Since I started blogging and founded Political Realities, I have always tried to listen to points of view that were different from my own. I have had coauthors who were much more liberal than myself and I have allowed many commenters who were more than a little stirred up that I had the audacity to question their liberal leaders. This is especially true since Barack Obama was elected President. He does not like to be questioned and many of his supporters are cut from the same cloth. Because of their attitude and their willingness to attack anyone who dares to point out the truth about their agenda, I have had an attitude change of my own.
I no longer suffer these fools gladly. I have no problem engaging them in a discussion of the issues, but when they start hurling personal insults, trying to seize the moral high ground and shut down the conservative side of the conversation, I refuse to allow it to happen. Having said that, let me get to the topic of today’s post. I have been involved in a discussion at Mike’s America that has taken a turn I did not expect. You can read the post and the comments at the link. The commenter I engaged is banned at Political Realities and shall remain so. Nothing he/she says is of any benefit to the discussions we try to have on this blog.
I’ll be the first to admit, I may be guilty of starting this fight. As I said earlier, I am no longer able to suffer these fools gladly. Here is what the commenter had to say in their first comment.
“The only real “fix” short or long term is the repeal of ObamaCare.”
Please proceed Governor.
Go right ahead. Follow the constitutionally proscribed procedures and pass a law for a better plan for health care and health care coverage. (Medicare for all might be a good start.)
Looking forward to your coming up with a better plan for the people of USA. Do you envision the GOP will be able to come-up with something before the year 2100?
While you are at it, the people of USA will take advantage of the current ACA law. When you have a better law in place, USA will talk about the repeal of ACA.
This is how I responded.
I see we have our usual liberal troll regurgitating her normal liberal garbage. What she fails to realize that Obamacare was designed to break a system that was already working. Liberals wanted to destroy our health care system so they could usher in a single payer system of their own design. The only snag they have ran into is that Obamacare was doing its job too quickly. Americans are now realizing just how bad it really is and even more than was previously so, they want nothing to do with it.
To start with, Obama’s declaration does not follow the method set forth in the Constitution that allows for changes to be made to any particular legislation. Just because he decides he wants to change something does not give him the authority to make a speech and make it so.
Here’s where it gets interesting and the conversation takes the direction I did not expect. It rapidly went from discussing Obamacare to what constitutes a modern civil society and our duty to pay higher taxes to provide for those who are less fortunate. I took exception to the description this person was using for a modern civil society and this is how they responded.
“A modern civil society?”
FYI – when I pay my taxes, I complain bitterly; much like everyone else. But I pay my taxes willingly because taxes are a part of life. Taxes are part of a modern civil society system which allows the people to enjoy a quality of life worth living.
You see, I love the idea of USA. Even with all its faults and problems, it remains a darn good place to live.
If USA is as bad as you always seem to whine, snivel, snipe, and complain about, why are you staying?
I was honestly taken aback by the comment. In retrospect, I should not have been, but I did not consider my questioning of Obamacare or paying higher taxes to be complaining or whining. And I certainly do not hate America. I simply refuse to let these people have the last word in a discussion when they are so clearly wrong about how America is supposed to work. As we were told while George W. Bush was President, questioning a particular administration is not unpatriotic. We have a right to do so and it does not constitute a hate of America when we do.
When you boil this discussion down to its bare essentials, it’s actually pretty simple. It is standard operating procedure for liberals to change the conversation. This commenter started off by talking up Obamacare, but when they were questioned about that, shifted to taxes and the responsibilities of a modern civil society. When I had the nerve to question them on that premise, I was accused of hating America and they suggested I leave. Not going to happen, folks.
Liberals would like to shut this conversation down. They would prefer we accept their version of freedom and reality and allow them to proceed with their agenda for America. We shall see if they are able to accomplish their goals, but if they do, it will not be because I was silent. I love America and I refuse to sit idly by and watch her be destroyed by the likes of Barack Obama and his liberal cohorts.