Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pulling Out All The Stops

A friend of ours clued us in on an interesting article called "Republicans, Religion and the Triumph of Unreason"--you can read it HERE--which talks about how the Republicans can, and will, do anything and everything to discredit Barack Obama.

And it just isn't about party politics and upon which side of the aisle your bread is buttered, it fringes and hinges upon racism. The plain and simple fact that it's a Black man in the White House. Seriously, think of what has been said about Obama since he began his run for the presidency.
  • It was hinted that he was a mob rule, gangster Chicago politician.
  • It was said he was--and many think still is--a Muslim.
  • It was said he was a member of a black church that hates white people.
  • It was said that he was born in Kenya.
  • It was said that Hawaiian authorities conspired to have his birth certificate faked so he could be president.

It all sounds crazy until you realize that a majority of Republicans and Southerners firmly believe that Obama is not an American citizen, or say they just don't know for sure. They want him to answer questions about his citizenship even though evidence to the fact that Obama is a citizen has been front and center since his campaign began. I think, for many Republicans and Southerners, it is the unspoken rule that a black man really isn't an American citizen, and could never be one; America is white, or so they'd like you to believe. A black man telling the white man what to do. A black man offering change to this country, working to keep our economy strong and our country safe. A. Black. Man.

What else could explain the huge fight and the flood of misinformation about health care? The Republicans use their old George W. Bush fear tactic to feed the frenzy of the populace. They spread misinformation and outright lies so that the issue isn't health care, the issue is Barack Obama. Scare the people, and they will fall in line; it worked before. We all goosestepped along with W and his Mob because we were told that we were in danger. Now the republicans are at it again. Scare us with images of death panels.

Yet the facts are quite simple, and they cannot be disputed:

"The US is the only major industrialised country that does not provide regular healthcare to all its citizens. Instead, they are required to provide for themselves - and 50 million people can't afford the insurance. As a result, 18,000 US citizens die every year needlessly, because they can't access the care they require. That's equivalent to six 9/11s, every year, year on year. Yet the Republicans have accused the Democrats who are trying to stop all this death by extending healthcare of being "killers" - and they have successfully managed to put them on the defensive."

The Republicans want you to believe that Obama and the Democrats want to kill grandma, yet the Republicans themselves don't want to help the nearly 20,000 Americans each year who die because they don't have access to health care. Who do you trust?

The Republicans say that Obama wants to force people to have living wills declaring their "expiration" date and yet all those same Republicans, Plain, Gingrich, Limbaugh to name a few, have said that living wills are good. Now, and only now, they change their tone to one of fear.

Obama will kill you. Be afraid of him because he's different; he's a Muslim; he's an illegal; he hates white people; he isn't one of us. Be afraid; he's a black man. I say be afraid of those people who continue to spread fear; ask yourselves why they do it? For the betterment of the country? Or for the betterment of their party?


"However strange it seems, the Republican Party really is spinning off into a bizarre cult who believe Barack Obama is a baby-killer plotting to build death panels for the grannies of America. Their new slogan could be - shrill, baby, shrill."

Think. Don't let the Republicans do it for you.


RAD said...

great post...INDEED! Think!! Isnt it all so crazy....I just hope is all works out I think Mr Obama is doing a great job..As well as can be expected with the circumstances so far....

Beth said...

There's a new group putting up Facebook ads to send Palin a message concerning her lies about the "death panels." It's real quick to do so:


frogponder said...

They lost my parents long before this silliness started. Thank goodness. I think my Dad would explode with the current state of affairs.

lelocolon said...

They are just so racists. But lets see I am waiting for something nasty to happen at one of those town meetings. Like when the old lady in McCain's rally mentioning that Obama was an arab and he had to correct it.

Wonder Man said...

This is horribe

Joy said...

At least McCain tried to stop those people from making threats and also explained things to some of them. The others incite them and make it even worse.

Anonymous said...

Only an idiot can link Obama to Hitler. They should study history first, stupid ignorants.Greetings from Vienna/Austria