Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Down On America

A pattern is developing.

First it was Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry, who after the tea party in Austin on April 15 told reporters

There's a lot of different scenarios. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot.

Then it was Hugh Hewitt, echoed by Republican Party boss Rush Limbaugh, urging his listeners to sink an American auto company and throw Americans out of work:

Even if these massive subsidies for a time present appealing products at subsidized prices, however, I won't be visiting a GM or Chrysler lot no matter the product offered. The very idea of a socialized American car company ought to cause millions of Americans to reject the idea of doing their car shopping at those venues.

And now there is U.S. Representative Mark Kirk, who admits (video below), when he met with leaders of mainland China, he declared

One of the messages I had -- because we need to build trust and confidence in our number one creditor is that the budget numbers that the US government had put forward should not be believed. The Congress is actually gonna spend quite a bit more than what's in the budget, and the health-care bill probably being the lead driver of additional spending by the Congress.

Wanting (or considering) splitting off from the United States; encouraging a boycott of an American company and its workers; indirectly urging a foreign nation to call in its loans to the American government, which probably would bring down the U.S. economy. Some people might say that conservative Republicans love America but hate Americans. Half-right.

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