Dr. (D)eath vs. Dr. (R)esistance

I agree with Glenn Bartels (08-03-11) in the aspect that, as citizens we need to work together to solve America’s problems. However, in congress there is no starting point for such a process.

When Dr. (D)eath wants to cut off your arm and Dr. (R)esistance wants to save it, should you be pleased when they compromise to cut it off at the elbow?

In the coming elections, Democrats have absolutely nothing of merit to run on. Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” are already in play. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

The current target is the “tea party.” Much has been spoken and written by people whose sum total knowledge of this subject, equals zero point zero.

Penny Fattig in her apology letter, wrote that she was “...tired of the relentless Tea Party propaganda...” and that “...both sides of the issues should be addressed.” Let’s look at what she is tired of and apparently on the other side of.

The belief that (1) All men are endowed by their Creator with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (2) Government is a function of the Constitution, not the other way around. (3) Government must be fiscally responsible, so that high levels of taxation do not “unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect.” (4) Powers not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution, belong to the states and the people (individuals). (5) Our current government’s interference in the free market, inhibits individual and economic liberty.

Who are these tea party propagandists anyway? Recent Rasmussen surveys show: 71% of Americans believe government programs designed to help people out of poverty are not effective and 49% think they actually increase poverty; 67% think thoughtful spending cuts should be considered in every federal government program; 71% believe the problem with welfare, is that there are too many recipients rather than not enough; 84% think the country is heading down the wrong track.

Looks to me like the propagandists are three out of four of Penny’s neighbors.

What (D)eath’s advocates are saying: California Representative Maxine Waters “...the tea party can go straight to Hell.” Indiana Representative Andre Carson “...this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me...hanging on a tree.” President Obama on the Republican budget plan “...kids with disabilities would be left to fend for themselves.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “...clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety. You name it, they’re there to diminish it, destroy it.” Vice President Joe Biden, told AFL/CIO members that they are “the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.”

The fact that these “public servants” are being paid to steal our money and talk trash about us, is incredible to me. I want them replaced with people who believe in America and Americans.

Neil A. Davis, Gothenburg