The other token Republican in the Obama Administration, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, has been sipping the Kool-ade again....
He has joined the rest of the rest of Obama’s sycophants in decrying the lack of civility in the way the opposition media deals with his boss’s policies. In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, Secretary LaHood lamented the "harsh discourse in Washington has probably reached an all-time high", He further stated that the blame for this came partly from "all of this trash talk about the process and about politicians 24/7" on cable television and talk radio”. What does he expect? Does he not understand the word “opposition”? Does he not grasp that the more conservative voices in this country are not simply going to be silent or polite as the Congress and the White House ram any old piece of legislative tripe down our collective throats?
What is amazing to me is that we are even having this conversation at all. The administration and the Congress have brought all this on themselves by their actions with Cap and Trade and the Obamacare Health care bills that they have put on the table. The attempt to ramrod these budget busting, job-killing, and economically unsustainable bill through has brought down hell and furry on their collective heads, and they deserve every syllable and ounce of vitriol that has been blasted at them. He also included remarks about cable TV news shows, LaHood stated, "Look, you know as well as I do that there's not enough news for 24 hours, so what happens is that these channels keep repeating politicians yelling at one another or people that are all exercised, and that gets people all revved up”. He continued the “...it also gives the idea that maybe these politicians don't know what they're doing."
The problem with Mr. LaHood is that he is too concerned about “getting along” and not doing the right thing. People need to get exercised, get focused and get vocal to oppose that which is destructive to the nation as a whole. We are in debt many TRILLIONS of dollars to governments that are not friendly to our interests such as Communist China and the Oil Kingdoms of the Persian Gulf. They hold the mortgage to our collective futures and we all need to get angry and exercised at the continued arrogance of the administration and this Congress in trying to sell us on a plan that will lead to greater debt and spending, more government bureaucracy as well as lead to the potential nationalization of the health care delivery system of this nation.
If Mr. LaHood wants to be concerned about incivility, he has only to look at the people he works for in the White House. These are the same people who play the race card against those who object to the policies of the first black President, labeling them as racists.
As a person who has been married to a person of another race and has a bi-racial child, for whom I am very proud, I resent the administration and their supporters for the tone and substance of their partisanship. What they say and do is based on defending the cult of personality of Obama where the conservative media is concerned with the actual policies and personnel that are making those policies.
I think Mr. LaHood needs to do his job as Transportation Secretary, and stay out of the larger conversation. He obviously just doesn’t understand the vast majority of people really don’t want what his boss and his cronies are selling.
He needs to get a clue and maybe start drinking tea instead of Kool-ade...