Wednesday, July 18, 2012

John Sununu: "I wish this president would learn to be an American"

GOP Crying Game
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid gets my vote for the best summation of what this presidential campaign is about:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says a group of "angry old white men" is bankrolling conservative outside groups that are spending millions to influence the fall elections.
"If this flood of outside money continues, the day after the election, 17 angry old white men will wake up and realize they've just bought the country," Reid said on the floor. "That's a sad commentary. About 60 percent or more of these outside groups' dollars are coming from these 17 people. These donors have something in common with their nominee. Like Mitt Romney, they believe they play by their own set of rules." source
Hey dude I want my country back
How else do you describe it when you have such vile, ugly and unprecedented comments from GOP surrogates that try to outdo each other on the outrageous meter? 
Take for example the latest, Romney's attack dog, former Governor John Sununu:
In the span of one morning, top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu referred to President Obama as dumb and stupid, called the Chicago political culture from which he came "corrupt," brought up Obama's admitted use of marijuana as a kid in Hawaii, resurfaced the name of Tony Rezko -- the jailed financier with ties to Obama -- and then questioned the president's Americanness.
"I wish this president would learn how to be an American." source
The Obamas in the White House is obviously an affront to these angry white men and they are throwing  temper tantrums. Each time the perpetually whining Speaker of the House John Boehner cries one can hear his sentiment loud and clear: I want my country back 
To this demographic, older white men that loved the 1950's mythical era, the country's population shift is terrifying. They find it hard to embrace multi-cultured and diverse America and instead of expanding their base with the times -- making inroads with Asians, Latinos and African-Americans -- they have decided to circle-the-wagons.
To be sure, it's not about policy: they will loudly denounce their own ideas if Obama embraces them. It's not about rallying together in hard times: they would rather have a scorched-the-earth disaster than work together to fix America's economic woes.
It is about their perceived exclusive ownership of America and American values. To them, it is their country and we should just act like nice and appreciative guest.


  1. I think its worth noting that:

    --The TSA grabs your business whether you're black or white, whether you voted Republican or Democrat.
    --When the banks come to foreclose on people's homes, they put you out in the street, regardless of whether or not you're black or white, a Republican or a Democrat.
    --Studies show blacks, whites, Republicans and Democrats all continue to file for bankruptcy.
    --You could be forced to buy health insurance, or pay a penalty, whether or not you're black, white, Republican or Democrat.

    Did I miss anybody? Sure, lots of other diverse individuals, but none of them are exempt either.

    Sound like freedom to you?

    Without freedom, you can't be anything--not even a songwriter, a film maker or a blogger.
    Without freedom, you can't do anything--except what you're told.

    Anybody else want their country back?
    I Want My Country Back VIDEO

  2. @Jimmy. You points are all valid, however all the issues you mentioned (except health care) started under the Bush/Cheney government:

    -- TSA - under the Patriot act government received expanded domestic power due to 9/11

    -- bankruptcies, foreclosures and other economic woes are a result of the economic collapse of fall should be noted that the same people crying -- I want my country back (John Boehner) block are obstruction any legislation that might alleviate the economic woes of Main Street USA.

    -- health care? is it fair that we (taxpayers insured) have paid a policy penalty when the uninsured gets sick and never pays the ER bills?

    As far as being a songwriter, blogger, film maker... well, you jumped the shark on this one has stepped on these constitutional rights.

    The biggest threat to our freedom does in fact exist, and its big business/corporations/banks/wall street that lobby and control much of government through unlimited campaign contributions...they threaten to morph our democracy into an oligarchy...