posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 06:59 PM
A this point in the discussion, I can only deduct that the OP is trolling for stars/flags by pandering to the lowest denominator. To say that the
left is now "embracing" the slime that's regularly flung in American politics is downright laughable.
At the risk of tilting at windmills, allow me to point out some of the most recent examples of right-wing hatemongering/fearmongering/lies/etc - and
these all came from people that are regarded by the Republican leadership as "mouthpieces of the party" - Glen Beck, Limbaugh, Boortz, and some
(Cribbed from sites around the web...)
- Glen Beck called Rosie O'Donnell a "fat witch," claimed that O'Donnell has "blubber ... just pouring out of her eyes," and asked, "Do you
know how many oil lamps we could keep burning just on Rosie O'Donnell fat?"
- Beck said: "Hillary Clinton cannot be elected president because ... there's something about her vocal range." He went on to say, "There's
something about her voice that just drives me -- it's not what she says, it's how she says it," adding, "She is like the stereotypical -- excuse
the expression, but this is the way to -- she's the stereotypical bitch, you know what I mean?"
- Beck said to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim ever elected to Congress: "OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. ... With
that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, 'Let's cut and run.' And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with
you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' "
- Neal Boortz asked his audience: "I want you to think for think for a moment of how incompetent and stupid and worthless, how -- that's right, I
used those words -- how incompetent, how ignorant, how worthless is an adult that can't earn more than the minimum wage? You have to really, really,
really be a pretty pathetic human being to not be able to earn more than the human wage. Uh -- human, the minimum wage.
- On the February 1 edition of his radio show, Limbaugh responded to a Reuters report on a University of Chicago study that found that "a majority of
young blacks feel alienated form today's government" by asserting: "Why would that be? The government's been taking care of them their whole
- After reading extensively from an American Thinker column smearing Obama, Limbaugh said on June 26 that Obama is "more African in his roots than he
is American" and is "behaving like an African colonial despot."
- Audra Shay, a 38 year old military veteran and mother from Louisiana was running for chairman of the national Young Republicans. Some months ago,
she moderated a session on her Facebook page where a participant called Obama "a commie and a mad coon." Shay's response to the young man was to
urge him on. "You tell em Eric," she said.
- Huckabee campaign manager Chip Saltsman sending a CD including the cute song "Barack the Magic Negro" as a Christmas gift to the members of the
Republican National Committee last year.
I could go on, and on, and on for pages.... Simply put - this has long been a cornerstone of the 'conservative' movement.
[edit on 13-10-2009 by shrike071]