Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Anger and incivility threaten to hijack this nation's public discourse
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 10, 2009 | Ohio State Representative Ted Celeste

Posted on 09/12/2009 4:59:51 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye

Perhaps we need to institute a timeout.

Back in elementary school, when things got a little out of hand, the teacher would say we needed to take a timeout. Usually this followed a fight on the playground, an argument in homeroom or an unusually nasty prank. Kids need to learn the boundaries.

It feels a lot like elementary school right now in our political arena. The players have expanded the boundaries way past what had been defined as acceptable. In just over a month we have seen the following:

• Town-hall meetings being disrupted by yelling and shouting.

Story continues belowAdvertisement

• Attendees at a meeting with President Barack Obama carrying loaded guns and rifles.

• Television-program hosts encouraging the downfall of the administration.

• School districts refusing to carry the president's message to students about the importance of getting an education and staying in school.

After each of these happened, I threw up my hands and asked, "What next?" Have we become so polarized and driven by hatred and fear that a message that other presidents have delivered before has become unacceptable to some? And, if many of those folks who are complaining would listen to the words of the president about the importance of discipline and staying in school, wouldn't they agree with the message? What brought on all this hate?

I have to say that as an elected official, I am extremely frustrated that we have reached this point, and I want others to join me in saying that enough is enough. Let's take a timeout.

We politicians are as much to blame as anyone. Our discourse has become partisan and angry, thoughtless and hurtful and totally lacking in civility. We are headed down a very dangerous path, and this is not the type of leadership that our constituents expect of us.

I invite the folks who sincerely have a problem with the president delivering a message to students that it is important to stay in school to join me at my next district dialogue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Upper Arlington High School. Our topic this month is education. And this is about education. Help me understand your concerns. And let's have a civil discussion about education.

To my colleagues in the state legislature and other elected offices, I suggest we all take a close look in the mirror and see what messages we are sharing with our young people about how to resolve conflict, how to disagree, how to learn and how to get along with one another. Sure, power is won and lost in political battles, and the conventional way to victory is to throw fear and misdirection at your foes. And often the throwing gets really messy. We can do this differently.

I remember my elementary-school gym teacher, Miss Ruth Ann McMillan, often called on us to "grow up" during our schoolyard antics. With today's antics, perhaps she might say to all of us, politicians and citizens alike, "Let's take a timeout!"

STATE REP. TED CELESTE Grandview Heights


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; angrymob; bho44; columbus; dissent; liberals; ohio
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-60 next last
This appeared in our local newspaper today. Ted Celeste is a liberal state representative in the Columbus (Ohio) area and the brother of former of very liberal former governor Richard Celeste.

This is as good as any example of the Dems and politicians being out of touch.

Have at it.

1 posted on 09/12/2009 4:59:51 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

” It feels a lot like elementary school right now in our political arena. “

Yep - and that’s what we’re determined to correct..

Idiot...


2 posted on 09/12/2009 5:03:52 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

There can be no civil discourse when half the country is being ignored. I think the divide is too far gone to be repaired at this point. The sides are too polarized and on topics where there is no common ground; abortion, gun control,winning the war or tucking tail and running, free speech, entitlements, taxes, freedom in general. Its the nanny staters vs the limited govt and handle it yourself crowd and neither will ever become the other.......


3 posted on 09/12/2009 5:04:16 AM PDT by wombtotomb (Equal opportunity does NOT mean equal outcome!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

what a load of crap you dumbass!!

Anger an incivility are the vehicles for destroying the disgusting change. Marxist progression will be halted by anger an incivility.

Or, would you prefer to see you blood seeping out onto the concrete?


4 posted on 09/12/2009 5:04:44 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Quotes of the century: 2001 "Lets Roll"..... 2009 "You Lie")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

“Anger and incivility threaten to hijack this nation’s public discourse”

The problem is there was NEVER any public discourse (and they STILL won’t listen!). We were told to take it or leave it and then they rammed or tried to ram everything down our throats in record time without discussion. That’s why we had to yell “STOP”!


5 posted on 09/12/2009 5:07:29 AM PDT by Castigar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
I am looking for the constitutional guarantee traitors have for civil and gentle treatment. There seems to be no such clause and, further, even governmental officials get no such guarantee.

It get's kind of rough when you mess with armed peoples' freedom.

6 posted on 09/12/2009 5:07:50 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Oh please, where have these people been for the last 8 1/2 years? This didn’t start yesterday.


7 posted on 09/12/2009 5:08:18 AM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

I invite the folks who sincerely have a problem with the president delivering a message to students that it is important to stay in school to join me at my next district dialogue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Upper Arlington High School. Our topic this month is education. And this is about education. Help me understand your concerns. And let’s have a civil discussion about education.

________________________

Someone be sure to bring the video of Rahm Emanuel talking about ‘The Plan’ on YouTube. Thanks for posting!


