Let’s not waste a lot of time on this. After all, it’s not like Ed gets paid to manipulate the English language every day–he’s just a lawyer:
Awake And Smell A Smoldering Health Reform Plan
I think I have this Tea Party thing all figured out.
Liberal Democrats, you know the type, communists, socialists, communitarians, progressives, and all manner of moonbats, want socialized medicine in this country as a means to control the lives of people they consider lesser beings.
Good lord, what a mess. Parentheses anyone? How about…
Liberal Democrats–you know the type: communists, socialists, communitarians, progressives, and all manner of moonbats–want socialized medicine in this country as a means to control the lives of people they consider lesser beings.
Government run healthcare is the human equivalent of raising free range chickens – no real pens needed[,] and the end result is the same,[:] the chickens get the knife.
Here is the sales pitch for this liberal scam:
“Our health care system is broken[,] and we have to DO SOMETHING about it, ANYTHING, and we have to do it NOW!”
Ugh. Someone should do something about ‘ANYTHING’, but it’s a quote.
The ANYTHING part of this equation is pre-determined[,] and citizens who know how progressives work understand it completely. Just as Obama is questioned for saying in Portsmouth, NH[,] that AARP is on board with his plan is not true technically, they know it is a fact AARP will be on board with any Obama plan.
Wow, total nonsense. “Just as Obama is questioned for saying in Portsmouth, NH that AARP is on board with his plan is not true technically, they know it is a fact AARP will be on board with any Obama plan.”
1). Yes, Obama is being questioned for saying that AARP is on board with his plan. He is not being questioned for saying “that AARP is on board with his plan is not true technically.” As if the President said, “To say that AARP is on board with my plan is not true, technically.” Or: “It’s not technically true, my friends, that AARP is on board with my plan,” and that statement caused controversy. He never said anything like those about the technical truth of AARP’s being on board or not, so he couldn’t be questioned about it. This part of the sentence is just gibberish. This is the illiteracy I was talking about.
2.) Who the hell is ‘they’ in the sentence? It’s a mystery. Going backwards: the AARP? Progressives? You meant your ‘citizens’, didn’t you? That was a while back. Try to pay attention, as if you were one of your readers.
3.) This ‘just as’ is a fucking mess here. ‘Just as’ = ‘similar condition’? (“Just as the Norwegians feel the chill, the Swedes know Winter is coming.”) ‘Just as’ = ‘in the same time period’? (“Just as Scandinavians feel that winter is coming, New Zealanders notice warming temperatures.”) More loosely–‘just as’ = ‘because’? (“Just as they feel that Winter is coming, Scandinavians harbor no illusions about an Indian summer.”)
Yours: “Just as Obama is questioned for saying [something], they know it is a fact AARP will be on board with any Obama plan.”
Yuck, Ed. Try this:
The ANYTHING part of this equation is pre-determined[,] and citizens who know how progressives work understand it completely. Though Obama was criticized for saying in Portsmouth that AARP was already on board with his plan, wise citizens know the Association will eventually be on board with any Obama plan.
Better. You’ve blogged for a long time, but you can’t put together a decent sentence, Ed? I can’t go on forever like this, I’ve got a life of my own, man…
In [directing] the Democrats[‘] rush to use Chicago tactics of shoving [phantom] socialist heath care down American throats with unwritten legislation and make[-]believe emergency timetables[,] Obama has alienated vast legions of people who care deeply about heath care and its cost.
Phew. I’m working like a son of a bitch here, Ed. Since when, incidentally, is socialist healthcare strong-arming…’Chicago tactics’? Very whacko. If this were a high school essay, you’d be getting a ‘C’ at best. Or a chairmanship with the Young Republicans.
The frustration felt by average Americans with mindless Democrat spending, borrowing taking over of industry, and outright lying has created an odd situation where citizens are taking to the streets in unseen numbers.
We’ve been spending Democrats mindlessly? Borrowing has been taking over industries? (Do I get a factory with my loan?) Or is that meant more generally, as in profitability: borrowing now beats industrial production? But, of all this, you’re right, this is odd: people are taking to the streets, and they’re invisible. Or they’re ‘unseen’ when they’re together, in ‘numbers’.
Here is what I think they want:
Americans want tax and spend politicians out of office and they want them out NOW. They are willing to do SOMETHING, ANYTHING to get this through to Washington elites. If it takes going to Tea Parties, protests, “town meetings” or other stacked, staged events and stand outside with a sign they are willing to do it.
The bussed in pro-Obama supporters to these town meetings like the one in New Hampshire are no match for the sleeping giant the liberal Democrats have stirred.
Like a humongous pitcher of Stoli Rip Van Winkles.