WhoÂ are the R.O.P.E. bunch?
They are the Reid-Obama-Pelosi-Enablers.
They are the liberal establishment and their supporters who are enabling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lie to the American people and to deny the extent of disapproval that the American people are demonstrating as it relates to their policy direction.
All across the nation, Americans are getting increasingly angry at what they are seeing.
They have seen a pattern of producing voluminous legislative packages that no one knows what is exactly contained in them and then suddenly commence voting to pass those legislative initiatives before being given a proper hearing.
They have seen Congress quickly pass a Cap-and-Trade bill that amounted to a tax on the air we breathe and that will be the greatest transfer of wealth the nation has ever known.
Now the American people are witnessing the R.O.P.E. bunch rush through an over one thousand page bill to reform the nature of healthcare in our nation and have the federal government assume control of a sector of the economy that accounts for more than 17% of the gross domestic product.
President Obama took more than six months to choose the right dog for his family yet he gave Congress half that time to propose and pass legislation that would determine the quality, affordability and availability of healthcare in America. If you are like me, you might think that peopleâ€™s health is an issue that is worthy of much more time, attention, consideration and sincere debate than the issue of which hypoallergenic dog is best suited to run around the White House.
So yes! Many Americans are mad!
Admittedly not all Americans are already fed up with President Obama and the liberal leadership of Congress and their tactics. Some are just ignorant and they comfortably enjoy membership in the R.O.P.E. bunch. They are content to enable the administrationâ€™s statist and collectivist mindset and they have no concern over the total disregard they show for the intentions of the founding principles of our hopefully still great nation.
Many Americans, even those who did accept Barack Obamaâ€™s claim to offer â€œchange we can believe inâ€, are troubled by the rush to federal control and socialism that his policies are bringing to America. Many more were even brought to tears when they saw the White House take a totalitarian approach to dissenting opinions and asked Americans to report any views that opposed the Presidentâ€™s health control policies to them at email@example.com.
For a vast number of people this was eerily reminiscent of the communist practice of policing information and only allowing that which was vetted by the state to be disseminated to the public.
But this mentality goes beyond just the McCarthy like request to report to the White House dissenting opinions that they indiscriminately define as fishy. The President, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats all over have taken a page out the ruling regime in Iran and labeled those who oppose them as fringe groups, mobs, radicals, dangerous and Republican operatives. In Iran when protestors recently demonstrated against shady election results the Ayatollah depicted the same things of them. That is of course with the exception of claiming that those dissenters were backed by Republicans. Instead the Ayatollah said that those rebel rousers were backed by the American devil.
Through the Democrat National Committee, Ayatollah Obama and the R.O.P.E. bunch even produced an ad depicting those who oppose the administration as violent mobs.
This has been the case with any voices of dissent that the left encounters. For months the liberal leadership of the United States has used these words to describe American who participate in the Tea party protests that take place all across America. They claim that they are all Republican backed operatives, racists and radical fringe groups.
The truth is that there are many Republicans involved. There are even some Republican affiliated organizations devoting time to opposing the direction the nation is going in. However, the G.O.P. as an organization is in disarray. Nationally the party does not have any effective organization mechanism in place. If it had, a few months ago, they would have performed much better in the November elections than they actually did. The Republican Party is not yet capable of mobilizing the vast numbers of people showing up at town hall meetings and organizing Tea Party protests in every state in the nation. I wish they did have the ability and I look forward to when they do, but in the mean time, we are not there yet.
The federal government fails to acknowledge that reality and they fail to admit the truth about these protesters. Instead they simply try to write them off as inconsequential and claim that they are just Republicans.
But they are not just Republican voices.
They are American voices.
They are the voices of Democrats, Libertarians and Independents too. They are people who have never before been compelled to pick up a sign and protest or demand that their government hear them. But after seeing the extremes of liberalism in action, they have been compelled to take a stand and just say â€œNo !"
Yet while the President refuses to call terrorists terrorists and while he apologizes for America to foreign governments and extends hands of friendship to our enemies his administration calls fellow Americans dangerous mobs and characterizes them as inconsequential fringe groups.
The gall and wizardry of President Obama is more than disturbing. It is dangerous and although
the approach may work with the Reid-Obama-Pelosi-Enablers (R.O.P.E.) â€œit wonâ€™t play in Peoriaâ€.
As for me, if this is the change America was suppose to believe in, let me click my heels together three times because â€œToto, I have a feeling were not in Kansas anymoreâ€.