Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated catastrophic disasters if their legislation was not passed expeditiously.
Threatening dire consequences, they wielded their power to bribe and intimidate representatives to pass health care reform with unconstitutional mandates, regulations, taxes and fees, bailed out and took control of the auto industry, banks and financial institutions. And they are still spending, borrowing, printing money and setting the stage for an American version of the Greek tragedy that is unfolding in Europe.
During his campaign for the presidency, Senator Obama surmised when people “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them as a way to explain their frustrations.” Let’s not forget the Times Square would-be bomber Faisal Shahzad and the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hassan both owned guns and copies of the Koran.
Let’s hope the president is aware that “clingers” come in all denominations.