Feb 6, 2011

Right-wingers continue violent and hateful false rhetoric against their favorite boogieman

The right-wingers have no intention of toning down their violent and hateful false rhetoric, and in fact they have doubled down on it for their favorite boogieman, self-made billionaire and humanitarian George Soros.

I’m on the email list of a scumbag group called the “tax day tea party,” and they are going after Soros for a column he wrote in the Washington Post on the Middle East and the situation in Egypt.

It’s hilarious they call him “billionaire Marxist George Soros,” when he did as much to defeat Communism as anyone by funding dissident movements behind the iron curtain. But what is really troubling is they have established a web site to raise even more campaign cash called “Enemy of the State.”
Enemy of the state? Please. I get it you don’t like the fact that he contributes to Democrats, but enemy of the state? It’s even more disturbing that they have a photo of President Obama, and they claim it was because of Soros that U.S. Senate candidate and Teabagger Sharon Angle of Nevada lost in November.

The fact is it has more with her with saying crazy BS like unemployment benefits “spoil” the citizenry” in one of her rare interview with the real press, and she thinks people enjoy being unemployed in a state with the highest unemployment rate in the country.

The tea bagger email takes one paragraph out context of a well-written and thought out paragraph on the situation in Egypt to attack him.

"The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks."
Even out of context, that paragraph makes sense.

The right’s hatred of Soros is making them more irrational than normal, and calling someone something as stupid as an “enemy of the state” can do no one any good.


Anonymous said...

The Christian Taliban is gaining more and more ground and more and more access to political power. Until now, that has been the difference between them and the Muslim Taliban. Ironically, of course, they are anything but Christian, but the Christianity they profess is more akin to a neo-Levitical cultism (my term) than anything even remotely resembling the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Hopefully more and more of them marginalize themselves, and the Republican party fires up the bilge pumps, stops the leaks, and takes a stand for rational, reasoned, logical approaches to government and governing -- distancing themselves from these hate-filled, violent people.

Communications guru said...

Well said.