A governor turns the table on #OWS — UPDATED, fresh video

November 30, 2011

The Occupiers all like to claim they’re into mass democracy: general assemblies, voting by up and down-twinkles, free speech, and all that jazz. And all while making obnoxious prats of themselves. Prats who don’t understand a thing about real democratic societies… but I digress.

Anyway, it shouldn’t be surprising that I took a special joy in seeing Colorado Governor Hickenlooper (D!) and the crowd he had come to address use democracy against the Occupiers.

Enjoy:

Major up-twinkles.

via Jonah Goldberg

UPDATE: The original video was suppressed after a copyright claim by an Occupier named Michael Clifton. Hey, Mikey! Other people had cameras, too:

Thanks to Moe Lane, who observes…

Suuuuure.  Now they care about private property.  Doesn’t information want to be free, Michael Clifton?

Heh.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Why we’re angry

October 15, 2010

Jim Geraghty posted this great ad from Colorado Republican candidate for US Senate Ken Buck. Have a look:

He nails it: they ignored us. You can talk about policy and politics all you want, but, in the end, the unholy beating the Democrats will likely take in November is the result of their arrogance, of their patronizing condescension, of their disdain for their constituents. This anger is why people are willing to walk through fire to vote in this election, and it will be the Democrats’ just desserts for acting like oligarchs, instead of representatives.

They ignored us, but, come the night of November 2nd, they won’t be able to ignore it as the voters deliver their message with an electoral 2×4.

You betcha.