Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and Anti-Americanism


We've heard this phrase thrown around a lot lately, particularly after the last debate. John McCain was the first to hint at it when he suggested that Barack Obama's response to the oft mentioned, "Joe The Plumber" smacked of Socialism. Next up was Sarah Palin who on October 16 said at a rally, "We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation." Finally, there was Minnesota Representative and stepford wife in waiting, Michelle Bachmann who when asked by Hardball Host, Chris Matthews if Barack Obama has anti-American views, replied, "I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views."

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Definition of Anti-Americanism: an opposition or hostility to the people, culture or policies of the United States.

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The message here is that Barack Obama and those who support him, which by the way is likely to be a winning majority, are somehow less than full Americans because why? More people are engaging in the political process because they want America to fail? I take time to write about important topics because I hate America? And how about Barack Obama? He advocates for greater access to health care, ending war in Iraq, providing additional support for efforts in Afghanistan, tax breaks for people making under $250,000 year, for greater regulation and safeguards in the banking industry, and greater personal responsibility, because he's against American values?

Hello right wing idiots, these ARE American values!

I have had about as much as I can take of the Republican right wing and their radical Christian counterparts. I am as sick of them as I am of radical Islam. I am tired of people like Michelle Bachmann who wave the flag while supporting policies and programs that disenfranchise people and try to take away their rights. I've had my fill of them throwing labels like anti-American or socialist on people who disagree with them. And their hypocrisy has me to the point of vomiting. They've made a mess of America and we're left with wild budget deficits, runaway energy prices, an economy in near ruin and terrible standing in the international community.

It's as though they've left a burning bag of dog crap on the doorstep and gotten us to step in it. I'll help clean up their mess, but I'll be damned if I'm going to take their abuse while I do it.

So enough is enough. John McCain. You helped to create this mess and you did it for the second time. You know damn well that you advocated in the 1980s on behalf of Charles Keating and twenty years later you've learned nothing from the experience. Net result? The financial industry is a disaster. Sarah Palin, you can talk about anti-American parts of the country all you want, but your husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a separatist organization. You spoke at their convention and congratulated them on their work. How dare you imply that we are anything less than pro-American? Michelle Bachmann you were quoted as saying, "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America." Be assured that they are going to start by focusing the white hot spotlight on you. And you better get used to the phrase, "Michelle Bachmann, one term member of Congress."

To quote an old Seinfeld episode, "It's go time." If you are as tired as I am at having your patriotism questioned by our elected officials, it's time to act. Call them, e-mail them, write about them to your friends, support their opponents and by all means vote against them.

Enough is enough. The gloves are off.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One comment, more to follow.

Calling Obama, McCain, or Bush a socialist is a waste of time--they all are.

See a real socialist Hugo Chavez on Bush:


It’s is pretty sad when the world’s most famous socialist Hugo Chavez starts saying that the leader of the supposed free market U.S. is a leftist. What is more troubling is that his words are not quite that far from the truth.

CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mocked George W. Bush as a “comrade” on Wednesday, saying the U.S. president was a hard-line leftist for his government’s intervention of major private banks in the U.S. financial crisis.

Chavez, who calls capitalism an evil and ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, ridiculed Bush for his plan for the federal government to take equity in American banks despite the U.S. right-wing’s criticism of Venezuelan nationalizations.

“Bush is to the left of me now,” Chavez told an audience of international intellectuals debating the benefits of socialism. “Comrade Bush announced he will buy shares in private banks.”

We’re all socialists now, apparently. McCain pays lip service to free markets then votes in the opposite direction. Obama is quite blatantly socialist leaning. Capitalism is breathing its last air.

The American nationalized ice cream truck is coming by your house ringing its anti-liberty bell… ding ding ding… what flavor of socialism would you like today?


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