Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:21 PM
Bucky (42,539 posts)
Mitt Romney has performed a great service to America
When Woodrow Wilson became president, he used the power of the presidency to re-segregate federal departments, appointed openly racist judges, and used the White House cinema to celebrate the historical revisionist drama Birth of a Nation that recast the Yankees and carpetbaggers as persecutors and villains in the history of Reconstruction. The result was a historical resurgence of the KKK during Wilson's term in office and a horrifying upsurge in racial lynchings in all regions of the nation.
My point is, leadership matters. Where a nation's leaders venture ideas, there will always be those who follow them, carrying their ideas to the next logical step.
In going through the videos on Crooks and Liars (and why haven't you bookmarked that website yet?) I was noticing a whole bunch of conservatives who, taking a cue from Mitt Romney's blatent bashing of the moral character of people not making enough money to pay income taxes, then go on themselves to cast yet further and more ugly aspersions against the people suffering the most from the inequities of our economic system.
And there's a whole lot of ugly out there, friends.
Mary Matalin is caling people parasites if they get help from anti poverty programs.
Mark Steyn says people making $10K a year should be paying some of their meagre dollars into the federal treasury
Fox's Neil Cavuto sucks Romney's ass
Some clown named Ben Shapiro is tweeting that anyone who wants government to fix problems is suffering from a "victim mentality"
All sorts of conservatives are de-woodworking themselves and jumping on the bash-the-working-class bandwagon. They are coming to the surface because the right wing's Alpha Male of the year has greenlighted (without intending to do so) all the worker-hating rhetoric their side of the nutfarm can muster. Mitt meant to just suck some money out of some fat cats when he made that speech in May. Instead, he's given the Republican Party the permission to show their true face, permission to release all that pent up bile they feel toward anyone who thinks American should make an effort to be fair to everyone who's here.
All that hate coming from the party that not only wraps itself in the flag, but then wraps itself in the Cross to boot. Mitt didn't mean to take off the mask in public, but he's now inspired his followers to come out and take their masks off too. And for that, we should thank him. Republicans loathe anyone who can't afford the country club dues. It's good to be able to see that so nakedly affirmed.
Thanks, Mitt. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Mitt Romney has performed a great service to America (Original post)
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Response to Bucky (Original post)
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:53 PM
DissidentVoice (749 posts)
1. The GOP have been very good...
...at taking bullshit, wrapping it in God, Guns, Guts and the Flag, and selling it to the electorate.
The problem is, underneath the pretty wrapping, it's still bullshit.
I'd amend your statement - the GOP hates anyone that doesn't look like them, worship like them, love like them or go down the jolly old country club like them.
Response to Bucky (Original post)
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
Shitty Mitty (138 posts)
3. Republicans loathe just about everyone
All that hate coming from the party that not only wraps itself in the flag, but then wraps itself in the Cross to boot.
And don't forget the copy of Atlas Shrugged