On July 4th night, the Hawk and I watched Fox TV at 9pm for a special Frank Luntz panel. He does these panel groups every so often on the Hannity program. We are under a drought warning and no fires are allowed and there were no fireworks either. So what we usually do, watch the fireworks was not available. We decided to watch the Frank Luntz panel fireworks instead.
This panel consisted largely of people who had voted for Obama in 2008.
This time, Allen West appeared first and gave a little speech while the listeners used their dials to show whether they like or dislike what they are hearing.
When Allen West talked about individual responsibility, working hard to get to the place you want, meaning in most cases, how much money you make, the democrats in the crowd did not particularly like that message. I believe their dials were coming in at a rating of about 41. The conservatives however rated his speech highly.
And one young man, probably in his late 20s attacked West for naming the card carrying communists who exist in Congress. He told West he thought that was “over the top” to speak about his fellow congress critters like that. Allen West said he lives and works to speak the truth about what exists. He was non-apologetic about it which I was glad. I thought instead of this man complaining about West telling the truth, he should have been upset that we have all these communists in the congress for bloody sake.
Next Issa came out to talk about his oversight committee and that particular job and what it means. He went over pretty well with both groups. The panel’s biggest suggestion to Daryl Issa was “convict” and “indict” people, hold them to accountability.
After that, a group of freshmen congress people came onto the show. I believe there were either 8 or 10 of them to talk about how they found working in Congress and what were their frustrations. They all spoke about trying to get something done and being blocked.
The panel seemed the most upset by the congress critters.
What struck me was what these people did not know.
The panel of congress people talked about all the bi-partisan bills they have passed in Congress only to never come up on the Senate floor.
None of these people on the panel with their little dialer had any idea that the Senate was blocking every bill sent up from Congress.
This really aggravated me for some reason. I thought to myself who is responsible for this lack of ignorance.
Do we blame Congress, the Republicans in particular? They share some blame here because they do not get this type of message out as much as they should. They should be at the microphones constantly telling the American people that they can’t get anything passed in the Senate where one man, dingy harry reid, obstructs everything.
The media of course has a big part in this ignorance also since they carry the Dictator’s water and never report what is “actually happening” in the Senate. You won’t see any kind of reporting about dingy harry and his obstructionism. However, all you do hear from talking heads is that Congress is a “do nothing place”. I have yet to hear the Senate being blamed for anything other than not producing a budget for years.
Then, I decided I had to blame this panel of people too. All of this information about what goes on in Congress and the Senate is available. It’s easy to find on the Internet if they do not listen to any news other than the lame stream media.
We Americans need to take responsibility for keeping ourselves as informed as we can and have the truth about what is going on and not just listen to people from the media who do nothing but biased reporting. This particular panel showed me just how uninformed these people were. Very sad indeed.
It reminded me how uninformed some conservatives were informed about Obama and gun control. He had introduced a bill while he was in the Illinois Senate to ban guns completely in the entire state of Illinois. He also introduced a bill to make infanticide legal. I recall thinking that those two bills alone were enough for me to NOT want to vote for him.
Footnote: If anyone wonders why I always write harry reid’s name is small letters I started doing that when he accused our troops of crimes in the Iraq war. I figured he did not deserve my respect after that.