Fortunately for everyone, the louder the mouth, generally the more innate the weenieness...though the incessant lizard brain prodding has hadsome effect. Still...I hate saying this, but after the sheer volume of rage we've seen the last year and a half, part of me is surprised -- and, of course, relieved -- that there hasn't been much more violence.
Sigh: I forget where I saw this, but earlier someone wrote (paraphrasing) and this is just over a health care bill (apologies for not being able to link/attribute.)
That said, and even as I continue to be amazed at the volume of rage, I'm struck by how clueless these would be "revolutionaries" are--even as they're so consumed by hatred that they're mouthing off about trees of liberty and blood of patriots and tyrants, I seriously doubt they'd make it more than a few hours without, in no particular order, indoor plumbing, Rush on the radio/Glenn on the teevee...and a three liter bottle of Dew to wash down the "Family-Sized" bag of Cheetos...
Something tells me their revolutionary fervor would get pretty old pretty quick once they realized what "sacrifice" really means.
But, if they really want to give it a go, why not a trial run? Live like the Amish for a while...or, as I mentioned once to a friend, there actually WAS a time when taxes were very low, government was very limited, and religion played a much larger role in daily life. We know it today as the Dark Ages.
OK, Lame-R Alexander as axe murder might be a bit much -- just a bit -- but what I do find interesting here is, one, how casually he impugns "Harvard or...San Francisco" with the same sort of disdain that only a few generations ago was reserved for "rootless cosmopolitans," and two, the ease with which he avers that ANY subsequent issues people have with their insurance company will be blamed specifically on the health care bill...which strongly implies he and his Rethug colleagues will be doing the implying.
It also strikes that alleged journalist Adam Nagourney can't seem to bother with challenging Alexander on this point...which is what a real journalist would do...
Passage of the health care legislation challenges the heart of the Republicans' strategy this year: To present a unified opposition to big Democratic ideas, in this case expressed in a stream of bristling anger and occasional mischaracterizations of what the bill would do.