On Sunday morning while I was at RT, I heard the news that my beloved New York City was once again under attack.
As always I feared for the people of the city as well as the courageous police officers and firemen who protect us every day.
When I arrived home, I heard Mayor Bloomberg’s take on the attempted attack. To quote:
Seriously, Mayor Mike! You didn’t just say that, did you?
I guess being a multi-billionaire who owns Bloomberg News isn’t enough to keep Mayor Mike in the loop about what recent polls (Courtesy Rasmussen) are saying, namely:
- 52% of Americans say the bill will be bad for America
58% favor repeal of the bill
60% believe that the bill will increase the deficit
Only 33% of Americans think America is headed in the right direction
I’m not going to do the math, but based on the above poll figures, the Feds and NY law enforcement would be chasing after lots of average Americans instead of Muslim extremists (and I say extremists because not all Muslims are terrorists) if they had the same initial impression as Mayor Mike.
Which makes me wonder why it is that some politicians and media folk are busy trying to portray average Americans as crazies and terrorists? Worse yet, why is it that some politicians and media folk are initially downplaying that these acts might be the work of terrorists from abroad or working with those who are in other countries?
Given that in the last year and a half we’ve had at least 3 attacks by Muslim extremists (the Christmas Day bomber, the Fort Hood massacre and now the Times Square bomber) with contacts overseas, I think it’s time to turn our attention away from average Americans who are exercising their right to voice a different opinion and look in the right direction.
What are your thoughts on this Thoughtful Thursday?