But then Rush says he's just as depressed as the rest of us out here and it's hard to come in to work.
Um, hello? I don't really want to listen to you then, partner.
This has been much the same attitude with conservatives concerned about the conditions in the country today.
One hopes there will be a good showing next Tuesday at the Tea Party protest in DC, which would be a healthy sign for those who oppose Obama's policies and fascist attitude.
The next goal is to get solid conservatives elected next year. Right now, it's only a few Tea Party House members holding the line against this lawless Chicago brand administration.
Winnable races. Viable candidates.
Admittedly it's pretty bleak right now; the idea that our government itself breaks the law by wiretapping Verizon phone lines is both appalling and frightening.
And it's pretty absurd that the feds can track our every movement, harass Tea Partiers and presidential critics and yet not be able to track down the illegal aliens "hiding in the shadows."
It's also absurd that all these extreme measures are taken against American citizens and yet when warned by the Russian government about the nefarious attentions of the Boston bombers, the feds did nothing.
But that the feds haul out the old "if we can stop/save one _____, then we have to ___!" line to justify just about anything they want to do, regardless the consequences to all Americans. Overreach? Let me snicker.
It's inevitable that, with all this personal information available, that information will be abused by government. We need to fight it.
Peggy Noonan (she who was part of the initial Obama shmooze campaign) says it precisely at her WSJ blog:
2. There is no way a government in the age of metadata, with the growing capacity to listen, trace, tap, track and read, will not eventually, and even in time systematically, use that power wrongly, maliciously, illegally and in areas for which the intelligence gathering was never intended. People are right to fear that the government’s surveillance power will be abused. It will be. There are many reasons for this, but the primary one is that humans are and will be in charge of it, and humans have shown throughout history a bit of a tendency to play every trick and bend and break laws.
“If men were angels,” as James Madison wrote, limits, checks, balances and specifically protected rights would not be necessary. But they aren’t angels. Add to all this simple human mistakes, innocent and not, and misjudgments. And add to that sheer human craziness, partisan lust, political mischief of all sorts. In the Clinton White House there was a guy named Craig Livingstone who amused himself reading aloud the confidential FBI files of prominent Republicans. The files—hundreds of them—were improperly secured and disseminated. Imagine Craig Livingstone at the National Security Agency. Imagine Lois Lerner.
So if we have and develop a massive surveillance state, it will be abused. And that abuse will, down the road, do damage not only to individuals but, quite probably, to the nation’s morale, to its very vision of itself.This country has weathered tremendous obstacles, not the least of which was an internecine war which took more lives than any other war we've fought and tore even families apart. And we enjoyed the peaceful Post WW2 prosperity.
But now is the time to fight for the best place on earth; we will survive Barack Hussein Obama.
The bad news is that story after story, scandal after scandal reveal the depravity of this group of liars, cheaters and criminals.
The good news is that these people are exposing themselves for what they are: eager hypocrites wanting to snoop on and control the lives of others.
We just don't have to be party to it.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8, NIV