I don’t talk politics a lot here, but I’d really love to hear what Obama voters think about this article:
“I’ve said this several times before: Either the President knows everything and he’s lying or he knows nothing and he’s incompetent. If he’s lying, then we will have some serious issues on our hands. If he knows nothing and incompetent, then I say again, who the hell is running this administration?”
I posted this out-take on Facebook, but just felt like this might be a place to ask the same questions. A friend said that he felt that the quote I pulled from the article was even a bit on the weak side, especially considering the gravity of the scandals that are coming to light. I responded:
I pulled that specifically to make my more left-leaning friends and family ponder it, and I firmly believe that name-calling and poo-throwing gain nothing in the end but sorrow. Unlike some people (who I’ve been un-following like mad since Lent), I don’t think being nasty about it is right. I want people who supported the president (especially the second time) to really think about these implications and what his administration has been doing for the last 2-3 years.
This is a serious problem, and you shouldn’t have to be the opposite party to think so. But to put it in perspective, if it WAS Bush or Reagan who was doing these things – using the IRS and FBI to intimidate political opponents, creating laws that punish people for their following their religious beliefs with crippling fines, seizing phone and email records of reporters who dare to say anything negative about them (or simply report on things they’re doing that the public wouldn’t like), sending guns to Mexican drug lords to use without paying the least attention to where said guns went – seriously, wouldn’t you be apoplectic by now? Even though I was pretty young when Iran-Contra went down, I do recall a lot of freaking-out in the press about that.
And yet Fast and Furious gets nary a whisper – I doubt most people even know the name of the program, let alone what they did. No one seems to be worried about pro-lifers, religious groups, Tea Party groups, and adoptive parents being targeted by the IRS. That the Army printed materials that LITERALLY named Catholics as possible terrorists!
Where is the indignation over these things? Where are all those people who claimed that dissent is patriotic? Where are the proud liberals who used to have bumper stickers that said they might not like my views, but they’d defend my right to speak them with their lives?
These aren’t meant to throw bombs or play blame games. These are serious questions I have that just plague me. Are people even aware of these things?