By: Garry Hamilton
According to Fox News today, Harry Reid claims the GOP has been taken over by extremists.
And I must heartily agree.
Because having a job where you make more than 98% of Americans, for the privilege of making rules that apply to everyone but yourself, is what “normal” is all about.
Because “normal” is a job where, once you lose your job or decide to retire, after as little as six years, you will never have to work another day in your life, and you will have influence into perpetuity.
Because “normal” is having health care that a) the rest of the country can’t even buy, and b) you don’t have to pay for.
Because “normal” is when you get to break your promises and not only don’t have to apologize, but claim the promises never happened.
Because “normal” is sitting at a desk clear across the country from where you “live,” and having no outside “job,” and yet becoming wealthy as sin — by accident — over the decades of your isolation from the day-to-day grind.
Because “normal” is overseeing the redaction of history (to remove all those unpleasant bits, you see) and ensuring that education produces citizens that don’t question your dictates, and who depend on you to manage their pathetic lives.
And, because “normal” is about imposing taxation on the proles and inventing new, creative ways of spending money you didn’t earn.
Yup. Perfectly normal.
Extremism, on the other hand, is all about working at a job (or two), supporting a family, paying the imposed taxes, and trying to figure out what the rules are today.
Because “extremism” is working like a dog to raise your kids and teach them right from wrong despite their schooling, pay your bills — and your taxes — and struggle with absentee “representation” by people who have no idea who you are.
Because “extremism” is finally raising your voice in protest at the incessant stream of indignities, from years of having your income confiscated by a delusional government, your property values crashed by their mistakes, and your retirement effectively eliminated by a collection of privileged fops.
Because “extremism” is about the overwhelming majority of your fellow countrymen objecting to the crushing burden of taxation, regulations and “unintended” legislative consequences that eliminate their jobs and assets.
Because “extremism” is anything that disagrees with the decrees of the “normal” people in Congress.
Yes, by all means. Wanting to treat the money you earned as your own — that’s pretty extreme stuff.
On the other hand, this may be the first time in his life that Reid has had his nose rubbed in his own ignorance of the will of normal people.
Normal people who exercised the “extreme” measures of showing up peacefully at the polls and making it clear — on a wavelength even Washington D.C. can understand — that after a while, you’ve stolen enough from us.
Reid probably has real difficulty appreciating that kind of “radical” normality.
Yeah, Harry, we’re a pretty extreme bunch.
We are the face of Extreme Normality.