Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Repugnican wingnuts, socialism, hatred, violence, Obama
On November 4, the American people rejected them and their so-called "conservative values." The American people rejected the politics of conservatism and unregulated capitalism which are responsible for driving our nation to spiritual despair and economic collapse.
But the Repugnicans still continue to parrot the same old bullshit in a misguided and downright frightening attempt to regain their power by wreaking further destruction on the country.
Here's how it's working out. GOP congresspeople have en masse rejected bipartisanship. They have rejected even a semblance of concern for America's working men and women -- the poor and the middle-class. They have, as a group, attempted to paint Obama and his administration with the "socialist" brush, knowing full well that many people in this country, ignorant as to the nuances of socialism, will react negatively to our new president.
Jim DeMint, Repugnican nogoodnik from South Carolina called Obama "the world's best salesman of socialism."
But he went further than that, echoing other Repugnican nogoodniks, by threatening violence. DeMint told the fruitcakes at CPAC conservatives may have to "take to the streets to stop America's slide into socialism."
John Boehner, the weepy Repugnican nogoodnik from Ohio, said Obama's budget proposal was "one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment."
Mitch McConnell, Repugnican nogoodnik Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky, claims that Obama is attempting "to basically Europeanize America."
And at the CPAC affair, Mike Pence, a Repugnican nogoodnik from Indiana, propounded that Obama's economic agenda was nothing more than "European-style socialism."
(cf. Think Progress)
Richard A. Stitt, in an article at BuzzFlash, titled "The Insanity and Depravity of the GOP," is astounded that "with our country in a deep recession, the GOP is taking a political path to self-incineration grounded forever in tax cuts, mainly for the richest Americans. ...
"...eight years of Bush pronouncements of no new taxes, six of which were during a virtually veto-free Republican-controlled U.S. Congress, the Bush-GOP policies not only failed to create jobs and income but also in fact caused the loss of both income and jobs for average American workers in each year of Bush's tenure in the White House.
"Yet astonishingly, after the November 4 election in which the Republicans lost the presidency and seats in both houses of Congress, the Republican response to the gargantuan economic collapse that they created is to repeat over and over the bromide that tax cuts are the answer to the economic catastrophe."
That, is because, they are afraid of "socialism." Heh. Heh.
But it gets much, much worse, and violence is in the air!
Stitt goes on to note that the RNC Chair, Michael Steele, told CPAC the stimulus package was "nothing short of frightening."
Michelle Bachmann, the freaky wingnut from Minnesota yelled out, "Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man!"
Bachmann is the mental midget who thinks "that minorities, specifically black minorities, were responsible for the current financial crisis."
Then John Bolton, Bush's unconfirmed ambassador to the UN told a real funny: "an attack on Chi-town would teach Obama a lesson."
Stitt asks "What is it about these Latter Day Republicans who seem obsessed with guns, violence, and conflict? We recall that Bolton also joked that if you blew off 10 floors of [the] UN building in New York, it wouldn't make a difference. Another GOP wacko, Alan Keyes, stated that Barack Obama is a 'radical communist' who 'must be stopped.' Sean Hannity, inveterate Republican Fox News advocate for violence, has a Web site instigating the violent overthrow of our government and supports armed rebellion to oust Barack Obama.
Then "There's the right-wing Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper, the New York Post, depicting two policemen standing over a chimpanzee's body shot dead, with a caption that Democrats would have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill. Clearly, this was a call to incite any number of Screech Radio's army ant colonies of 'lone wolves' to assassinate President Barack Obama. It cannot be interpreted any other way. There is no ambiguity in the Post's inflammatory political cartoon."
One responder to Stitt's article had this to say:
"The Republican party's shameful display of hatred, ignorance and selfishness is shocking. Rush Limbaugh's mindless raving is referred to on CNN as ' a rousing speech' and infers that Limbaugh represents the new face of the Republican party. If that is the face of the party, I would hate to see its ass. In my 77 years, I have never seen anything as treasonous, threatening, and dangerous as the CPAC participates and their reaction to Obama and liberals."
There's more yet. Steven Benen, writing for the Washington Monthly, tells of the crazy conspiracy theorists who continue to question Obama's birth status. He quotes Ben Smith:
"Out of the gaze of the mainstream and even the conservative media is a flourishing culture of advocates, theorists and lawyers, all devoted to proving that Barack Obama isn't eligible to be president of the United States. Viewed as irrelevant by the White House, and as embarrassing by much of the Republican Party, the subculture still thrives from the conservative website WorldNetDaily, which claims that some 300,000 people have signed a petition demanding more information on Obama's birth ...
"Their confinement to the fringe hasn't cooled the passion of believers; the obscure New York preacher James Manning turned up at a National Press Club session in December to declare the president 'the most notorious criminal in the history, not just of America, but of this entire planet.'" [Emphasis mine]
Benen says this worries some conservatives. Maybe. Benen mentions Michael Medved who thinks the "Birthers" are "crazy, nutburger, demagogue, money-hungry, exploitative, irresponsible, filthy conservative impostors," who are "the worst enemy of the conservative movement."
Actually, I think he's wrong. These crazy, nutburgers, demagogues, filthy impostors, etc., ARE the conservative movement. The conservative movement, which I've no use for in any reincarnation, has been co-opted by the nutcases and is being led down the primrose path by Rush Limbaugh and friends who are advocating a violent overthrow of the government, hinting quite directly that the assassination of the president would be a good thing.
They are not just nutcases: they are in truth, treasonous scum.
Steven Benen, in another article, notes that "Tom DeLay, Rick Santorum, and Michelle Malkin have joined the Limbaugh-inspired group of conservatives who are publicly hoping that President Obama fails."
Benen describes how Erick Erickson's Red State blog carries an article "I Too Want Barack Obama to Fail," which prompts other wacko wingnuts to "rally behind the campaign to undermine the president.
Then, it gets simply ridiculous. We've already seen a short time ago, how one congressperson, Republican Phil Gringrey, by name, who had criticized Rush Limbaugh, came crawling on his knees begging the almighty Rush to forgive him.
Now Michael Steele, the RNC chair is doing the same thing! A few days ago, Steele told CNN that "Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh -- his whole thing is entertainment. He has this incendiary -- yes, it's ugly."
Oops. Steele almost immediately backtracked! Frightened to the core, and trembling in anticipation of Limbaugh's wrath, Steele began mumbling about how he didn't really mean it, and I'm sorry. Omigod, please forgive me, Mr. Rush. "It was one of those things where I [was] thinking I was saying one thing, and it came out differently." Omigod, please forgive me, Mr. Rush. I'll do anything, Mr. Rush."
And so the man Steele, made of mud, crumbled: "My intent was not to go after Rush -- I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh..."
It's all so sad.
If Obama should fail, or it anything happens to our president, the blame must be cast at the feet of Limbaugh, Hannity, Santorum, Malkin, Coulter, Cantor, Boehner, McConnell, Steele, and all the other Repugnican nogoodniks who live, not for the good of the country, but for the power they have lost but still covet, and for which they will exercise literally any means to regain.