Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Talk Radio is Running America"

Who's sorry now?

The GOP is none too happy with both talk radio and conservative bloggers. Turns out that when "the people" don't agree with what their lawmakers are proposing (read immigration reform), and they get noisy about it, said lawmakers get nervous. If you're a conservative, you should be hopping mad! You got these idiots elected and now they're not about to do your bidding.....

Trent Lott is the latest to lament about the "problem" of "talk radio" :
The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the immigration bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.

Post An Apology likes to ponder "what's the back story here?". Could it be that immigration is happening whether "the people" like it or not? Could it be that lawmakers view the talkers and the bloggers as irritating little bugs buzzing around their heads?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Different conservative blogs have different pet issues -- government transparency, federal judges, Fred Thompson, to name a few.

But no issue in recent memory has united conservative bloggers like the debate over immigration. Their frustration has culminated in a full-scale revolt against the Bush administration and a Senate bill that activists say does little to solve the country's border security problems.

President Bush's pledge to support $4.4 billion in additional border security funds has breathed new life into the bill, but the drumbeat against the legislation shows no signs of quieting.