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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Democratic Disdain for Americans

The level of disdain for the American people demonstrated by our (big D) Democratic leadership is so astonishing it staggers the imagination. It's as subtle as a sledgehammer. From Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks about the smell of Americans as he passed them in the Halls of Congress to his most recent comments about conservative people of Spanish heritage. (I despise the term Hispanic and will try very hard to use an alternative.) House Speakers Nancy Pelosi who got a minimum-wage waiver for a constituent with a factory in American Samoa so dark-skinned islanders could be paid less than minimum wage. And finally the Obama's who prefer, it seems, to act and be treated like celebrities instead of serious people responsible for our nation's well-being. People who would rather be traveling than greet visitors to the White House. Talk show appearances seem more important than press conferences to this President. Exercise and golf are more important than honoring our dead or celebrating our country's important historic events. A man for whom hob-knobbing with Tiger Woods or Paul McCartney is more important than talking to Mr. John Smith or Ms. Jane Doe. The first ladies love for the extravagant needs no further explanation. It speaks for itself loudly. America needs a change.