Not only are we racists, we are assassins now and Sarah Palin is Randy Weaver; WTF?
Let me state for the record that I absolutely detest Barack Obama, not because of his skin color, but because he is consolidating power inside the executive branch at breathtaking speed, among numerous other negative qualities, two of which are his stunning lack of experience at anything except reading a teleprompter and knocking his opponents off the ballot. What is happening right now with the labeling of protesters is that same “removal from the ballot” maneuver.
It is NOT his job to control these: T.A.R.P., The Banks, The Car Companies, Czars, The US Census, etc. It is un-American to ask Americans to report each other to a White House email address. It is un-American to gather information from government website visitors. This man is not a leader and is not qualified to be POTUS. I do not even have to go near the birther issue to make my case. I will stick with the million bucks this guy has paid Perkins Coie to keep ALL of his records sealed. That is enough proof for me that he is trying to hide something, and I and thousands of Americans want to know what that actual is. I personally do not think wanting to know why he has spent all that money to keep his records sealed is a “radical” position, and it certainly is not backed up with any type of firearm; so Jean can just shut the hell up on that assassination point.
Now we get to listen to Jean Damu equate Sarah Palin with Randy Weaver of Ruby Ridge, and who seems to believe that we who protest the fascist policies of this administration want to assassinate him. NOTHING could be farther from the truth. I want to see Barack Obama, his wife, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman and any other minion, including any traitorous republicans dragged from the White House and Capitol Hill IN HANDCUFFS after a full investigation to see what has actually occurred inside the White House and our government over the last 6 months! I want cameras in the courtrooms of their traitor trials. I want every single non-representative to uphold their oath to the Constitution and I want them to apologize to all of us everyday Americans for the insane name-calling! I want all of the money that has been drained from our personal coffers, in hopes of breaking our spirit and making us more malleable to control, RETURNED IMMEDIATELY!
Recently we have been informed that President Obama has received more death threats in a shorter period of time than any president since the organizing of the Secret Service in the immediate aftermath of the Lincoln assassination.
The recent violent and furious protests by armed sign carriers at town-hall meetings, called to discuss health care reforms, recalled not so much democratic discussions New England used to be famous for as distant white protests against civil rights reforms. Cartoons disparaging the President and his family bring to mind an earlier time when blacks were routinely ridiculed in the nation’s press. The Rush Limbaughs, Glenn Becks, Lou Dobbs, Anne Coulters, Sean Hannitys, etc., who routinely pollute the television and radio airwaves, have proven themselves true acolytes of the 1930s fascist Father Coughlin, the “Father of Hate Radio,” and are themselves the oracles of hate television. Like the “birthers,” those delusional white folks who so hate the idea of a black president that they invent their own “reality” in the form of fake birth certificates and claim the president wasn’t born in the U.S. and therefore is ineligible to be president. Protesters carrying signs calling for the death of Obama, Michelle and the children, black politicians’ offices being painted with swastikas, the president labeled a Nazi, a communist, and Republican Party threats that similar tactics will be used in upcoming debates on immigration reform; all this against a national media backdrop of a full television menu, ranging from Whale Wars and Dog the Bounty Hunter to the First 48, has reinforced television viewing that promotes racial and ethnic intolerance. The tinder box of political tensions is ignited and simmering.
This is the “democracy at work” that a handful of white liberals, notably including San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, dismiss not only as harmless but productive.
Mayor Newsom and others seem not to recognize a new downward ratcheting of Republican Party strategists; a downward spiral from the so-called “southern strategy” of the Nixon years and beyond, when the Republicans manipulated white fears toward civil rights gains for African-Americans and others to a newer and even more mean-spirited strategy that could be called the Randy Weaver recruitment plan.
Randy Weaver was the evangelical, former Green Beret, Aryan-nation-sympathizing nut who was in a shootout standoff with the federal government in 1992 at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
Though few invoke Randy Weaver’s name, the allusions could not be clearer.
The hatred and anger we see spewing forth at the health care “discussions” (and which we are led to believe will be duplicated at any immigration reform discussions) is based on a fundamental mistrust of government that was first fueled during the civil rights movement and gradually stoked to its current white heat intensity by the Howard Jarvis-Paul Gann-like tax reform initiatives that spread across the nation in the late 1970’s. These tax reform initiatives helped lay the basis for the current fiscal crises now experienced by virtually every public political entity in the nation.
Many within the Republican Party appear appalled at what’s happening. However, anyone who’s followed the career and seemingly inexplicable popularity of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Randy Weaver in pumps, witnessed the ease with which she describes herself as a “redneck woman,” and notes the racist populist enthusiasm of her denigration of the federal government can see that a sizeable portion of the Republican Party has gone far beyond what senior Republican strategist Ed Rollins lamented on election night past when he said, “We’ve become the party of the deep south.”
In 2008, the Republican Party at its national convention of 2,500 delegates, boasted 75 African-American delegates. [Numbers of Latino delegates appear not to be available.] In addition to proving that white folks have no monopoly on political self-delusion, these numbers reflect how totally and absolutely the Republican Party is out of step with modern needs of the multi-racial electorate of the U.S.
Those charged with securing the safety of the president say all that is needed to set of a conflagration (presumably a euphemism for the unthinkable) is a spark.
Meanwhile from the Left, there is barely a whisper. From those who were so quick just a year ago to accuse Michigan Congress member John Conyers of treason for not attempting to impeach Bush, there is virtual silence. Significant numbers of black progressives engage in studious navel gazing as they debate whether or not Obama is good for black people. Organized labor, at a time when it could have tremendous influence in charting a progressive path, is disorganized.
There is no joy or delight cataloguing the darkness that seems to be descending on the U.S. political scene. However, the atmosphere has now become so charged, it is rarely possible to criticize Obama on his weaknesses and failures, without adding fuel to the fire in progress.
If the unthinkable should become real, that would surely unravel the American project as we know it.
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?