We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This has been floating around recently and I thought it deserved a spot here.
The Debt Generation speaks:
Dear Republican National Committee: Come the general election, please discourage our candidate from running any self-promotional ads. Just run variations of the above over and over and over and over and over again, covering all ages, styles, types and classes of Americans.
Apart from the casting and script, which were perfect, what was particularly impressive about the production is that they didn't just grab some canned music off the shelf; this is an actual choreographed piece. It's all patriotic-y at the beginning, as you'd expect with their starry-eyed Obama worship, then pauses right as the girl says "But he friggin' made me pay for it", then goes serious as their gripes are aired, then starts building back up to patriotic-y again, but with a slightly more majestic feel to it, then ends with a strong sound of resolution as the last speaker says, "Kiss my debt-ridden ass, Big O."
Excellent! According to the media, all college students think they should get a free education. I'm glad to see that these students opened their eyes to the real world. My boss calls it head-pop, as when your head pops out of your .....
Aww, if it was only that simple. We could just vote him out and put in a Republican, who of course wouldn't pursue his own spending agenda. Sorry kids, the plan to increase your debt started a long time ago under successive democrat and republican administrations. But it's only natural to blame the guy who's there now. But maybe try and take a longer view this time and see the true timeline of the problem and not be so quick to accept the promises of the candidate who promises to right the wrongs you're complaining about.
If it be true that a Republican is a mugged Democrat, these kids should all be Republicans by now.
The sad thing is that Obama can count on a majority of young Americans to vote for him in 2012.
Ignorance is remediable.
12 years of public education is not.
Not a black kid among them. In response, the Democrats as usual will shout RAAAACIST! as if that trumps all criticism of Obama and his failed presidency. They do not want a dialog about our nation's future. They want power. They will not brook criticism or dissent. What they once said was a patriotic duty, they now label as unpatriotic and racist. There is no compromising with the Democrats. They have poisoned the public forum beyond our ability to find the proper antidote.