I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn't call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn't call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.
You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don't know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.
Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.
You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em.
Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don't like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that's not what I am here to tell you.
Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn't worked you are panicking. Obama's approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America's recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its' debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You've used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don't you, it's that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters. You hate Obama with a passion, despite the fact that he is a tax cutting, deficit reducing war President who undermines civil rights and delivers corporate friendly watered down reforms that benefit special interests just like a Republican. You call him a Kenyan. You call him a socialist. You dance with your hatred singing it proudly in the rain like it was a 1950's musical.
Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.
Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.
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Someone check me on this, but has there ever been such a confluence of hate, disparagement and assassination of character and outbreak of obstructionism aimed at a Chief Executive as we have seen in the last five-and-change years since Barack Obama took office? I'm pretty sure I haven't. Yeah, Bill Clinton didn't have the easiest time with them; they even tried to impeach him. Still, Bill somehow managed to work with them and accomplish something. Obama, by comparison, has faced a virtual stone wall of opposition.
It makes me wonder: what are these guys afraid of? Again, check my work, but it sure looks like fear to me. I can't see this coming from anywhere other than fear, for all the vituperation and venom aimed at Mr. Obama, as unprecedented as their actions are. Nonetheless, I think I know where that fear is coming from.
It's coming from the fact that their influence is shrinking. Whether you want to talk about the GOP or the Religious Reich, neither of them are what they were 30 years ago when Ronald Reagan embraced the latter for the sake of the former to create a marriage of convenience between the two of them. That was their heyday, but that day is long past.
Eight years under the ineptitude of George W. Bush did the Republican party no favors. The McCain & Palin Show helped not in the slightest, any more than Romney's off-handed remarks about the "47 percent" did. Add the internet and its scrutiny and matters only get worse, but it's not just that. They're scared that they're falling out of the majority ... and so it may be. Protestant christians have already dropped below the 50% mark and continue to fall. Numbers of Latinos and African-Americans are on the rise in the US; so are the "nones" and with them, us dreaded, terrible-awful atheists. Our numbers, our attitude, and our tolerance for those not like us are displacing the white-bread, bible-thumping, right-leaning rabble who thought their entitlement to domination of the culture of America was somehow written in stone.
News Bulletin: it wasn't.
You know my next question! May I Twitter it?
And you know the answer, Joan! Rock on!
And while we're at it, consider the following:
Brava!!! I posted to Twitter with attribution to you.
I can squeeze it into an internet radio show.
The God Virus must compensate for the Hatred.