Sometimes, our readers do a better job of defending us than we do ourselves.
When a critic contended that those protesting the President’s plans to overhaul our health care system were mere stooges of the insurance companies (and not grassroots protesters), North Dallas Thirty took issue with him (far more succinctly and much more to the point than I):
. . . he believes that the only way people would oppose Obama is if they were paid to do so. He simply cannot even entertain the possibility that people could disagree with Obama.
While I might quibble with a term NDXXX used in the part (of his comment) I did not quote, he’s really onto something here.
All too many on the left (and even a good number on the right) are simply astounded at the intensity of the spontaneous protests against a bigger and more intrusive national government. We Americans may have not seen anything like this since the ’70s, the 1770s, that is.
It’s simply amazing that some of our readers as well as those who work in the liberal media and write for left-wing blogs refuse to accept that their fellow Americans could have principled objections to and genuine concerns about Obama’s big-government policies, particularly given the failure of so many statist schemes to improve the economy as well as the delivery of a great variety of services, including health care.
Even Obama’s campaign rhetoric suggested some sympathy for those favoring smaller government. If he could understand those concerns in his campaign, why can’t his supporters understand then now that he’s in office?
FROM THE COMMENTS: ThatGayConservative writes:
These folks have paid rent-a-mobs so they assume everybody else does it too. Still waiting for somebody to provide evidence of the insurance companies paying folks to oppose Chairman Obama. Should be just as easy as finding ads on CraigsList, right?