I found a great post the other day, on a friend of mine’s blog, called the Edisto Joe Outlook. And in this post, he got it exactly right. What is said by our government officials is NOT what they mean. He named it, Lost in Translation!! Here is what he put, and I love it…..
This current administration in Washington has managed to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye on the general populace of the country. With Obama’s approval rating flying south for the winter, you would think some attention would be given to the polling data on his job approval and current issues of the day. Not so with this current group of Democrats. Their vision has become myopic, they’re oblivious to whats going on in the streets, or they simply choose to ignore it. The liberal left ideology is the language of the day and has shut out the majority voice. The louder you scream the more they choose to ignore what is being said, as if they don’t understand. Whatever the opposition says is simply lost in translation.
Here are just a few examples:
We don’t want a government health care plan.
Translation: You want a government health care plan that cuts medicare for seniors, raises your taxes, and does absolutely nothing but create another entitlement program in America.
We need real jobs now.
Translation: You want us to create a stimulus package that does nothing more than increase the governments payroll, saves jobs for those still working, imagines jobs for those who are not working and will throw whats left over in cash to the districts where Democrats will be fighting for re-election in 2010. Or, were you refering to the White House holding a “jobs summit?”
We don’t want terrorists or enemy combatants held as prisoners on U.S. Soil.
Translation: You want us to close Guantanamo, buy, refurbish and refit an old outdated prison in Illinois so we can move all detainees in Guantanamo to this new federal prison site.
We don’t want Terrorists prosecuted in the U.S. Under civilian law, with citizens rights for trial.
Translation: Screw you, we’ll do what we want!
We don’t want you to investigate the men and women in the CIA for their role in fighting terror.
Translation: Bush and Cheney were evil, they lied to us and Nancy Pelosi. We really want them on trial.
Once again…we need jobs!
Translation: Oh! You must be referring to all the “green jobs “ that will be created when we pass a “Cap and Trade” bill.
Not new taxes, tax cuts.
Translation: The new green legislation will create higher paying green jobs so you can afford higher taxes.
We want you to secure our borders and quit providing safe haven for illegals in the country.
Translation: You must be referring to amnesty for all so they can legally participate in the new government health program.
We aren’t getting anywhere, there must be a language barrier.
Translation: Right, we heard you! “SPREAD THE WEALTH”, we’re working on it. Remember, “CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN”
I, give up.
Translation: We were hoping you would say that, goodbye.
DON’T GIVE UP! VOTE THEM OUT IN 2010. VOTE HIM OUT IN 2012!
Now isn’t that great? If you think about what they do when we speak out against what they are doing, they come up with some answer to let us know that we don’t know what we are saying. Only they do. they think that we are all stupid and don’t know how to take care of ourselves. BECAUSE WE NEED THEM TO DO IT FOR US. That is what they think. When we don’t agree with them….there is always another answer for why they are doing what they are doing. Edisto Joe’s post is a good example of what their meaning for what they say is.
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