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A liberal filled with terror. "A Mean Spirited America"
MSNBC News ^ | May 2 2003 | Jill Nelson

Posted on 05/07/2003 5:57:48 PM PDT by wpetty19

LIVING IN FEAR I feel far more vulnerable and frightened than I ever have in my 50 years on the planet. It is the United States government I am afraid of.

Meanwhile, here in our great democracy, Americans go along with the program or remain silent, too afraid of the Muslim bogeymen thousands of miles away to recognize the Christian ones in our midst. Fearful that we will be verbally attacked, or shunned, or lose our livelihoods if we dare question the meanness that characterizes our government and, increasingly, defines our national character. I do not feel safer now than I did six, or 12, or 24 months ago. In fact, I feel far more vulnerable and frightened than I ever have in my 50 years on the planet. It is the United States government I am afraid of. In less than two years the Bush administration has used the attacks of 9/11 to manipulate our fear of terrorism and desire for revenge into a blank check to blatantly pursue imperialist objectives internationally and to begin the rollback of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and most of the advances of the 20th century.

RECIPE FOR CHANGE It is none too early to begin organizing for the 2004 elections. Each of us must take a hard look at the changes that have been wrought by this administration internationally and domestically and ask ourselves: Is this the democracy we cherish? We must hold our elected officials accountable and make them take a stand against what increasingly looks like fascism. If they will not, we must vote them out of office.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushfearterror
This column would have been a lot of fun to read if the reality wasn’t so sad.. What Ms. Nelson says she believes is so threatening to this nation is in reality t the number one job of the government according to the constitution. To protect this nation …, both foreign and domestic. I believe her true fear is that this administration has done more for this nation’s security in two years, (both foreign and domestic) than 40 years of liberal foolishness and that the American public is becoming aware of this as well. Therefore, Democrat policy and the Liberal utopian dream are not resonating anymore, and are being exposed as useless feel good rhetoric. When President Reagan won the cold war and brought down the Berlin wall, liberal Democrats gave credit to the Soviets and wrote off President Reagan as a bumbling fool that was in office at the right time. Now that President Bush is winning the war on terror with the same conviction and methods used by President Reagan (using military strength instead of U.N. insignificance) it is much harder if not impossible for the liberal democrats to give the credit to something other than conservative ideals. Democrats have a low opinion of the American people anyway, but to think that America will not connect the dots on the two victories is delusional. The other great Reagan legacy, was the tax cuts and the record economic boom that resulted. If President Bush passes his tax cuts and the same or greater boom is a result, what is left for the liberals to demagogue and how would their credibility suffer? My stomach would hurt and I would be filled with terror as well if the prospect of spending the rest of my life was to witness the complete collapse and rejection of the liberal ideals I spent my life supporting.
1 posted on 05/07/2003 5:57:49 PM PDT by wpetty19
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To: wpetty19
Michael Medved made mincemeat of this woman on today's show.
2 posted on 05/07/2003 6:02:15 PM PDT by Inkie
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To: wpetty19
All the liberals are cowering in fear inside their Lexus SUV's or rent controlled pre-war apartments on Central Park West, knowing that the Christian Fascist robots of Bush and Ashcroft are on the march. Only Kofi Annan and Jacques Chirac can save them. Oh the humanity. Why is this happening?
3 posted on 05/07/2003 6:06:00 PM PDT by Argus
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To: wpetty19
"too afraid of the Muslim bogeymen thousands of miles away to recognize the Christian ones in our midst."

FReepers, let's all play "find the bigot".

4 posted on 05/07/2003 6:11:00 PM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: wpetty19
I feel more comfortable living on the earth than on a planet.
5 posted on 05/07/2003 6:13:03 PM PDT by ricpic
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To: wpetty19
I do not feel safer now than I did six, or 12, or 24 months ago.

If I have anything to say about, you shouldn't.

6 posted on 05/07/2003 6:13:33 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Argus
Just to add to their paranoia, I have the following window sign posted on the back of my Suburban:

HOLD LIBERALS ACCOUNTABLE

Deep down inside, they know they've got a lot to answer for.

7 posted on 05/07/2003 6:14:04 PM PDT by Noumenon (Don't immanentize the eschaton!)
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To: wpetty19
BOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOOO
8 posted on 05/07/2003 6:14:28 PM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: wpetty19
Do they still publish Robert Crumb comics or is she just constantly re-reading the old ones?
9 posted on 05/07/2003 6:17:34 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: wpetty19
Meanness? Meanness?! How old is this woman, ten, twelve?
10 posted on 05/07/2003 6:18:17 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: wpetty19
They could harmonous with Lennon's "Imagine".

They need to read "Commanding Heights" by Pulitzer prize winning author, Daniel Yergin, which offers extensive research into what has and has not worked around the world economically, since the Great Depression. Unquestionably "Reaganism" and "Thatcherism" were by far the most successful economic models followed.

