“An Angry Republican”

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I recently had someone accuse me of sounding like an “angry Republican.” As a result,  I have decided to write a response to this accusation and set the record straight!

Let’s get one thing clear….. I don’t consider myself a republican, a tea partier, or a libertarian. What I do know is that I am NOT  a racist or a flat-earther or a bigot or a terrorist, as the President of the United States has described me. I am a concerned American that believes in our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, the rule of law, the free enterprise system, a days pay for a hard days work, the three arms of government that were put into effect to keep any one from taking too much control, a valid and honest voting booth, a free press that actually reports the facts and not just political rhetoric, the sovereignty of our borders, the compassion, ingenuity and exceptionalism of the American people, who make up a country considered the melting pot and envy of the world.

 

If you still want to call me an angry republican, that is your right, because of course you have been given free speech by the blood of our Veterans, who lost their lives so you can speak your mind.

 

But, the truth is, YOU would be an angry American if you had a clue about what is really going on in this country today.  You do not have to be a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, a Libertarian or any other party you might happen to follow, to recognize that we are being fundamentally changed, against our will, by an administration who chooses not to follow the rule of law, who ignores the very Constitution and Bill of Rights that this country was founded on, and who stands up everyday and LIES to the American people.

 

Now, I am sure I have graduated from “angry Republican” to just plain “politically incorrect.” And guess what? If you did just call me “UN PC”, then you are probably part of the problem.

 

You might be one of those people who listen to the nightly news on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, or maybe even one who thinks Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are actually “real” news people and couldn’t possibly have an agenda.  You then sit back with a smug smile thinking you are informed, and even got a good laugh while getting your daily dose of the “real” news.

 

When you read facts reported by anyone in the know, because they actually do hours and hours  of research, you can smugly call them “Angry Republicans,” while you bask in your own ignorance.

 

Wake up, open your eyes and watch as the Liberal left led by their king and savior, Barack Obama, take away your rights one at a time, while you are being promised that ,

 

“This is the most transparent government in the history of the United States and that the world is less violent than it has ever been, it is healthier than it has ever been and it is more educated, better fed and more tolerant than it has ever been. That generations from now, we will all be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.” – Barack Obama

 

And if you are truly informed and still believe that, then Barack Obama IS the savior and I am just an Angry Republican!!

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on ““An Angry Republican”

  1. John Mellor says:

    Actually, Leigh, I made the “accusation that you sounded like an angry Republican, and it was not at all based on the “facts [you] have researched and written in … [your] blog,” but on the tone of the articles.

    I am also a concerned American who believes in the rights enshrined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I also believe in the rule of law and the free enterprise system, and I also believe in a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay. I also support our system of government, and I appreciate the characteristics of the American people. I would not say that America is the envy of the world, however. But to appreciate that, you’d have to listen to people from outside America.

    Our right of free speech is enshrined in the Constitution, however, and has little to do with our veterans. This is not to take away the sacrifices our veterans have made, however, but it has nothing to do with the point at hand. These are the kind of comments that politicians make to grab votes.

    I’m pretty well read and think I can honestly say there are few people who get their news from as many news sources as I, and I do think I have somewhat of an idea of what’s going on inside America today. However, many of the criticisms you lay at President Obama’s feet could be equally applied to the previous Bush administration. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of this president, but primarily because he has wholeheartedly failed to follow through on some of his promises to correct the wrongs inflicted on us by the previous administration, such as closing Guantanamo, reining in the NSA, and bringing more transparency to the White House.

    From your comment, it would seem that anyone who gets their news from ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, etc., doesn’t have a clue as to what’s going on in the world. So, I guess that if I only watch Fox News (recently characterized by a major international newspaper as “brash, bombastic and biased”) I might be considered properly informed? I do like Jon Stewart, though. He sticks pretty much to the facts and presents things in a really funny way.

