Since the health-care debate brought out the worst in the tea party protesters, we’ve seen a shift from fear mongering, to the disgusting behavior of last weekend that included bigoted, racist name calling, spitting on on elected officials and finally vandalism and death threats. If it weren’t clear before, the ‘movement’ has truly showed us what is behind their manufactured anger, and it ain’t health care. Case in point, how can people be mad now, when they weren’t mad when the previous administration that just walked all over the constitution, sent us into a war with a country that never attacked us and raised the debt to record highs? Well as I tried to figure out how to condense my thoughts, who would have thought Rosie O’Donnell would have covered it so well, with a post on her blog titled We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, Now you get mad!? One of her readers was able to succinctly break down the blatant hypocrisy of this whole affair, providing a perfect platform for a tea party rebuttal, but don’t expect that, instead lets expect more gay bashing from those cowards. I’m reprinting the post here (just like the DailyKos did) because it needs more exposure, so please pass it on. After that, follow-up by reading Frank Rich’s Op-Ed titled The Rage Is Not About Health Care for more rational of what is the true driver for this behavior, it gives us a lot to think about.
We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, Now you get mad!?
- You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
- You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
- You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
- You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
- You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
- You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.
- You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.
- You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
- You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
- You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
- You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
- You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
- You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.
- You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.
You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans…oh hell no.