8 posted on 09/12/2009 5:11:11 AM PDT by JavaJumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wombtotomb

when was the last time Obeyme invited the Republicans to the WH to discuss health care?


9 posted on 09/12/2009 5:11:32 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("I never knew there were Martians in my garden...." J.Edgar Hoover)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Incivility?

The dems created the atmosphere of absolute hatred after the 2000 election.

This isn’t blowback from the citizens. It isn’t a right vs left vs independent “incivility.”

This is rebellion because of the sheer disaster both sides have created.

This is the citizens telling those whom they have elected that the citizenry is taking the governance and the power back into their hands.


10 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:40 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
My interpretation:

Ted Celeste: "this is unfair!, fight fair you dastardly ne'er do wells!. Marquis of queensbury rules!!"

CC

11 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:48 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Calling illegal aliens "undocumented workers" is like calling drug dealers "unlicensed pharmacists")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

I was able to attend a seminar given by the Ayn Rand Center & CEI yesterday here in DC.
The ONE THING we came away from the seminar was that most of the TEA PARTIES (and town halls) talk about what we are AGAINST. We MUST narrow the talk down to what we are FOR. Most of everything in the discussion everywhere can be boiled down to FREEDOM and INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS! Obamacare is about making SLAVES of doctors. It is DOCTORs’ rights that are majorly infringed upon.
Another thing was that we need to develop the “virtue of selfishness”: we should be proud of the work we do and be the determiner of how we spend our money. An example given was: your neighbor is sick and can’t afford necessary care. He comes to you to ask for help. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to help or refuse. Your neighbor has NO CLAIM on your income. What is happening is that with Obamacare, your neighbor, instead of coming back with a gun, goes to the government and gets the government to take your money.

Keep the discussion to RIGHTS and walk away from anyone who just can’t be convinced UNLESS you have an audience who might be convinced.

Our rights are being taken away in increments. We must fight to preserve what is left and take back what has been taken.

Pray for all of us here in DC.


12 posted on 09/12/2009 5:12:52 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

This “Congressman” is the typical Class Bully!

Well the tables have turned, we have grown up and aren’t going to tolerate your idea of how We The People should react to your demands.

It is time for you, sir, to report to the Principal’s office to understand what is expected of a public servant.


13 posted on 09/12/2009 5:15:48 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Drink this poison and don’t complain that it tastes funny.


14 posted on 09/12/2009 5:16:58 AM PDT by listenhillary (We became community organizers and Obama and the Statists get p*ssed off at us?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Perhaps we need to institute a timeout.

Be a lot easier to give you a timeout.
15 posted on 09/12/2009 5:17:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

We are in a CIVIL WAR......it will soon turn to an UNCIVIL WAR if the Democrats don’t slow down.


16 posted on 09/12/2009 5:19:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RebelTXRose

Saul Alinsky and his followers are not pleased that his tactics are laid bare and republicans are on to the “rules.” We are just leveling the ground rules, Saul.


17 posted on 09/12/2009 5:21:09 AM PDT by healy61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Hey Liberals, "Ye shall Reap what ye have sown".

(And I'm not even religious.)

18 posted on 09/12/2009 5:21:18 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
This is as good as any example of the Dems and politicians being out of touch.

I can't find ONE report along this same vein by this bunch of sorry prix when liberals were SCREAMING and protesting Bush!

Not only are they vehemently out of touch, but they are woefully unintelligent!

I think this kind of piece just causes people to get angrier because of the downright hypocrisy!

19 posted on 09/12/2009 5:22:11 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

NOW, NOW , CHILDREN!

IT’S NOT NICE TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT.

Just shut up and take what ever we force on you AND YOU BETTER LIKE IT!


20 posted on 09/12/2009 5:23:15 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

“We are headed down a very dangerous path....”

When Liberals refer to Conservatives as dumb asses and knuckle-draggers, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberals occupy the halls of congress and act out their hatred, contempt and disdain for the opposition, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberals embrace self-admitted communists, domestic terrorists and bring them near the levers of power, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberals behave like thugs, both in the streets and in the halls of government, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberal congressmen seeth with contempt for their constituents, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberal Democrats behave as if an election win is a coup d’etat, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberal DEmocrats refer to American Soldiers, who risk life and limb, as murdering terrorists, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberal Democrats seek to criminalize prior administrations, we are headed down a very dangerous path.

When Liberal Democrats hate the Second Amendment, we are headed down a very dangerous path....

IMHO


21 posted on 09/12/2009 5:23:40 AM PDT by ripley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Hey, Celeste, ask yourself why Republican Presidents can give a speech at exactly two major universities, Kansas State and Texas A&M, while abortion extremist Obama goes into Notre Dame like he owns the place?


