While listening to Democracy Now on freedom of press, Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, drones domestic & otherwise, et cetera, I want to exercise my 1st Amendment rights and yell at Charlie Rangel right here, now, to break that bubble of silence he keeps railing against We The People for perpetuating in his sequestered little Beltway world.
HEY, CHARLIE! The "churches and public" you had the shamelessness to blame again today on MSNBC for being silent on The Sequester, as you previously blamed these same two entities for their silence on Paul Ryan's diabolical budget, have not been silent. Maybe you need hearing aids...like aides contacting and listening to We the People and Nuns on the Bus (Network) and many other groups that continuously condemn it as an immoral document.
Why can't you hear the screaming, Charlie? Are you sequestered with too many rich donors who block the sound? How long can poor people both employed and unemployed be battered and bullied until, from sheer exhaustion, we become too hoarse, too weak to speak? Do you have a clue, Charlie, you natty dresser you, that some of us won't ever, if we wanted to, that is, cough up the cost of one of your sharp silk ties, much less keep wasting our rent/mortgage money calling deaf Dems like you. Do you disrespect us so, that you think we're dumb enough to throw our time away trying to get to the GOP?
HEY, CHARLIE! CUT THE CRAP. YOU ALL ARE NOW GUILTY OF BREAKING THE BACKS OF THOSE LOSING OUR HEADSTART, WIC, MEALS ON WHEELS, UNEMPLOYMENT PITTANCES AND MANY MORE PROGRAMS THAT WERE KEEPING WE THE PEOPLE HANGING ON BY OUR FINGERTIPS. Now that we're sliding down into the widening grand canyon (Grand Bargain, my ass, hungry children should never 'share pain' with hedgefund fools; those children's pain is of a quantity and quality beyond the comprehension of those Capitalist cons) of inequity, I'll keep on yelling til most voices are swallowed up in to that Sequester silence that came nowhere near as quickly as that sinkhole that enveloped the poor sleeping man in his bed.
Didn't you hear the decades-long screams, now probably reduced to whimpers, from the time of Clinton's Welfare DEform and SHAFTA, through the two unfunded wars and Medicare D Prescription giveaway to Big Pharma, through the killing of the public option under ACA?
The estimate is 800, 000 jobs will be lost, 'furloughed,' and we will be f*ked in one way or another with this so-called Sequester. I heard sequester means 'kidnapping' in Spanish. Maybe it stole your ability to hear? Maybe you're locked in one of Mittloser's "quiet rooms?"
Don't keep up your years' long pretense that you can't hear the cries of the children, the elderly, the unemployed and the religious who take the Gospels seriously. Don't blame us for not crying, screaming, protesting, writing. We The People have been yelling, marching, protesting since before ML King's Poor People's Campaign. If there ever were a time to re-ignite that cry for economic justice the time is now. I guess that's one good thing the Sequester's final blow to those of US below has wrought: When we of the 47% grow to encompass most of the US, the cries might finally be loud enough to burst your bs bubble. Blame yourself and those cronies of yours with ears that will not hear.
And HEY, CHARLIE? If you get louder protecting earned benefits programs and raising the minimum wage and speaking up for the millions of us living in poverty, then I promise to help US get louder and support you. Then you'll really hear US now!!