So if we dress like hippies, stop using deodorant and avoid bathing, you’ll pay attention?

UPDATED

The new liberal take on the scores of Americans showing up at town hall meetings and protests about health care reform is that those questioning the president’s plans are plants from insurance companies and are “too well dressed” to be genuine.

Today the Democratic National Committee began running this ad:

The crap this ad is spewing is enough to make anyone vomit. First, it portrays the tea party protesters as “angry mobs.” Second, it completely ignores the fact that Republicans were not in control during the last eight years — Democrats have had control of Congress since 2006. And we can’t forget that then-Sen. Obama voted for, and applauded, federal budgets.

And let’s just ignore the fact that the Democrats’ health care reforms are tanking in the polls. Those poll takers must be part of the angry mob, too.

Well, I’m proud to be part of the “mob,” especially if that means asking my elected officials questions, making sure they know I disagree with the direction they’re taking the country and standing for what I believe in.

Where was the DNC ad during the 2006 May Day immigration protests? Where they not “organized” using a “playbook?” Or does the criticism only apply to citizens who actually possess a legal right to vote?

Then there was my senator, Barbara Boxer, on “Hardball” last night.

Let me get this straight. Conservative protesters aren’t to be taken seriously because they dress well? If you’re wearing a tie, you’re part of mob?

And note that Boxer recounts her experience with well-dressed protesters — when she was asked by Al Gore to go to Florida as a proxy protester herself.

Talk about being out-of-touch.

Democrats are all for practicing democracy if you don’t speak English, can’t get a job and don’t know how to operate a shower. But if you’re employed, practice good hygiene and follow the law, you’re part of a “mob” hell-bent on hurting the president.

Barbara Boxer needs to be retired to San Francisco.

Tea party organizers take note: No showering a week before a protest, put away the razors and be sure to shop at a thrift store before showing up. Otherwise, Democrats want nothing to do with you.

UPDATE

So, how then do you dress for a protest?

Michelle Malkin has compiled a gallery of  “authentic” grass-roots activists. Of course, my favorite is the “less is more” selection.

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DNC ad: ‘I know you are,
but what am I?’

The Democrats have reverted to their natural state: Launching an attack ad straight out of the Pee-wee Herman school of debate. But just like Pee-wee, the ad peters out after the self-gratification.

No one denies that the spendthrift practices of the Bush era were appalling (and we can’t ignore the fact that for the last two years of the Bush presidency the Democrats controlled Congress).

But pointing out the doubling of the national debt during the last eight years is no excuse to increase federal spending by $1 trillion this year alone. It’s no excuse for members of Congress to indulge themselves by spending more than $1 billion for each hour they work.

It’s no excuse to then again double the national debt to 82 percent of the gross domestic product. It’s no excuse to spend an additional $4.8 trillion more than the government takes in during the next 10 years, bringing total deficit spending to $9.3 trillion.

Yes, government spending was out of control during the Bush administration. That doesn’t justify continuing the practice.

Consider that when you combine the spending in the stimulus package and the increases in the Democrats’ budget, the budgets or several federal agencies will more than double during the next year.

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That’s under a Democratic president running the country with a Democratic Congress.

It may make the Democrats feel good to point the finger back at Republicans. But you can’t blame someone else for the mess made from your own spending eruption.

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From my cold, dead fingers

While everyone’s focused on the stimulus boondoggle, the liberals are moving on other fronts. They’ve already managed to springboard into nationalized health care, and following Hitler’s example, they’re now aiming at gun rights.

It’s called the “Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act of 2009:”

It will make it illegal to own a firearm unless it is registered with the database in Washington D.C. As a gun owner you will have to be finger printed, you will be required to provide your DL#, SS#, you must maintain a valid address at all times, submit to mental and physical health records being put on file, you will also be required to file any address changes and any ownership changes even if a private sale. Each update will cost $25 and if you fail to comply you will lose your right to own firearms. This bill and its language mirror almost completely one defeated last year in the House of Representatives by soon to be Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Will we the citizenry be as lucky this time?

Start the federal government data roll of American gun owners, you know, just in case. Because the folks who follow the law and register their firearms are known to use them while committing crimes.

The gang members, scumbags and ner’dowells always register their firearms.

European socialism here we come!

What’s more, from the NRA’s Web site, the bill would make it retroactively illegal to even “own or possess a ‘qualifying firearm’ — defined as ‘any handgun; or any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition feeding device…'”

It also makes it illegal to sell “qualifying firearms” to anyone but a dealer or collector (cause we gotta get those guns registered to law-abiding citizens off the streets).

That’s any gun with a clip — ANY gun with a clip — whether it be a simple handgun or an assault rifle.

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Height of hypocrisy

obamacigoptPresident Obama’s indignant anger at the bonuses doled out for Wall Street executives might mean something if it wasn’t covered in so much horse manure.

Upon hearing that financial bigwigs received $18.4 billion in bonuses for 2008 while the industry was crawling to the government for a bailout, Obama said:

That is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful, and part of what we’re going to need is for folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint and show some discipline and show some sense of responsibility.

There will be time for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to make bonuses. Now is not that time.

Exactly. Now is the time to show some restraint, to show some discipline and to show some responsibility — just like Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Democrats in Congress are doing, right?

That’s why the economic “stimulus” package is devoid of pork and program expansions, right? How is it that Obama can issue such a “stern lecture,” as the LA Times called it, when the stimulus bill is the picture of fiscal irresponsibility? How can he call for restraint when the Democrats are blatantly following the advice of new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.”

But no. We’re looking at a massive influx of federal spending on programs and projects that have nothing to do with jump-starting the economy or creating jobs. This is not exercising restraint — especially when Obama says the government will be running deficits in excess of $1 trillion.

To paraphrase the hypocrite-in-chief, there will be a time to fund special projects, there will be time to expand government programs — now is not that time. Government, like the private sector, must show some restraint, discipline and responsibility.

There’s lists all over of the exorbitant spending in the House and Senate versions of the stimulus bill, but here’s some highlights.

  • $75 million for smoking secession programs
  • $54 billion for programs the Office of Management and Budget and the Government Accounting Office deemed ineffective (there’s a campaign promise out the window)
  • $7 billion to improve federal buildings
  • $200 million for the Defense Department to buy electric cars
  • Another $200 million to build plug-in stations for the cars
  • $3.5 billion for new buildings on college campuses
  • $400 million for HIV and chlamydia testing
  • $45 million to build off-roading trails and their maintenance
  • $81 billion for Medicaid
  • $50 million for the National Endowment of the Arts
  • And, of course, $83 billion in tax “credits” for people who don’t pay taxes

Talk about “height of irresponsibility” and “shameful:”

The American people understand that we’ve got a big hole that we’ve got to dig ourselves out of, but they don’t like the idea that people are digging a bigger hole even as they’re being asked to fill it up.

When it comes to government, the rules are different. Digging a bigger hole for future generations to fill up later is OK. But Citigroup better not buy that airplane, and how dare the heads of the big three auto makers show up in anything but a hybrid car they drove in the carpool lane.

Here’s a video of the president’s statement — try not to get too much self-righteous ooze on yourself.

Anybody got a light?

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