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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-05 07:20 AM
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The French are the new Ruskie Communists?
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Edited on Tue Aug-02-05 07:55 AM by The Backlash Cometh
Have you caught on to how Republicans are using the term "French" for anything to justify their right-wing hatreds? Stewart should make a parody about these things because it's become so laughable.

I bumped into two relatives this summer which I hadn't seen in years and some of their logic, was well, I'm being kind to call it logic. One is living in Palm Beach County, Florida and he and his Tennessee wife are heading for the hills before the riots begin. Their words. They've been hearing so much grumbling lately that they fear a backlash from the left if Bush's drip, drip problems become a deluge -- I guess they think they're at ground zero if it's discovered that the stolen election was one of many right-wing conspiracies. Anyway, they didn't know anything about the Rove leak when I told them about it a few weeks ago. It was just blowing up in the media that weekend. He didn't know anything about it, but he latched onto the one thing that was familiar: The Niger report. He said, "Yeah, and I hear it came from France", as if the Bush Administration had fallen victim to a French plot and that excused everything.

The second cousin was even scarier. We tried to keep politics out of our visit, but sure enough, he got around to it and I understood, that for him, there was nothing that Bush could do wrong in the Middle East because this man truly believed that there is a need to annihilate all the Muslims from Africa. He was very careful to pick his words, "Look at who is giving us trouble in Africa, "They're black, they're muslims and they speak FRENCH!" The other carefully parsed words were, "Islam plans to dominate the world, it's them against everyone else." But I know he meant...against Christians."

Anyways, do you think that right-wingers realize how incredibly shallow they are when they just throw in the word "France or French" to justify their hatred?
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