I was very proud of the Presidents maintaining calm composure last night. I’m sure that its pretty hard to debate a liar. Watching Mitt Romney last night frustrated the hell out of me! But I expected Romney to be “less than forthcoming” during this debate. What I didn’t expect was the reaction from the “left”. They conceded to the conservatives, never once challenging the lies! They deemed Romney “the winner” because he bullied. He was rude, obnoxious, and self-pretentious. How are we to teach our children to be honest and polite, always exhibiting integrity if they see folks celebrating the exact opposite!? Once again, the Liberals disappoint.
I recently met a loyal Tea Party supporter who hates the President, loves Rush Limbugh, and complains that HER friends call her racist. She insist that neither her, or the Tea Party have any racial biases. She appeared to be genuinely concerned about her friends accusations. I, personally, don’t know this young lady. She’s a friend and co-worker of my sister who, by the way, had no knowledge of her Tea Party affiliation until this recent conversation. My first inclination was to engage with this young lady and point out the obvious. But, I decided against wasting my time. Honestly, can an admitted loyal fan of R. Limbaugh not be a bigot? Is “guilt by association” an unfair assumption? While asking myself these questions, the “ugly truth” hit me like a ton of bricks! Whether she’s racist or obstinately ignorant was inconsequential. Frankly, her political and cultural views are dangerous. And the worst thing that i could have done was to sit in silence. I am witnessing her “Tea Party” slowly chipping away our Democracy! So, I challenged her “States Rights”, anti-Big Government ideology. And questioned her stance on Womens Rights, Affordable Health Care, and LGBT Rights. I asked her if she supported the POTUS Jobs bill and keeping Student Loan interest rates below 4%. Of course, I debunked all of her Right Wing talking points and bombarded her with a list of President Obama’s accomplishments. I’m not so naive that I believe I can change her views. That does’t mean that I’ll stop trying, when all else fails “hope” remains. (Lol) But seriously, I realize the Tea Party’s ostensible concern about Government “over-reach” is nothing more than a guise. And, I’m aware of the hate and bigotry that lurks beneath the “Big Government” charade. Silence is not an option.
I believe that knowledgeable, reasonable, and caring citizenry are the Majority of this nation, albeit a few well intended misinformed and misguided souls. Nevertheless, I think most folks (like myself) recognize and understand the right-wing/tea party coded messaging. We know that our Federal Government and Government employees play an important role in our society. By the by, we are not a nation founded on Christian principal, contrariwise, we are a Secular nation that governs via Law! Therefore, consistently and persistently countering this ridiculous Tea Party mantra will be profoundly revealing. So, using Facts as a tool to bulwark through the conservative Teavangelical hypocrisies and lies exposes their true nature and agenda. A nature ensconced in -ist and -isms and an agenda that would transform this country into a nation of oligarchs and proletariat. In other words, no middle class. Unfortunately many within this tea party fail to understand that they will also suffer the same fate. Yes, that is very frustrating! But, lets convert that frustration into passion and use that passionate energy to shame the hypocrites, the liars, the bigots, and yes, the profligates. Lets bombastically shame them. And, continuously shame them. Shame them everyday, at every opportunity, until we shame them back down to the under belly of society. Where they belong!
Please allow me to offer an apologia with my introduction.
I am not an experienced Blogger, nor am I a Pundit. My reasons for writing are cathartic, not to impose my views on others. So, for the sake of brevity, I am not attempting to offend, or be offensive. I am, simply, using my blog as an means to empty my brain of the constant cultural and political rhetoric. However, because this rhetoric has become disturbingly vitriolic, it has awakened my inner beast.
Therefore, I do feel compelled to voice my opinions. And, I will rant and harangue against racism, bigotry, and the injustice that results from the aforementioned. I will point out demagoguery, sycophancy, and misogyny. And, i will do this, not only as a means to exhale, but also a way to be heard.
I am an ordinary working class citizen. I am witnessing a very elegiac societal discourse. And, in the words of very reasonable and wise man known as Elon James White, I am Not amused.
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