Gotta hand it to ClownHall's Erika Johnsen for taking a risk. Whenever someone from the motherlode of dumb paleo-conservative websites quotes real news from real sources, they take a risk that one of their readers may actually read the material and jump ship before it flushes down its twirly toilet.
But she knows her audience. They are not passengers on the shi*; they ARE the shi*.
And her article on the Day of Rage (a large protest against business meddling in the people's interest that took place in NYC but was underreported because it's not labeled "Tea Party", or "Sarah Palin" or "scary looking Muslim") is the quintessence of the dumbness of political games. She quotes a lengthy passage on the Day of Rage from the IBTimes, quoting the phrase where they are crowd-sourcing their specific agenda. And that they're anti-corporate-interest, and largely anti-capitalist.
Abruptly, she forgets what she wrote, throws up into her lunch bucket, and gets back to her bread and buttaball: Acting as if every librul wuz a Democrit:
Did none of these enlightened Day of Rage organizers happen to notice that Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, was an honored guest of President Obama's at his 'jobs' speech to the joint session of Congress?Yeah, that's kind of the point. I'm pretty darned sure they ALL figured that out.
Alas, Johnsen can't tell the difference between a socialist and a Democrat. Neither, apparently, can she tell the difference between unions and corporations. Or pina colatas and beer. Or beer and bears.
ftr, on its website, the DoR organizers proclaim that,
We have had enough.Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of special interests, patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life.
The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens.
Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.
Free and fair elections inspire good citizenship and public service, because they engage the intelligence and genuine good will of the American people.