I was embarrassed and ashamed by the raucous and rude behavior of some members of Congress. The lack of respect shown to the president of the United States was rude and obnoxious.
I don’t care what one’s political views, ideology or opinions are. This was the president speaking and, particularly, the "gentleman" from Soust Carolina was disgusting.
These members of Congress are representing "we the people" – and to act like like rowdy folks at a football game is appalling. I ,for one, did not like all the cheering, whistling and juvenile behavior from both sides of the aisle. Grow up and dissent, or applaud with a smidgeon of decorum and respect.
South Carolina (and for that matter, North Carolina too) elected officials have not distinguished themselves recently. And rumor has it that most of the loonies live in California. Huh??
Now, about those protesters in DC? Let me get this straight. During the Bush administration, Republicans took the position that you were a patriot only if you denounce Obama and his policies. Protesters are now heroes.
Where were all these angry protesters over the last eight years? We went from a budget surplus to the biggest deficit in U.S. history, and our economy was on the verge of collapse, and yet all of these protesters were silent. Now, when the president wants to help the unemployed and uninsured, the conservatives become ‘angry’. It seems as if the only way to annoy a conservative is to care about those other than yourself.
Let me simplify whole situation: Replublicans don’t like Democratic politictians: Republicans DO like Republician politicians. These protests were a testament to waning Republican political influence. Now they are forced to take to the streets like – Gasp – Democrats.
One last thing.
* You want fiscal responsibilty? Only when it involves war or impeachment, apparently.
* You don’t want government involved in your healthcare? You have complete faith in big business? Only those who can afford it deserve to be healthy?
When you’re calmed down, come meet the rest of the nation to work together to make this country great again.
Whew!!!! I’m done!!! (stowing the soapbox away!! ) BTW, I am an Independpent!! I just wanted to post my thoughts and start a dialogue here.
I’ll lighten up tomorrow, promise!