures and video and tell me that doesn't chill your BLOOD. Where the hell ARE we? This isn't the United States of America - it can't. possibly. be.