As a country needs police to prevent chaos so does the world. The UN proved to be too riddled in corruption to act in that capacity. The US is the only force mighty enough to be able take on that role. See what being kind does... Clinton's soft hand help nurture 100,000 very cute troops in Afghanistan to be able to attack America. "Oh Mr Bush your just too tough!" :) They need to wake up.
11 posted on 05/07/2003 6:21:32 PM PDT by Gabrielle Reilly
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To Ms. Jill Nelson: If You can't stand this Free Country that we live in, please leave and fight on the side of our enemies!!!! I will gladly fight you on the battlefield!!!!
12 posted on 05/07/2003 6:22:03 PM PDT by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: wpetty19
This socialist's commentary is the best kind of evidence that something is going right in America. It's been a long time coming, but 70 years of socialist domination over the intellectual, political, and ethical direction of our culture is definitely being challenged. The facism charge is hauled out by the left every time a Republican is elected. The fact is they are the National Socialists in our midst.
13 posted on 05/07/2003 6:28:04 PM PDT by Faraday
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To: wpetty19
Great heavens! I've been fooled all this time but Jilly's saved me and now the scales are fallen from my eyes! Here I thought that it was guys with Kalashnikovs and Semtex running airliners into buildings that were endangering me, but no. It was those Christians all along! To think I once thought Mother Teresa was a nice person...well, I want to tell you, they better watch out, those guys with the white shirts on the bikes, the ones leaving the pamphlets on my doorstep, the ones who smile and say "God bless you," and give stuff to the poor and all that - it's nothing but a disguise! Those people are TERRORISTS!!

Well, I'm awful glad Jilly set me straight...

14 posted on 05/07/2003 6:36:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Noumenon
Worth a bump, for sure. How 'ya doin'? How's Id-i-ho?


15 posted on 05/07/2003 6:36:58 PM PDT by Coyote (the opposite of RIGHT is NOT left....it's WRONG!)
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To: wpetty19
Hey jill...bite me.

Welcome wpetty...how'd you sign up tommorrow?

FMCDH

16 posted on 05/07/2003 6:56:53 PM PDT by nothingnew
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To: wpetty19
Meanness? Read the story about the leftist students and faculty at University of Georgia law school trying to get Justice Thomas uninvited as commencement because he's "unworthy," then tell me who's "mean."
17 posted on 05/07/2003 7:06:34 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: wpetty19

Muslim Bogeymen? They look pretty real to me.

This looks pretty real, too.

18 posted on 05/07/2003 7:19:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((For Leftists, insanity is destiny)))
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To: Constantine XIII
Hahahaha. My personal favorite is "hurtful". In my mind's eye I picure anyone actually using that word stamping their little feet like a three year old having tantrum.
19 posted on 05/07/2003 7:58:53 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: wpetty19
Americans go along with the program or remain silent, too afraid of the Muslim bogeymen thousands of miles away to recognize the Christian ones in our midst.

I guess she would be terrified reading the writings of our founding fathers where her freedoms come from.

20 posted on 05/07/2003 8:19:41 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: wpetty19
Jill Nelson is whimpering and cowering in the shadows? Great, for it only means liberals have lost their ability to convince Americans to hate their own country. After the triumph in Iraq, its hard to argue with success. And that fact has caused liberals to become completely unhinged. Its fun to watch libs like Nelson wail how they're losing the country. They got that right.
21 posted on 05/07/2003 8:24:52 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Irene Adler
A la those terrible fascists, G.W Bush and John Ashcroft. Its time to spin The Christian Fundamentalists Are Taking Over America tune!
22 posted on 05/07/2003 8:27:07 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: IronJack
To tell you the truth, after 2001 and even moreso after the past year's election, I've felt like this country's future is brighter than never before. This is country is getting safer by the day and for what its worth, its heading on the right track.
23 posted on 05/07/2003 8:29:34 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Constantine XIII
A liberal little girl who never grew up.
24 posted on 05/07/2003 8:30:33 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Willard White Speaking
If Nelson thinks America looks ugly, I invite her to move to Cuba.
26 posted on 05/07/2003 8:34:54 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: wpetty19
Liberals aren't filled with terror often enough. When they finally learn just how strongly real American's hate them and their politics, maybe they will learn true terror.

Not one to advocate violence against the insane, I have heard of some who are purchasing good rope in bulk lots. I doubt it's for rigging sails......
27 posted on 05/07/2003 8:35:19 PM PDT by Rasputin_TheMadMonk (Yes I am a bastard, but I'm a free, white, gun owning bastard. Just ask my exwife.)
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To: Inkie
". . .too afraid of the Muslim bogeymen thousands of miles away to recognize the Christian ones in our midst. "

. . .don't think it was men from the YMCA that were responsible for September 11th (et al. . .). . .or maybe I am just uninformed. . .

28 posted on 05/08/2003 6:14:37 AM PDT by cricket
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To: wpetty19
What I find particuarly disgusting in this rant and others like it is the fact that these same people were absolutely silent about Waco and Ruby Ridge. The criminality of bj's government was totaly invisible to them.

I too, and I think many others here at FR, have a concern about an over-powerful Fed Gov. and we should remian vigelent regardless of the administration, but this 'fear" that is becoming a common whine from the left is absurd and hyprocritical.

29 posted on 05/08/2003 6:22:19 AM PDT by Pietro
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