Skip to comments.Summer of our discontent: Why is America so angry?
Posted on 08/29/2009 6:43:41 AM PDT by BGHater
At the dawn of the Barack Obama era, the promise of hope has faded. America's public square is an angry and bitter place.
Finger pointing and yelling at town hall meetings this summer are signs of a country that's been building toward a boiling point for several years, stressed by a fast changing economy, a flood of immigration and threats at home by terrorists.
It's a land at turns frustrated and irate at a government that led them into an unpopular war, proved itself inept at helping its citizens in a disastrous hurricane, presided over an historic economic collapse, then went on a spending spree that could commit their country to decades of crushing debt.
Untold numbers of Americans seethe with anger at Obama and his fellow Democrats, resentment coupled with fear even more intense than the rage other Americans expressed just a year ago at George W. Bush and the Republicans. One telling sign: The comparisons of the president to Hitler remain the same only the face has changed from Bush to Obama.
"It's ugly," said independent pollster John Zogby. "Ugly and sad because there were many of us who felt the ugliness could be transcended this time."
Americans throughout their history have been prone to periods of anger and suspicion against one another, particularly in times of change and stress. The anti-Catholic Know-Nothings of the 1850s, the rise of the Klan in the 1870s, the Palmer Raids against leftist radicals and immigrants in the 1920s, McCarthyism in the 1950s.
This anger is more focused on the federal government, a resurgence of the hostility toward the government that started with Vietnam in the 1960s and Watergate in the 1970s, faded in the 1980s, resurfaced in the early 1990s and then faded away again.
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“It’s ugly,” said independent pollster John Zogby. “Ugly and sad because there were many of us who felt the ugliness could be transcended this time.”
Maybe if the Kenyan wasn’t conducting a communist coup?
This from the cheerleaders of the 0, who in 1 year has created a large deficit then ALL of the "Bush deficits" combined.
Spare us the hysteric hypocrisy and hyper rabid partisan ignorance McClatchy
The Farce is strong with him...
The reporter mentions Watergate but nothing on Carter and Iran. Mentions how things faded in the ‘80’s, but doesn’t mention Reagan for making things right.
Translation from Leftist propagandist speech:
"It's all Bush's fault" Article# 800009021564831164947133
Of course, no article is perfect.
So zogby thought the ugliness would be transcended with the election of this communist, lying usurper who happens to be black?
Many naive people thought so, too. For an excellent column on why that was an unrealistic idea, here is Thomas Sowell’s take on it:
And again, John Zogby proves his "independent pollster" label is in question.
I suspect that most people have not yet worked up the gestalt but the gut is telling them that the administration is getting too extreme for their liking.
What's ugly & sad is that millions of fools voted this POS into office b/c they were TOLD he would usher in a glorious New Day. The fact that is was an out & out lie isn't sad OR ugly... simply historical fact.
That has a nice ring to it. Permission to use in lieu of BHO.
Go for it...
[The reason people were wary of Dr. Emanuel in the first place is because of his writings from the 1990s in which (to quote one of them), he advocated giving younger people first dibs on medical care: Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years. In late 1996, he wrote that services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed.]
Just as it was "transcended" when George Bush asked for unity in the face of the 9/11 horror?
Why is it that non-partisanship is only supposed to be shown by conservatives, but never by libs?
I am mad because this President and Congress are destroying the fiscal viability of my country. Is that a good enough reason? Methinks so.
Who is this employee of the newspaper?
The anger against the Establishment in the 1960s and 70s was the doings of the 1960s Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble.
Now they and their ideological issue (children) are Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) leaders and stalwarts. Arguably they are "the Establishment."
(That ain't name calling. The Sixties Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble really have taken over the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party. Under the hail of "neo-con" taunts many Democrats fled the Party.)
Today it's not anger it's RESCUE.
I guess the newspaper employee is one of the Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble or one of their ideological children.
Sure, and I'm Martha Stuart.
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