Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hate for the Holidaze

I think the Presidential election broke something in the 'mind' of the far right - their rhetoric has gotten even more vicious than usual:

Crooks and Liars bring us this nugget: (go listen)

Jim Quinn yesterday on The War Room with Quinn & Rose:

You know, I was thinking about this. You know, if you were a slave in the old South, what did you get as a slave? You got free room and board, you got free money, and you got rewarded for having children because that was just, you know, tomorrow's slave. So, you got a free house, you got free money, and you got rewarded for having children. Can I ask a question? How's that different from welfare? You get a free house, you get free food, and you get rewarded for having children. Oh, wait a minute, hold on a second. There is a difference: The slave had to work for it.

Yeah, that was the difference. Right.

This raises the question: Are the wingnuts coming so unhinged they are losing any contact with reality?

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I would say... 'becoming more unhinged' - their political landscape just had the equivalent of a rhetorical Hurricane Katrina go rampaging across it - with forecasts of four more years of 'bad weather,' and their own philosophy doesn't allow showing any weakness. Basements all over America must be echoing to howls of anguish... kind of like bad remakes of 'Streetcar Named Desire' - Steeellllaaaaa!!!!

3 comments:

Mumzee said...

I'm not (quite) old enough to remember slavery but I don't recall hearing about slaves being given money! They lived in hovels almost as good as those occupied by the chickens and they ate the garbage from the masters' tables. The wing-nuts are so out of touch that they imagine slavery like some of the movies they have seen and THEY WANT IT BACK!

ToLo said...

Sociopaths, every one of them: Bill O'Really, Rush Lame-baugh, Sean InsHannity, and the rest. How else can you explain people who hate for a living, for the sole purpose of lining their own pockets?

Kaye Fissinger said...

There were Democrats and then there were Southern Democrats. When signing the Civil Rights Act, LBJ said, "We've lost the south for a generation." The Southern Democrats morphed into Republicans. Johnson was both right and wrong. It's two generations.

The South was the birthplace of the fundamentalism of property rights. Owning people was central to this mindset.