We shall overcome the anger and hatred. We shall overcome the ignorant, and bellicose.
I thought that there was a modicum of decency with regard to how to behave when the check is due. Apparently, a portion of our population prefers to act like the scarred rabbits that they are! Rush Limbaugh has decided that he needed to add his own match to the dry tinder of twigs that sit under the caldron of our great melting pot. True to the fear mongering and race baiting Mr. Limbaugh has decided that he can play a minstrel by deciding to air a “parody” that was in the poorest of taste. Furthermore, the scared creature that he is Mr. Limbaugh hides behind an African American writer of the Los Angeles Times to defend his own bad judgment. That is like saying I only threw rocks because he was throwing them. One can reasonably expect that he might give some thought to the offensiveness of the material that he airs. (Then again why should he, he is only a symptom of a larger disease… racism!)
Adding insult to injury is this article: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/rnc-candidate-distributes-controversial-obama-song-2008-12-26.html: See quote below.
“Tennessee Republican RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show. Saltsman, a personal friend of conservative satirist Paul Shanklin, sent a 41-track CD along with a note to national committee members…The CD, called “We Hate the USA,” lampoons liberals with such songs as “John Edwards’ Poverty Tour,” “Wright place, wrong pastor,” “Love Client #9,” “Ivory and Ebony” and “The Star Spanglish banner.”
Wow there is a whole barrel of reconciliation in Mr. Saltsman’s missive to his fellow Republicans. That message seems to be full steam ahead rallying the scarred rabbits with we will never change, we are the party of divisiveness. Is this really the way to solve our problems?
We should not be at war with each other, when we have a so much danger in our midst. We are living through one of the greatest crisis that has ever faced our nation, while fighting two wars. We are spending 12 billion dollars every month (close to one trillion total) in Iraq while Bob Corker and the Republicans fret over 14 Billion to save General Motors and the American auto industry. That is too many workers unable to pay mortgages. How is that going to stimulate the economy? The Soviet Union collapsed while only fighting one war, because they never took care of their own people. We are in a world of hurt and the National Review says go shopping.
Even more amazing writer Mark Steyn claims that European leaders have this message “If you crass, vulgar Americans don’t ramp up the demand, we’re kaput. Unless you get back to previous levels of planet-devastating consumption, the planet is screwed”. Wow, they are old outdated Europeans when there is a war the neocons want but want them as allies when it fits the needs of big business. Go shopping, spend money, hmm where have we heard that line before? Oh yeah, from President Bush in 2006, “The unemployment rate has remained low, at 4.5 percent. A recent report on retail sales shows a strong beginning to the holiday shopping season across the country — and I encourage you all to go shopping more”.
So that’s it then scare people, encourage divisiveness and get the people to open their wallets and charge it, is this really the conservative’s strategy for America!