Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, summed up the prevailing attitude of the Tea Party and other right wing extremists when he stated the following at a Lincoln Day dinner in West Palm Beach:
"We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table, Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."
Well, Mr. West, I am one of those flaming liberals you hate so much, and I'm going nowhere. This is my country too and you and your ilk are destroying it, along with a sizeable piece of the rest of the world.
Like the robber barons of the past, you and the revitalized robber barons of today don't give a damn about the average American who hasn't been lucky and/or dishonest and conniving enough to manipulate the economic system into becoming millionaires and billionaires while they sit on their ample behinds criminally manipulating the fiat money system to their nefarious benefit.
You would condemn our youth to an uneducated future of slavery to the corporaate elite in company town slums and let them slink off to die homelessly when they got too old and frail to feed the corporate machines. That horrible Social Security (totally solvent by the way) would go glimmering in your wonderful Dickensian hell hole. Anyone not rich could just suffer and die, and that would make a haughty monster like you contented and happy -- as long as you had your pirated wealth.
Not only have you and your Rethuglican buddies savaged the United States of America, you have savaged much of the rest of the world, and especially, Europe.
Europe would have been in far better shape if it wasn’t for the Wall Street banksters, in collusion with the ratings agencies and the defanged regulators, promoting bundled toxic derivatives, that were worthless, as triple A rated.
Banks have always assumed that if anything was available on the market, with a triple A rating and especially if it was American, it was the safest and most reliable investment around. The same banksters insured against loss and took money from the sale of prime crap and money when it was totally worthless. They knew all along how worthless it was to the "sucker,' but that was the key to their getting ubscenely wealthy so they didn't give a damn.
This criminal enterprise brought the entire world’s economic system to its knees. It was helped along by bribed politicians who knew what was happening well in advance of the event. Many of them bet on America failing by buying insurance that it would.
It was one more event in the exploitable cycle of disasters, both manmade and natural, that could be manipulated to cause society to go into panic mode, so the corporations could finalize the overthrow of the principles of democracy, break all resistance of the people, by falsely discrediting and removing their bulwarks such as unions and elections and rights advocates.
You, Mr. West, are either a blind tool of the robber barons or a clueless, hate-filled idiot with no understanding at all.
We liberals aren't going anywhere! We're going to stand up to your lies and hate-filled bombast! We intend to take our nation back out of your evil hands!