According to some very recent news on Yahoo!, former Republican Vice President Dan Quayle (who served under GW Bush during his one-term presidency) walked out of a John 'Cougar' Mellencamp concert because Mellencamp made some mild criticism of the current Bush administration:
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This just goes to show that the Republicans just CAN'T take ANY criticism. They can't tolerate any kind of public nor private debate about any of their issues or political figures. John 'Cougar' Mellencamp only said "this is for all the poor people being left behind by the current administration." This is a fairly innocuous criticism, without even qualifying it as a fair one, which it is. These guys can't even stomach a known left-of-center, working-class-origins Indiana-rural rock'n'roller standing up for the poor.
Somehow we've got to make these bastards go away, and if we wait much longer, it's going to become absolutely impossible to do. It has come to the point at which they cannot be made to listen to any sort of dissent or critique without becoming immovably indignant or enraged, and the criminalization of dissent is increasing. As I have said many, many times: Americans are so easily led that they don't even need a Big Brother. America has no secret political police helping to monitor or adjust public opinion; Americans do it to themselves.
That's one of the things that makes all of this so unforgivable: These people are certainly not living under the gun, like many African-Americans and other poor people do. They're in the cat-bird seat, as they say, at the top of the mountain, and they're so addicted to the power that they fear coming off the top of that hill. They shriek at the thought of someone else approaching that summit, or even at the thought of becoming irrelevant. Their thirst for power is vastly greater than their thirst for wealth, because they always have that. It's beyond the wealth issue now, and in fact long has been so.
We've got to begin smashing their tools before everything has completely fallen into place for them and they cannot be dislodged. We've got to find a way to make real public opinion relevant and to take away the power from these parasites before they can get us all killed or packed off to the labor camps. It's coming, folks, because with more power comes more thirst. What do you think is going to be the natural end of the evolution of a merciless, one-sided system like this one? There can be no other end result: there will be the uberrich and there will be slaves. We're headed there now.