Sunday, August 8, 2010

So, What's in that Tea, Anyway?

There's a line from the musical Wicked that says "people are so empty-headed, they'll believe anything." After reading this blog post on Think Progress, I think Fiyero might be on to something.

Three months ago, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, now a Democratic candidate for governor of Colorado, started a bike-sharing program. This program has been a tremendous success, with nearly 14,000 participants signing up already. Yet not everyone shares the view that this program is a good thing—Republican gubernatorial candidate (and Tea Party supporter) Dan Maes believes Hickenlooper is up to something sinister. Hickenlooper's policies, particularly the bike-sharing program, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community,” Maes warns. And he told supporters at a recent rally that “This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed.”

I realize our society is in a tremendous anti-incumbent mood right now, that somehow they expected that President Obama and a Democratic Congress would be able to solve eight years of Bush-created problems in 18 months—and solve them the way the Republicans think they should. But honestly, when the motives of a bike-sharing program are questioned as nefarious, and people actually believe it, isn't it time to step back and wonder if all of the anger isn't cutting off the blood flow to our brains?

1 comment:

  1. Well you know what they say, 'just because one is paranoid , it doesnt mean to say they are not out to get you', Politicians seem to take it to heart to the detriment of all of us.