Tuesday, June 30, 2009

She said What?

Evidently California House Speaker Karen Bass doesn't believe that elected officials should be accountable to the voters. Today, she said that people who hold elected representatives accountable are terrorists. Really. She said that.
The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: "You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair.
So, those of us who hold our representatives accountable are terrorists.

That's what the Speaker of the California House thinks. We're terrorists in the Democratic play book. When I wrote the post Slippery Slopes, I was concerned about the government calling people who disagreed with it terrorists.

This is the face of government today. Disagree and be called a terrorist.

Hat tip to Moonbattery.com.


Old NFO said...

Yep, it's happening NOW... dammit...

Rivrdog said...

What's also happening, Old NFO, is that the parable of the little boy who cried "wolf" is being acted out here.

You're a terrorist if you have all the LEGAL guns you want. You're a terrorist if you're a committed Christian, you're a terrorist if you are a war-weary veteran coming home, you're a terrorist now if you speak up to your elected representative.

They've cried "wolf" a few too many time. This will and is resulting in a "who cares" attitude about the use of the word "terrorist", which may be the plan all along, but it now ceases to shock people, just as Senator McCarthy ceased to shock people by calling folks Communists back in his day.

We'll have to deal with the dumbing-down of the term "terrorist", but what IS the Government going to call folks who actually take up arms?