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Righteous Indignation

April 28, 2011

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.

Right where a piece of shit belongs

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2011 10:17 am

    Other progressive sites suggest, substantiated by ever-constant polling, that The Donald’s attraction has already peaked and support is slipping. A healthy ego seems to be an absolute requirement to run for public office but, by that measure, Donald Trump could run for several offices at the same time.

    Watching him speak (only because his profanity-laced speech in Las Vegas was big news), I was struck by his resemblance to an idealized evangelical preacher – the ridiculous hairstyle, the nutty gesturing…the fascination with Trump has proved to be even briefer than the flirtation with Palin (I know that’s not entirely over yet, but our Sarah is a spent force politically).

    Republicans are in a bad way. Romney is the most reasoned among them, and he’s not only unelectable, he’s left such a minefield of reversals and missteps behind him that the Democrats’ dossier on him must be approaching the thickness of Clinton’s for the Republicans. If by some miracle he were the Republican candidate, he’d never dare debate Obama; there’d be too many opportunities for “That’s what you believe? Really? You see, because you said….”

    I’d like to think some day the GOP will shake its collective head and marvel at the craziness that overtook the party during this decade of debacles, and shudder at their cozying up to the mentally damaged like Donald Trump as well as the narcissistic applause junkies like Sarah Palin. But in order for that to happen, America must first pull out of its power dive.

    • May 4, 2011 7:52 pm

      Spot on, as usual Mark. The Republican brand is looking pretty shabby these days. Their base has gone so far down the rabbit hole that they can’t even hope to get a sane candidate through the primaries. But never under estimate the depths they will go to win. This coming election year is going to be really, really nasty.

      • May 5, 2011 12:15 pm

        So far (barring the late emergence of a charismatic, rational conservative who is either not crazy or has learned to hide his/her madness, and has not said or done anything too loopy in the past), the only “credible” (the necessary looseness of that usage applies) candidates who are not hopelessly tainted are Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The latter would have to refuse to debate Obama, to avoid the inevitable, “Is that what you believe? Really? See, I ask because only last (insert month here), you said…” Romney has reversed himself, sometimes several times, on every major issue, and could not speak out against Health Care Reform because it is too similar to the plan he introduced as Governor. He could not bring up jobs, because Massachusetts under his leadership had one of the worst records for unemployment in the nation.

        Huckabee is folksy and humble, but so far hasn’t shown any ability – or plan – to address America’s problems. Obama has a pretty good record in spite of unrelenting Republican obstruction, and would have a fuckin’ GREAT record if not for it.

        The things I dislike Obama for are his futzing around trying for Kumbaya while his majority was eliminated, and signing on to war in Libya, which is a civil matter and none of the west’s business. Everything else is more or less forgiveable. I hope the electorate feels the same way, come next year.

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