|A Tea Bagger practicing sedition in front of the White House|
Hey folks, I've held my powder for long enough on this one. I know that quite a few of my followers, friends, family and neighbors are of the conservative Republican bent. Even of the far "wing nut" bent. Of course I am not of that bent, never was. For many years, I was also a conservative Republican. In fact, the first time I voted for president I voted for Barry Goldwater (1964). But my conservative Republican "bent" changed when I watched Pat Buchanan give his "culture war" speech at the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston Texas. A chill ran down my spine when I saw all the "good Republicans" in the audience cheer on Buchanan's hate filled divisive speech against anybody who was different than straight, white folks. Seeing those well dressed and WHITE Republican convention goers reminded me of the "good Germans" who cheered Hitler on even as he and his evil henchmen were planning the Final Solution against Jews. As Edmund Burke said "The Only Thing for the Triumph of Evil is for Good Men to Do Nothing."
|"Good Germans" cheering Hitler|
I find the irony that so many of the tea
I've exercised great restraint to avoid generating a contentious conversation in this blog about the evil that is being perpetuated right now in our nation's capital by this version of the Republican party, the very same people who purport to respect the Constitution but who are now trying to circumvent the Constitution to bring down this president because they hate him so much. The very same Republican Party who purport to care so much about the average American but whose real master is their own political skin that they are willing to take this country down because they are not getting their way. Never mind that the majority of this country rejected the Republican Party candidate, the odious Mitt Romney, who ran on a platform of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Never mind that the Supreme Court of this nation reaffirmed the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act. No folks, this version of the Republican Party would rather bring this whole country down just to get their minority way.
|Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan at the 1992 Republican convention in Houston Texas|
But what was really offensive was a photo I saw the other day of a Tea Bagger protestor standing in front of the White House with a Confederate flag. Uh.....excuse me. We fought that war and you lost folks. YOU LOST. And just how offensive was that photo? And even more offensive, none, not even ONE Republican leader would take a leadership role and denounce such an obscene display right in front of the White House?
People who support this kind of display of disrespect to the occupant of the White House are repugnant, ignorant, imbecilic individuals and they bring shame upon the nation.
Hey folks, we can have our political differences but when it comes to displaying the Confederate flag in front of the White House, can't you Republicans and sympathizers agree that this is going too far? Really? Do you all really hate Obama that much? Really?