The current “rage” is about Health Care, and having affordable Health Care Reform. Everyone wants health care reform. That is not the issue. It’s the COST…and the disrespect from our leaders in congress. It amazes me how the progressives twist everything and want to make this about race. In fact, Obama was the first person to play the race card while he was campaigning. There were 99% of black people voted for him, the majority of Hispanics, and a very large portion of white people. The people who did not vote for him were conservatives strongly against his far left liberal agenda.
I lived through the 60’s, and one cannot compare a debate about the cost of the Health Care package disagreement, government funding for abortion, and our country taking us down a questionable road has nothing to do with race, color, or creed.
There will always be nuts, and bigots. However, for the NY Times to compare this to the 1960’s is just to stir the pot and poor journalism.
I remember the outrage and vile names that Bush was called. He was referred to as the Anti-Christ more than any other person I can think of. They called him Hitler, and had signs saying “KILL BUSH.” Can you imagine if that happened today? I could never understand the hatred then, it made me ill just as it does today. All extremists scare me.
I am an Independent and try very hard to stay balanced in the midst of such turmoil. I do that by listening and reading about both democrats and republicans, and they both have biases. We live in a very selfish and evil world today Margaret. If you believe in the Bible it speaks very clearly about this generation. The people who put Christ first in their life are far and few between. They only call upon God when they find they need Him, and today most don’t even believe in Him. The discussion at CalTech and the Universities all of the country proved that.
Everything I read tells me that, Progressives, and Secular Progressives are an entity all their own! They are not “Staunch Democrats” and do not have the same agenda.
Do we want our country to become a Socialist Society?
Perhaps all the things going on now in this country and around the world could be solved if we would heed this scripture. Estelle
(2 Chronicles 7:14) says “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”