Skip to comments.Time to Get Mad
Posted on 09/28/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Why aren't you mad as hell yet, America?
What will it take?
At home, unemployment is stuck above 8 percent. Twenty-three million are out of work. Millions of others have given up looking for jobs.
One American in six is on food stamps. Small businesses are terrified of Obamacare.
The economy ran out of gas four years ago and the president still thinks the only way to get it going again is to fill up the tank with trillions of dollars of debt and make successful people pay for the tow truck.
Overseas, we have a dead ambassador and three other dead Americans in Libya. Dozens of our embassies are being threatened by mobs.
Iran is building a nuke. Syria is mired in a bloody civil war. Egypt's new democracy is turning against us. And our Middle East policy -- if that's what it can be called -- is based on apologies and weakness.
Meanwhile, what does President "Eye Candy" do this week? He goes before the United Nations and can't bring himself to even mention the words "Islamic extremists." He's still blaming the attack on our Libyan embassy on a stupid film.
As the Middle East burns, Obama says he didn't have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu or other world leaders in New York City. Yet he had plenty of time to do the Letterman show and drop in to see Whoopi and the gals at "The View."
How much worse does it have to get before a majority of the American people wake up, throw open their windows and scream, "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take this crap anymore?"
In the movie "Network," news anchor Howard Beale said people first had to get mad before things would change.
So let's get mad, America, and change presidents. There are fewer than 1,000 hours between now and the election that can save us from four more years of Obamamisery.
Mitt Romney is the change we need -- and the only chance we have. But in their perverse way of thinking, the Obama Gang wants the American people to believe Romney is a bad guy for creating wealth and being a successful businessman.
Americans are supposed to be angry with Romney for paying "only" 14 percent in taxes or reducing his federal tax bite by giving $4 million to charity in 2011.
But there's no reason for the American people to be mad at Mitt. He's a good guy, a great American, and he's eminently qualified to repair the damage Obama has done to the country.
But if Mitt's going to win, he's got to have a Ronald Reagan moment.
My father turned his fortunes around in the 1980 New Hampshire primary after the moderator of a scheduled debate in Nashua ordered his microphone to be turned off.
My father's angry response -- "I'm paying for this microphone, Mr. Green" -- became a symbolic act that established his image, showed his strong character and led to a landslide win that knocked George H.W. Bush out of the presidential race.
Mitt Romney needs to have his own "Nashua Moment" -- and have it soon. A perfect time for it to happen would be next week (Wednesday, Oct. 3) in front of 50 or 60 million people during the first presidential debate.
Mitt needs to show us how angry he is at what Obama has done to America. He needs to show us he's as "mad as hell" and can't take it for another four years.
Come on, Mitt -- get as mad as the rest of us.
“Why aren’t you mad as hell yet, America?”
It’s pretty hard to maintain a perpetual state of outrage for years, it just takes too much energy. I think most people have just put their anger in a box marked “Do Not Open Until November, 2012” at this point.
The only problem is, your figures would look worse every few days, and it would be hard to keep up with the changing numbers. Next week it might be 19 trillion in debt, $6 gas, and 12 % unemployment,-—and so on.
I have never seen white voters as furious as they are now before this election. This fury is the hidden force in this election.
When they riot and they will, the takers and the media will only make us madder.
Uh... getting "mad as Hell and not going to take it anymore" would not likely lead to simply casting a ballot.
Because it's American Idol that REALLY matters most.
$16 trillion in debt $4 gas 8% unemployment
I like your idea! However, I'd change the order of the numbers, going from 4 to 8 to 16. That way we can say, "Those bad numbers keep getting bigger".
Oh, and speaking of $4 gas, isn't it amazing how silent the MSM is on that subject? When gas prices went up under Bush, every other story was about how badly it was hurting Americans.
The only thing that will make American mad is someone cutting their cable service. Bread and circuses.
Sure all this makes me mad. But I get volcanically furious to see the beloved Michael Reagan pen a list like this that omits the two foundational material problems that separately and together dwarf these items. How can someone construct a list of problems and leave out the main problems? This editorial was not worth writing and certainly not worth reading when it omits the two most vital and simultaneously the most ignored problems.
Everything Alan Keyes and Pat Buchanan have said has been erased. We are must be deaf or dumb.
This crippled list comes from inside the hermetically sealed bubble of the media, right and left. Anyone with common sense and a fragment of independence from the tube and paper bubble should see that our two real material problems are;
1) Our so-called free trade relations with China who intends to swallow us.
2) Our Open border.
Or to put it in even more foundational non-material language;
Our problem is that we have fallen out of love with ourselves, each other, our country, and our God. We have become Gehenna !