Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ejection from the game

In professional sports, when a player displays unsportsmanlike conduct or inappropriate behavior, there are penalties and possible ejection from the game. In an effort to preserve the integrity of the game, hefty fines and/or suspensions are levied. But in the game of politics, we’ve lowered the bar, if it even exists at all. When did inappropriate outbursts and discourse resulting in civil unrest become patriotic or the American way? It seems as though we expect more of our athletes than those elected to represent us in Congress. 

Many of these elected officials are up for election this November. Politicians that have fanned the flames of hate, racial tension and civil unrest among the likes of tea baggers through direct lies and misrepresentations should be penalized. The integrity of our electorate cannot continue to be compromised by those determined to take us backwards.

The penalty for these politicians must come from the ballot box. Political jockeying has already begun for the upcoming November elections. It’s time to make the call and eject those that have exemplified Un-American like conduct.
 




Comments

1. Ronald said...

The movement has begun.We cannot wait until after Labor Day.The election cycle is here.

2. Randy said...

Truth personified

3. Georgia said...

I Love this!

4. Ken said...

I agree with Ronald.Love what you do and MIP

5. kambui said...

The Party of No Brains has two things going for them: they are unified and they have guts. How else can you explain they way Capitol Hill has experienced gridlock?

On the other hand, the Party of No Guts is bursting at the seams with progressive ideas, but they tend to fight each other over which idea is best. This conflict makes them less unified.

The PONG's can learn something from the PONB's: simplify the messages and quickly confront bad policies/deeds head on...

song currently stuck in my head: "voodoo chile" - phil upchurch

6. Barry said...

Teabaggers, un-American? Is calling names all you have? Dissent was the highest form of patriotism before the last election, now it's "hate". I guess that nobody is allowed to have an opinion other that that of the Democratic party. What about of the incredible hate that was poured on Bush. Calls for his assination, pictures of him in the cross hairs. Get the log out of your own eye.
Actually, I agree with some of the goals of health care reform. I do not agree with the means.

7. kambui said...

Hey Barry, I am sure you are aware that the original "Tea Party" was formed against a backdrop of colonialism inclusive of "taxation without representation."

I am not aware of any Teabagger's vote being suppressed, and America is no longer a colony.

Reading and listening to the words of the Tea Party movement reminds me of the archived news articles I read which described the views of the Confederate states during the run-up to the Civil War. Scary stuff…

Ironically, the so-called “red states” have been the biggest recipients of government spending. Any analysis which compares entitlements to population density will prove this. Speaking of taxation, I am not aware of the typical Teabagger experiencing a tax increase created by the current Presidential administration, although most of them seem have that strange belief.

Teabaggers should voice their opinions. This is America, after all. It just seems to me the Teabaggers should try to have a stronger grasp of the facts surrounding their cause and the country they live in. Also, the Teabaggers’ apparent insensitivity to racial issues are a turn-off to many.

The political party that has chosen to pimp the anger of the Teabaggers in a desperate attempt to control Congress again knows full well that the Teabaggers are misinformed. But an ideological pimp does not have to be concerned with the education of others…

This link is an example of how misinformed the Teabaggers are:
http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/FrumForum-Tea-Party-Survey.pdf

We can find examples all week…

song currently stuck in my head: “children are the spirit of the world” – dee dee bridgewater

8. Jay Stewart said...

I don't have a problem with criticizing President Obama. President Obama understands that it comes with the job. However the level of hatred is just beyond the pale and I can't abide by.

9. John said...

Why were there no tax protests under Bush? Why are there no war protests under Obama? I'm not saying Libertarian is the answer, but I like it better than both parties.

10. Emery Cox said...

I agree. Politicians calling people raciest because they don't agree with them is wrong. We all wave differing opinions, and as Speaker Polosi said in 2006, dissent is the highest form of democracy. Whether you are a Tea Party member, or a member of Moveon.Org, you should have the right to voice your opinion without members of Congress degrading or demening you.

11. Steven said...

How about this people, maybe those who are against some of the proposals are actually voting the way their constituents WANT them too. Anyone ever think of that??? This happens everytime one party loses!!! Stop pointing at the other side. This is politics, and when the other party gains power they will be complaining about the current one in power. This is the way it has been for decades!!

12. Jarod said...

If you have never played the game ,you shouldn't try to officiate from the sidelines.There is no rule book and all is fair.

13. kambui said...

Steven, health care reform will likely go the way of Medicare and Social Security - the histories are highly similar. These days, you couldn't take away SSN without instigating a rebellion.

And this is what "the other side" knows.

So sure, it's politics. Maybe...

The rise in militia "chatter" over the Internet and discussion about secession is what really concerns me. The country has become more socially divided than ever, and rational discussion of facts has been cast aside by both parties.

This appears to be more than "politics" at play...

song currently stuck in my head: "leon, pt. 1 (live)" - alice coltrane

14. kiergen said...

Absolutely. Let's get Robert Byrd (D) former Clan Leader out of office. Lets get Harry Reid (who stated the president was successful because he didn't have a negro dialect)out of there. Lets get Nancy Pelosi, who's home town of San Francisco has priced minorities out of the housing market out of the speaker's chair. Great idea

15. Harmonylead said...

I heard your message on CNN while driving my car. I appreciate your comments as my husband is opposing Randy "Baby Killer" Neugebauer in November. Many voters in District 19 have been appalled by his comments.
http://www.istandwithandy.com/

16. Dickie said...

i agree with you... we need to kick out all of those who are acting as if they own the USA..when did the USA become a nation of "the good of the few out weighs the good of the man?"

17. Rogue said...

Maybe you should just stick to the music.

18. dazz said...

And when the Liberals get voted out of office this coming November, they will be the loudest to spew their "Hate-Speech." Why is it liberals think they are the only ones with the right to speak freely? Why do liberals continue to call them "teabaggers," knowing full well the real meaning of that word? As an independent voter, I believe that most of the vile speech I see and hear is coming from the left.



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