Again: they’re *angry*, not afraid.
Dan Collins – who has by the way moved Piece of Work In Progress: update your links – has a post about the opposition to the President that shouldn’t be excerpted, but must be. A taste:
…they get stonewalled at town halls packed deliberately with union supporters, or find that their Representative has literally decided to phone the meeting in, and they are accused of being astroturfed, even as they watch people from out of state bused in to support the health care fiasco. They see Lyndon LaRouche wackos carrying Obama Nazi signs characterized as right-wingers. They hear that their concerns are those of a small and demented minority. They see videos cropped to make it seem as though they’re racists. They are told that their opposition to Obama’s policies springs from racism on talk shows and in editorials. They receive unsolicited emails from Axelrod after being told that their information’s not being kept by the White House, and then it’s blamed on advocacy groups across a broad political spectrum. They recall that there were 8 years of BusHitler rhetoric that went unchallenged in the MSM, which suddenly is up in arms about the extraordinary incivility of such comparisons.
Oh, yeah, they’re angry. But it’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because “Trust us; we despise you” isn’t really very civil, is it?
Read the whole thing, and let me add one more of my own:
They’ve watched as the man who ended his campaign nine months ago with a direct appeal to the memory of Ronald Reagan spend the last seven months ‘wee-weeing‘ over the very things that Ronald Reagan actually stood for.
I don’t know about the rest of the right-blogosphere, but any thought that I might of had of taking a breather after Election Day abruptly died the moment I saw that particular campaign ad (since removed) for the first time. Some things you just don’t do.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.