22 posted on 09/12/2009 5:24:35 AM PDT by gusopol3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

The Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet off Cape Horn in South America. The waters can become violent and unpridictable as the two ocean try to find a common ground.

For well over 80 years (since the time of FDR) the polictical elite have been moving us towards the left while conservatives have been trying to slow that movement.

I believe what we are seeing today is the pendalum slowing just prior to it’s swing back towards the right.

The left had almost won, but there is now a build up of resistance. There is going to be conflict since the left never gives back what they have “won”.

They are demanding “civility” in public discourse as that will help them remain in power which is ironic since they have used civil disobediance to win many of their objectives in the past.

They will learn that change, like time, stops for no one.

The nation I grew up in no longer exist. Will we ever get back to where we were, no, as Thomas Wolfe said, “You can not go home again”, but perhaps we can blunt some of the worse changes that have occured over the past 80 years.


23 posted on 09/12/2009 5:25:00 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

How condescending.


24 posted on 09/12/2009 5:29:44 AM PDT by Nickname
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Don’t show any passion or anger. /sarcasm


25 posted on 09/12/2009 5:31:45 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Liberals feed on dead Senators and babies)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Not one freakin' word about the "need for civility" when the Democrats made nastiness, boorishness, rudeness, and name-calling their standard M.O. during the Bush years. Now they're insisting that conservatives "shut up and show civility."

To hell with them!


26 posted on 09/12/2009 5:34:42 AM PDT by behzinlea
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: behzinlea

Bingo! When this crap trailed after Bush everywhere he went, and from Dingy Harry when he called him a liar in front of press microphones, there was nothing wrong. Now it’s against the law or something to object.


27 posted on 09/12/2009 5:38:58 AM PDT by USNA74
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
• Attendees at a meeting with President Barack Obama carrying loaded guns and rifles.

YOU LIE!

28 posted on 09/12/2009 5:40:49 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Anger and incivility threaten to hijack this nation's public discourse.

Where has Ted Celeste been for the last 30 years?

29 posted on 09/12/2009 5:41:12 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

I noticed the paper printed the rep’s opinion in an editor w/o any opportunity to respond, is this typical for this paper?


30 posted on 09/12/2009 5:42:54 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iopscusa
I noticed the paper printed the rep’s opinion in an editor w/o any opportunity to respond, is this typical for this paper?

To my knowledge, yes. The online version of the paper just duplicates what is in the print version.

31 posted on 09/12/2009 5:45:23 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Perhaps it’s time town hall meetings were set up so that both sides get equal opportunities to state their case.

Sitting for half an hour listening to Democrats sell their tripe, and having questioners lined up with soft ball questions is not what is called fair.


32 posted on 09/12/2009 5:57:17 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
“I have to say that as an elected official, I am extremely frustrated that we have reached this point, and I want others to join me in saying that enough is enough. Let's take a timeout.”

Well Ted, as a fellow Buckeye, I too am extremely frustrated.
I have watched in outrage as your political party engaged in systematic destruction of the values that made our country great.

While there should always be room for healthy discussion of differences of opinion and open debate over the best course to take in seeking solutions to Americas problems, there is no open, honest debate when DemonRATs are involved.

Your party has evolved into a disgusting collaboration of Marxists, thieves and thugs that are dedicated only to seeking and maintaining power through whatever means available. You, and your associates have no moral compass, and as such your direction, and your actions are always geared toward solidifying your power and wealth.

I could begin listing the specific examples of your parties behavior to back up these statements, but I have no desire to write a novel. Suffice it to say that I believe in the freedoms our founding fathers envisioned when they helped form this nation. Their vision was a nation of great personal freedoms, governed by citizen representatives, not elite royalty.

The DemonRAT party has been behaving like conquering thieves, raiding our wealth and dictating ever broadening control over our lives. We are outraged, and we will not allow you to get away with it. Too bad that you don't like the “tone” of discussion. Change your agenda, or prepare for the consequences, but we will not be silenced.

33 posted on 09/12/2009 6:01:55 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Hey, Ted. Who said:

"If you want the next four years lookin' like the last eight, then I'm not your candidate. But if you want real change...then I need you. I need you to go out and talk to your friends, talk to your neighbors...I want you to argue with them, get in their faces...you guys are the ones who can make the change."*

Who said that, Mr Celeste? Do you think it's civil? Get in their faces? Is that the politics you favor?













*Candidate Barack Obama to supporters September, 2008

34 posted on 09/12/2009 6:03:44 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike

Democrats behave like bullies on the playground.


35 posted on 09/12/2009 6:07:02 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Why, we’re just following Dear Leader’s wisdom and advice...
“Get in their face”
“If they bring a knife, we bring a gun”
“Just sit down and shut up”


36 posted on 09/12/2009 6:10:56 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Where to start? Notice all of the incivility is on the conservative’s side.


