A day has now passed since our first black President released his long-form birth certificate in response to howling from the cesspool of right-wing racists we now call “the Republican base”, and I can’t seem to shake the growing rage and disgust I’m feeling over this whole disgraceful mess.
For any of you who may have missed it, here’s the powerful response from Baratunde.
I just can’t seem to come to grips with this.
I’m not black, so I can’t say I have any idea how this feels to a black person, but I know fucking injustice when I see it. I think this whole goddamn episode is so fucking infuriating to me because birtherism is so utterly mindless and easily identified as the overtly racist bullshit attack that it is, and yet here we are having to defend our President against this shit slinging from the worst kind of people in the world.
Our friend DCMartin over at Pass The Doucheys also said it very well.
I don’t see racism around every corner. I don’t think “The Man” is out to get me. I think the America my children are growing up in is a world away from what is was when my soon-to-be 100 year old Grandmother was a child, and I think it’s good. America is a good country, full of good people, but there are those who would like to see it return to times that were not so pretty.While their numbers may not be large, their voices are getting louder, and they have the ear of a lot of people who already have or aspire to have power. There will always be racists in the world, and I don’t let them bother me…… much. But this has been bothering me, and the arrogance of Donald Trump was like a punch in the gut to me and to a lot of people, of all colors. This man, with his “great relationship with the blacks”, showed his true face today and so did the people he caters to – and the faces are not pretty. They are ugly and hateful, and they are a reminder that while the days my Grandmother knew are gone, they are definitely NOT forgotten. For some, they ARE the good old days, and that’s the America they want back.I don’t want that back.Do you?
The only words I can find today are:
Fuck you Donald Trump, you greedy, soulless, coward fuck. Fuck you.