But he provides an example of the kind of hatred of Obama that exists in this country; a hatred that is frequently race-based, irrational, unreasonable, and very dangerous. I often get the feeling that someone opened the doors of the insane asylum and let all the inmates run loose.
Some of these crazies are well-known. But many are reprehensible nobodies from backwater towns in the southern states - places like Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, etc.
For example, in Lubbock, Texas, a judge predicted last summer that Obama's re-election could lead to a civil war. Another Texan and GOP official said he wants an "amicable divorce" from the "maggots" who voted for Obama. He opined that Vermont and Texas had very little in common. My inclination is to let him go, along with all the other teapot crackpots in Texas and elsewhere. Let Texas become a loony bin, a collection of all the scum in our land. That means, of course, that the good people in Texas will have to find another place to live, but maybe we could help because it would certainly benefit the country as a whole if the crazies had their own place to hide out.
Then there's Ted Nugent, he of foggy voice, a brain deficit, and a job as a mouthpiece for the National Rifle Association, who has concluded Mr. Obama won because "Pimps, whores and welfare brats voted for economic and spiritual suicide."
Ann Coulter just couldn't quite understand what happened, "there is no hope," she said. But she's certain that if her first choice, Chris Christie, had been nominated, the election would have been a different story.
Mary Matalin, who has gone totally off the rails, said that the president was a "political narcissistic sociopath." I wonder if she even knows what that means? Is she angry because he had the audacity to seek a second term?
Victoria Jackson, of SNL fame, wept. "I can't stop crying," she said, weepily. "America died."
The Cincinnati Tea Party also said after the election that the nation was dead. I must have missed that. And ever since I read that comment I've been checking, but I find that America is very much alive.
In Ohio, the Lebanon Tea Party went into mourning following Obama's re-election. We've lost our country, they moaned, and we're going to be a socialist nation within months.
Well, which is it? Is the nation dead or heading toward socialism? And why didn't Obama make us a socialist nation already? I mean he's had four years. If he couldn't do it in four years, how do they think he's going to do it in months?
Ron Johnson, who lost his seat in Wisconsin claimed that Obama won because voters were ignorant. Ignorant of what?
Robert Stacy McCan wrote in the American Spectator that "The list of fools who have brought this disaster upon us certainly will include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the gelatinous [ouch!] clown who (a) hogged up a prime spot at the Republican convention to sing his own praises; (b) embraced Obama as the hero of Hurricane Sandy; and (c) then refused to appear at campaign events in support of Romney's presidential campaign." Christie, says McCan, engaged in a "perfidious betrayal."
Heh, heh. It was all Christie's fault!
Karl Rove, on the other hand, the go-to guy for Republicans who want to engage in devious chicanery to win elections, but really blew this one and about $400 mil of the one percent's cash, said Obama won because he suppressed the vote. No, I'm serious, that's what he said, even as Republicans in almost every state in the Union worked day and night to suppress the vote of those they thought might vote against them.
And the fat addict, Rush Limbaugh, noted sadly that he went to bed thinking "we'd lost the country." I wonder who he includes in that "we" and did he really think that "we" group had owned the country?
Neal Boortz, a syndicated conservative radio talk show host, "twittered" that Obama was the same as al-Qaida. "Congratulate Obama on his victory? Let's congratulate Al Qaeda while we're at it. Same goals." Now someone who writes this is not merely stupid, but also crazy.
I've saved the best for last. Another so-called conservative radio talk show host by name of Michael Graham, opined on FAUX News that Romney lost because the Obama campaign tried to convince female voters that Romney would put them in "rape camps." More insanity!
We have a real problem in the U.S. of A. Although the good guys won this election, we still have a large percentage of people who are not only ignorant but are prejudiced against anything that falls outside of their very limited brain space. These people are not amenable to reason. They listen, day in and day out, to FAUX News, to Limbaugh, to these other radio commentators. And they believe what they see and hear. That means they are never introduced to the truth. Worse, they've been inoculated against the truth.
Ignorance and stupidity reign. Still, Obama won the state of Ohio!
Maybe there is a god?