Cutting Through The Crap

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Part Time Lovers


Somebody explain something to me, because I must be misunderstanding.

  1. The US is a democracy.
  2. Barack Obama is our president.
  3. He was elected with a huge electoral margin.
  4. He's doing exactly what he said he'd do when he was campaigning.
  5. The percentage of people who approve of him now is much higher than the percentage that voted for him.
Based on the above, it's reasonable to say that the President's agenda represents the will of the people, and, as such, it can be considered, politically anyway, "America."

At the same time:
  1. Republican screamers like to characterize liberals as the "hate America crowd," who "blame America first."
  2. Republican screamers claim to be patriots, and to love our country.
  3. Republican screamers have often suggested that if liberals don't love our country, they should leave.
  4. Republican screamers think Obama is a Nazi, or worse, and that he is ruining America.
  5. Republican screamers don't love Obama, or those who support him, which happens to include two-thirds of the citizenry.
  6. Republican screamers are railing against America.
So isn't it the case that Republican screamers hate America? If it's not, then how would they describe their objections to America's path, as compared to the objections of liberals who criticized Bush, or other aspects of America? Why is one "love" and the other "hate?"

More to the point, based on prior claims and protestations, why aren't they leaving?
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5 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

The U.S. is a Republic, not a Democracy, there's a difference...

Barak's huge margin was among African-Americans....was pretty close among the rest...and y'all the ones insist on keepin score by melanins...

You're STILL screamin about "W"...

80 troops killed in Afghanistan/Iraq and he's not even been prez 3 months...

Git-mos still open?, yeah, I know its gonna close in September?, October?, can u spell S-U-C-K-E-R. sure, I knew you could

He taught those Pirates a lesson though...

Frank

Anonymous said...

Over 4000 died while Bush was in office, which is nearly 3 a day, which is, on average, over three times as many as are dying in the few months Obama has been in office. Why doesn't this matter to you?
-kd

Frank Drackman said...

Cause it shouldn't...otherwhise we'd still have an English King and Slaves... and not to pick nits but the number was 4275 deaths/2922 days = 1.46 deaths per day...

egomosperficio said...
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egomosperficio said...

"The U.S. is a Republic, not a Democracy, there's a difference..."

sorry sparky, but that's like saying my suzuki isn't a motorcycle, but instead is a vehicle. and for the record, the spread on obama's majority doesn't matter one bit. he won the election by a wide margin, and enjoys the support of most americans, so sid's observations are correct. but i'm sure you know that and just comment here for the noble purpose of hearing yourself type.

but sid, please don't encourage the right-wing loonies to leave. . . they might get confused and wind up in canada. trust me, we don't want them!

best regards,
egomosperifico
ps-please accept my apologies for removing my comment. i had to fix a typo-->my essential tremor makes typing a challenge at times, which is why i don't tend to use caps.