From Wall Street Journal online:
White House officials on Friday professed to know nothing of the planned demonstrations. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs queried reporters about the planners and their issues. "I don't know who the group is," he said with a shrug.The Obama administration has opted in the past to cite ignorance about the conservative movement building in this nation and the premises propelling it forward, claiming he was "unaware" of the TEA party protests taking place across the country on April 15, 2009. Yet 5 months later, he has still not taken the time to become educated on those issues, even when the protest has moved just outside his door. So much for that election night promise to the 48% of the population that did not vote for him, "I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too."
In all the blazing ignorance of the current occupant of the White House and his staff and that demonstrated by both chambers of Congress as well as the judiciary, perhaps it is long past time to mandate each and every one of them sit in on a formal reading of the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and particularly the Constitution of the United States - the basis of all law in this nation and the explicit delineation of powers actually granted to them (as opposed to those systematically usurped from The People over the past century) - until they understand the meaning of what the Founding Fathers set forth in these documents.
THEN maybe they will understand the issues, and half the population of this nation will not be dismissed "with a shrug."