It's been pointed out time and time again, that some people in this nation - are simply Impervious to Fact. Unwilling and unable to accept a simple truth.
There are NO DEATH PANELS.
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii.
He Never "Palled Around" with a Domestic Terrorist.
No one is planning to "Take your guns away" (Although for some of these guys, that might be a real good idea)!
It's just well past the point of the patently ridiculous, and we all have to come to grips with it. Some members of our country are pathologically deluded.
And what's worse, is they like it that way.
Yes, a lot of this comes from Fox News non-stop pandering Fear and Loathing.
Some of it comes from Right-Wing Radio.
But a lot of it, comes right from the frightened fevered imaginations of otherwise regular citizens like your neighbors, or your cousins, or your brother.
They want to be on the Right side, the good side - they just aren't.
They want you to see their copy of the U.S.S. Constitution!
Right here. I got a book here called the U.S.S. Constitution. I’m sure everybody’s seen this before. And you know what? I’ve this book three times now, and I’ve referenced it dozens of times and I can’t find one little paragraph in here that says the government has the right to take over our health care.
They desperately cling to an America that never existed. Where the rugged achieved and they were no handouts (except for the tens of thousands of acres of free land the Government provided to thousands of settlers in the 19th Century - or the GI Bill after World War II - or... well, you get the picture)
They don't know what happened to Their America.
And they won't be reasoned with. They won't be bargained down to some mutually equitable compromise. Not on Health Care. Not on Guns. Not on Torture. Not on the Environment. Nothing.
Just yesterday the Arizona AR-15 Toter wished Death on the President and preferred that it come "Sooner rather than Later".
This is not some rhetorical flourish - this is a Death Threat.
The guns have already started firing, at the Holocaust Museum, in Pittsburgh at the Police, at Dr. George Tiller and more...
We've already had the "Lone Wolves", now comes the Organized Attacks.
These people will not be talked down.
As the August Recess comes to an end we need to remind our Representatives that we're counting on them to deliver the Change we Need. Come Hell. Come High Water. Come Hot Lead or Cold Steel.
Edward M. Kennedy is gone.
We no longer have his shoulders to stand on to help lift is up, when we're down.
Our time is now.
Let's get on with it.