Disagreement with Gov’t is not American and is not based on facts

Posted: 27th December 2009 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics

Well, my wife and I missed church this morning and happened upon NBC’s “Meet the Press” while flipping channels.

Among the guests today were Mayor Bloomberg, Newt Gingrich, and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.  I’ll admit I’m not familiar with her, but she had a very fancy title of something similar to “Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent.”

I was lying in bed and was still a little groggy from sleep, but anyway, I think she was discussing something about people following Palin around the country and coming out to see her and get their books signed, etc.  She then said something about the fact that she is seeing a big uprising of people who are mad at both Republicans and Democrats; she then mentioned the big turnouts of the “Tea Party” groups, and while discussing it she said things like these are movements that are not American, are not based on fact, and are occurring just because people are mad about the economy.

Like I said, I’m reciting this from memory and don’t have exact quotes yet, but this is just more of the same stuff that we’ve actually heard from Democrats in Congress and in the Obama administration.  Their tactic appears to be to suggest that if someone doesn’t agree with them, it’s because they are uneducated or misinformed, or at worst are neo-nazis and/or (insert other wild accusations here).

Unfortunately I changed the channel in disgust and didn’t get to see if anyone had the balls to rebut her empty-headed comments.

UPDATE – Well, with a little more searching I found the transcript here at the MSNBC site.  Here are her idiotic comments:

“But there’s an anger out there, and I have not seen it since my very first campaign, which was 1968 and George Wallace.  And that is the angry populism which is not fact-based, it’s just furious at everybody; angry at Democrats, at Republicans.  The tea party has higher numbers in our last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll than either of the other traditional parties.  And that is what I think this news cycle which you referred to is feeding into, and that is what does frighten me.  This spirit of America is so large and embracing, but there is an angry subtext because of economic dislocation that is very, very worrisome.”

So I guess she didn’t outright say this sentiment isn’t “un-American” like I thought I heard, but she did say it is “not fact-based” and is “frightening.”  She also refers to it as an “angry subtext,” which is just another attempt at minimizing the number of people who disagree with what is going on in America.  That’s fine though because the people who are dissatisfied with what is going on will get their chance to clarify their size and number in 2010.

And no, the host David Gregory only allowed another Democrat to comment after these statements by Andrea Mitchell, so of course there was no rebuttal.

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