    With respect to basking in my own ignorance, I’m afraid you can’t tar me with that brush. And, again, I didn’t refer to you as an angry Republican. I said you sounded like an angry Republican. In your rebuttal, you behave exactly like one by referring to the liberal left. Read the Constitution again, the sum and substance of which is that people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don’t interfere with the lives of others, which is the definition of a Liberal if ever there was one.

    • David Altschul says:

      Your “read the Constitution again” validates my initial reaction, that you project your own anger-management issues onto others. Your comments about the Bush regime may be compared to this: “Your honor, you can’t convict me of murder, grand theft, dereliction of duty, fraud, and treason at this address, because in 2008 there was guy running 3-card Monte here.” Let’s cut to the chase: “You sound like an angry Republican” is name-calling, or , if you wish to be technical, it’s “ad hominem nonsense, adding nothing but your animus, and doing nothing to enhance understanding or craft solutions. In fact, “you sound like an angry Republican” could be precisely the variety of “epithets or personal abuse” that the US Supreme Court found outside the pale of protected speech. ( CANTWELL v. CONNECTICUT, 310 U.S. 296, 309 -310)

    • Brad says:

      However, many of the criticisms you lay at President Obama’s feet could be equally applied to the previous Bush administration. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of this president, but primarily because he has wholeheartedly failed to follow through on some of his promises to correct the wrongs inflicted on us by the previous administration, such as closing Guantanamo, reining in the NSA, and bringing more transparency to the White House.

      John, for many of us conservatives, it’s not an either/or thing. Bush spent too much money. He expanded the Federal government including adding another costly entitlement (Medicare, Part D).

      These types of ills were not just expanded by Obama but were of a different kind. Although it is clear that George W. Bush was a “Progressive” type of Republican, he was not a Marxist as Obama is. And that is an ideology you need to go outside the mainstream media in order to understand.

      In order to understand our illegal alien problem, for instance, you must first understand that it has been indoctrinated into many that the very idea of a sovereign border just isn’t “fair.” This whole immigration thing is just more community organizer stuff from our Marxist in Chief. Such types are more than happy to overrun our country with illegal aliens. And not for love of illegal aliens but for hatred of their own country and its people. As Chris Hitchens once admitted about his time in England with the hardcore Left, they weren’t for immigration because of love of Muslims. They did it because they hated the English.

      One needs to understand this basic element of the politics and not the mask they wear. Unless you understand what animates Obama (or Bush, for that matter), it will be difficult to find a remedy for them — and to vote better people into office.

      And why would closing Guantanamo be a central issue? Only a partisan Leftist (or Paulbot) could ever conceive of unleashing those thugs upon us. We’re at war. That’s the reality. And one must give Obama some grudging credit that, having reviewed the situation, even he understood that there was a need for Guantanamo.

      As for anyone being “an angry Republican,” what the heck is wrong with someone being angry? There are things (including the NSA, the FBI, and the illegal alien situation, not to mention our national debt) to be quite angry over.

  2. Gale says:

    Well said! Each of us should be tired of being told to ‘settle down and move on, there is nothing to see here!’ Your perspective is spot on and it is time to share this far and wide. Well, I guess it’s time to head to another fund raiser…er, what’s that you say, there is ‘trouble somewhere in America.’ Impossible, it must be just another extremist, angry Republican. Sad, so sad. :-(

  3. L says:

    Leigh, this hits the nail on the head! I agree completely with everything you have said but unfortunately, those who need to read this article, will never read it. The recent decision by the supreme court concerning Hobby Lobby has caused a deluge of comments by the liberals on facebook. Most of the comments are based on lies the left has promoted to mislead readers.

  4. David Altschul says:

    (Referring to your accusers here: ) People who have SuperGlued their ideology to their emotional identity become cognitively impaired from integrating data about the emperor’s nakedness. Because such data gets experienced as a frontal assault on their psychological survival, they must delegitimize and denigrate EVERYONE (including you) who traffics in inconvenient truths…and on the side-issue of anger, As Craig Wiseman wrote in a different context, “the only thing that matters is what you do with it.” Rock on.

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