Saturday, August 08, 2009

Freedom of Speech


The above violation of Norman Rockwell's Freedom of Speech was Night Writer's idea. I just did the scribbling. Call it Freedom of Speech With Karen Miracle of the East Hillsborough County Democratic Club.

Karen was the woman who pushed the face of an Obamacare opponent who was arguing with her husband. Perhaps she feels she had the right to get physical, seeing as her president said:
"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."

So, um, just who is Obama talking about? Me? You? Just anyone who has a problem with his health care plan? Are we the ones who "created this mess"? No, we're users of the health care system. And many of us would like to see changes, but not necessarily the changes Obama envisions.

Maybe the Visionary in Chief isn't quite the genius some claim. Is "shut-up" his best argument? Perhaps he thinks the debate will be won by packing town-hall meetings with union thugs, who can bar the doors, then sit nodding approvingly as congresspeople read Democrat talking points. If so, he must have a pretty low opinion of the common man.