Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer today published their latest surreal editorial claiming that town hall protesters, the vast majority of which are concerned seniors and others concerned about out-of-control government spending, are "un-American." Aren't these the same Democrats that, during the the Bush Administration, vocally exclaimed Thomas Jefferson's contention that "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism?"
I find this ironic when just this week, Kenneth Gladney, an African-American concerned with the spiraling national debt and surge in government intrusion into the private lives of Americans, was physically attacked and called racial slurs by "patriotic" members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) when he was handing out "Don't Tread On Me" flags and buttons at a town hall meeting held by his congressman, Representative Russ Carnahan. Yes, the SEIU; the largest union of "patriotic" dissenters during the last Republican administration.
What has this world come to when our national leaders seek to convince us that their obvious deceptions warrant more trust than our own common sense and good nature as Americans? Is this what President Obama meant when he said that liberal groups should "Punch back twice as hard?"