37 posted on 09/12/2009 6:14:57 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Back in elementary school, when things got a little out of hand, the teacher would say we needed to take a timeout,

And that is exactly how Democrats view the American people. As children. In school. In a school they run.

Bad as that is, they are headed toward another and worse view: citizens as inmates and they as the wardens.

38 posted on 09/12/2009 6:19:48 AM PDT by Brugmansian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OpusatFR
This is rebellion because of the sheer disaster both sides have created.

This is the citizens telling those whom they have elected that the citizenry is taking the governance and the power back into their hands.


Over the past three administrations, the overwhelming majority of the political class, both Republican and Democratic have blatantly ignored the citizens who wanted secure borders, no amnesty, less immigration, no more laws and regulations based on political correctness and politicized 'science'.

Civil discourse had no impact. Choices at the ballot box were often a joke based upon what the political elite and their monied, globalist backers wanted. The MSM has obviously been bought and paid for.

The citizenry is desperately trying to be heard & regain power, sometimes using the tools that were used in the past to shut them up, and the citizenry is being 'uncivil'?
39 posted on 09/12/2009 6:20:23 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: All

Funny how the call for civility comes after they get control..


40 posted on 09/12/2009 6:20:47 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike; All

“” It feels a lot like elementary school right now in our political arena. “”

Pelosi, Reid, Obama, ACORN, SEIU

Yep, an elementary REFORM school!


41 posted on 09/12/2009 6:21:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: newnhdad

It’s OK to beat up black conservatives, and bite fingers off, though.


42 posted on 09/12/2009 6:22:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

If they are so concerned about “civility” they can start by having the President stop lying to the American people. People tend to get angry when they see their public servants lying to them


43 posted on 09/12/2009 6:27:07 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brugmansian
“During the Reign of Terror, at the height of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette's husband was deposed and the royal family was imprisoned. Marie Antoinette was tried, convicted of treason and executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793, nine months after her husband”.Great game plan on the part of REP. TED CELESTE. On a side note, I hope to see some “anger and incivility” this evening!! GO BUCKS !!
44 posted on 09/12/2009 6:34:11 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck (Page 73, Johnson, Navin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

Tell him what you think. district24@ohr.state.oh.us


45 posted on 09/12/2009 6:39:27 AM PDT by mirkwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

These idiots were amazingly silent when the Democrats and the MSM (excuse the redudancy) were trashing GWB. Is it possible that his comments are really just simple partisanship?


46 posted on 09/12/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT by Spok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

The press didn’t let out a peep of protest when dems booed President Bush.


47 posted on 09/12/2009 7:53:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN offers help to hide child sex slaves - and tells the MSM they're "performance artists"....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Hey Ted Celeste - have you got any outrage for ACORN advising people on how to cheat the government or how to hide 13 year old sex slaves as "dependents".

And Ted, did you boo President Bush? Most of your fellow "class acts" did - and did you turn away when Clinton used the force of government to go after private citizens? Did you object to Charlie Rangel cheating on his taxes? Or MSNBC showing the man at the tea party with a gun but only showing him from the back so no one could see he was BLACK - then having shills on TV refer to tea party people as racists trying to intimidate blacks.

HEY Ted - we don't have all the the MSM like you guys - and we don't have the money to "rent crowds" like you do. But we are free citizens of a free country and we a tired of taking dem lies - and not fighting back. Tune into Hannnity or Beck or Rush and see what the country is seeing. If you step out of your liberal bubble you might have your eyes opened. We do hate what you stand for, nut we're kind hard working people who love our country ... and we vote.

48 posted on 09/12/2009 8:02:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN offers help to hide child sex slaves - and tells the MSM they're "performance artists"....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye

This is tame compared to politics in the past. I swear it’s like these people have no idea of history before the 1970s.


49 posted on 09/12/2009 8:03:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Loyal Buckeye
Hey Ted Celeste - have you got any outrage for ACORN advising people on how to cheat the government or how to hide 13 year old sex slaves as "dependents".

And Ted, did you boo President Bush? Most of your fellow "class acts" did - and did you turn away when Clinton used the force of government to go after private citizens? Did you object to Charlie Rangel cheating on his taxes? Or MSNBC showing the man at the tea party with a gun but only showing him from the back so no one could see he was BLACK - then having shills on TV refer to tea party people as racists trying to intimidate blacks.

HEY Ted - we don't have all the the MSM like you guys - and we don't have the money to "rent crowds" like you do. But we are free citizens of a free country and we a tired of taking dem lies - and not fighting back. Tune into Hannnity or Beck or Rush and see what the country is seeing. If you step out of your liberal bubble you might have your eyes opened. We do hate what you stand for, Ted, but remember, we're kind hard working people who love our country ... and we vote.

50 posted on 09/12/2009 8:04:10 AM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN offers help to hide child sex slaves - and tells the MSM they're "performance artists"....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-60 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson