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.
It’s going to get a whole lot uglier when the Pubies win big in 2010. I see an Impeachment of Zero coming round the bend.
Americans are an ornery bunch...thank God!!!
It’s all Bush’s fault.........
Hey,hey,farmer Gray, haul another load away!
Americans don’t like communism. Period.
Obama and the dems are communists...
or maybe if McClatchy, the rest of the SRM and the government were being honest and scientific about CO2, we'd have a bit more trust and respect for them.
” Why is it that non-partisanship is only supposed to be shown by conservatives, but never by libs? “
From the Liberal Lexicon...
“Compromise” = I get my way
“Bipartisan” = I get my way and you tell me how wonderful my way is
“Nonpartisan” = There ain’t no such animal
“Its going to get a whole lot uglier when the Pubies win big in 2010”
I bought another 500 rounds yesterday.
“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.”
Part of the problem is that we don’t really have a national identity anymore. ‘Nationalism’ has become defined in the most negative sense, and patriotism equated with being an uninformed or uneducated ‘flag waver’ who doesn’t understand the ‘worldly’ nuances as defined by journalists, politicians, and academics.
We’ve had lots of shifts in demographics, and we’ve taken the ‘melt’ out of melting pot. So people feel like they are losing their country because it isn’t familiar to them anymore. The democrat supported tactic of pushing the immigration of those who are most likely to vote democrat has contributed significantly to the shifting demographics, and ultimately is highly destructive to the nation.
Lawn greening material.
We need to counter the Obama symbol with the hammer and sickle sign of the Soviet Union with his face around it!
The only color in this administration is COMMIE RED!
I rarely read articles of this ilk anymore. What is apparent from my vantage point is the creeping power of the Federal, State, and Local governments since WWII. Uncle has his snoot into everything. Uncle has a say in the design of gas cans so now it is virtually impossible to use them in many applications. Uncle controls the pestacides that one may use on your garden and in you orchard for food exclusively for your own use. The have reached a level where they are no longer effective. Consequently, you loose your vegetables and fruit to Japanese beetles and to bees and other insects. Your labor is lost. Three to five million children die per year from malaria (a particularly horrible way to die) because we won’t spray with DDT (so some raptors won’t lay thin eggs!!).
We have seen the center of our major cities decay away, our heavy industries (with their jobs) move offshore (to countries that have nuclear armed MIRVed ICBMs aimed at the continental US), and our public morals debased to the point where TV and most music is not suitable for a reasonable person. We have seen instances of corruption on all levels go with no effective reprimands (legal or morally). We kill (some say murder) millions of unborn (mostly black) babies annually supported by public funds yet evening praying outside one of the murder factories nets a jail sentence. We have seen the Federal government take over and control major American corporations. How long will we let this continue in the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Those who were shocked at President Obama's cheap shot at the Cambridge police for being "stupid" in arresting Henry Louis Gates must have been among those who let their wishes prevail over the obvious implications of Obama's 20 years of association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Anyone who can believe that Obama did not understand what the racist rants of Jeremiah Wright meant can believe anything.
When half the country tries to enslave the other half, is it really surprising half the country is angry?
“We need to counter the Obama symbol with the hammer and sickle sign of the Soviet Union with his face around it!”
I agree. The Kenyan is setting up a communist government, not fascist. America will be the Kenyan’s Animal Farm
I wish we could get Fox to run the various versions of Animal Farm. Light bulbs would go off.
We are still in the quiet before the storm. All hell is going to break loose.
That has a nice ring to it. Permission to use in lieu of BHO.
Go for it...
Thanks, I think I will
The writer at this state media outlet might want to consider the implications of that.
“According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. snip
In a new chapter written for the revised edition, he traces the role of Christian Identity figures in the dramatic events of the first half of the 1990s, from the Oklahoma City bombing and the rise of the militia movement to the Freemen standoff in Montana. Barkun also explores the government's evolving response to these challenges to the legitimacy of the state.
In other words, the Liberal professor equates religiousness, conservatism and Anti Obamanationalism with being RACIST.
Ad Hominem attacks from leftist asshats only reinforce and validate my position that they are in the indefensible position of being wrong 100% of the time on every issue.
When they can't defend their position on facts and truth, they make up facts and attack and seek to destroy “the other side”.
Liberals will do anything to gain and maintain power, including consorting with the enemy. This is a well documented and recurring theme. In a fair and just society those politicians would be hanged for treason.
When Rupublicans tried to immitate Democrats it was the beginning of the end. Now, DEmocrats can project upon Rupublicans and Conservatives that which is their exclusive psychosis; “love for humanity” and the earth, a la
(To blazes with that idiotic phrase, “compassionate conservatism”. Conservatism IS compassionate!)
Communism and Fascism are different faces of the same coin. The fundamental difference is Commies want to OWN everything, Fascists merely want to control everything while leaving it held in private hands.
Thus The 0 regime has demonstrated it is more fascist then communist in outlook.
Obama wants to immediately and absolutely crush us with so much debt, regulation and control of our lives that there will NEVER be any turning back. The complete and irreversible loss of our country is what scares us to death. The skin color of the tyrnat in the office doesn’t matter one whit.
Let’s see here: an interminable recession with record unemployment, a national debt that will destroy prosperity for a generation or two, huge new government initiatives and outright power grabs that voters didn’t even want. Yeah, I just don’t understand why everybody’s so grouchy.
We're rebelling against the CommuFascist minority rule that is taking our freedoms away. Led by an African-anti-American President, the boisterous minority, aided by a one sided Marxist MEM, are muffling dissent and trying to "transform" our beloved country to a third world hell hole in no time.
This anger will not subside unless 0b0zo and his Czars turn 180 degrees. This wishful thinking on my part is only that. Historically, Marxists, Fascists and dictators never retreat an inch. They have to be resoundly defeatd, removed and OUTLAWED.
A free country can't afford to extend its freedoms to its enemies. Case in point, Mirandaizing terrorists is giving them a license to carry on without fear of retribution.
Last but not least, the attack on the CIA ordered by an illegitimate president galls us. So far, the CIA is cowering and not leaking info to expose personnel in The Administration.
I can go on and on, but a comparison to the "dissent" and CIA/FBI leaks against the Bush administration are too numerous and well known to repeat.
I see the McClatchy journo who wrote this lame piece included the latest agitprop from the Southern Poverty Law Center about militias. Funny how the libs can’t resist working that one in. It’s like when the neighbors finally take their Christmas tree to the curb in April and all the birds have strands of tinsel woven into their nests.
“Thus The 0 regime has demonstrated it is more fascist then communist in outlook”
Good point. But I don’t think so. The Kenyan just hasn’t gotten around to seizing every business sector yet.
The outline is clear. Following the Hugo Chavez model, the Kenyan will swallow them one at a a time. DeathCare is a big gulp.
And this force was launched by the Swimmer in 1966. May he rot in hell.