Saturday, August 8, 2009

Republican Mobs, Is the Worst Yet to Come?

We have been exploring the Republican mob mentality over the past few days. Now I ask the question, is the worst yet to come? Will they resort to murderous violence. We must remember that the Republican base is made up of those who often do not think for themselves and are easily swayed. The majority are filled with racial hatred and cannot accept that fact that we have an African American president. The public references to him are Socialist, NAZI, Muslim, and dictator, all of which make no sense what so ever, unless you take into consideration what they really mean.

I read recently that the Secret Service receives many death threats daily on President Obama. My fear is that the mob incitement by the RNC and the right wing hacks on radio and TV will spill over into violence against the President and his family. Not only is racism an issue, but religion comes in a close second. The fundamentalist element in this mob mentality is probably the scariest. Many of these folks have been convinced or have convinced themselves that the President is not a Christian, but a hated Muslim. To them Muslim are little more than animals, who need to be made extinct. In addition, the wedge issue of abortion consumes them with hatred for the President and Democrats. They have no qualms about killing doctors who perform abortions, ergo they would have no regrets if the President were killed. Just yesterday the Darling of the RNC, Sarah Palin called the President's health care plan, "evil."

There is another angle to this mob mentality. The fact is that the easier targets are members of Congress. The Democratic majority could be easily reduced with a few assassinations. It would throw the Democratic agenda and the country into chaos. The Republicans could easily reap the benefits and there are few if any Republican statesmen in Congress who would repudiate such action. They have failed to reject the violent, unpatriotic and false railings of Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and others, so it goes to stand that they approve of them. The RNC has created the town hall meeting mobs as well. Why would anyone think that murderous violence toward their fellow Congressmen and women would result in anything different?

It is a sad state that we have reached. The long political traditions of this country have been tossed aside by the Grand Old Party, making it unworthy of such a name. The previous eight years of GOP rule with Bush and Cheney making a mockery of the Constitution and the country's tradition of refraining from pre-emptive wars. The lies and innuendo, which brought the deaths of so many fine American soldiers and the unnecessary deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqis, is a tragedy which lies in the hands of the GOP. Now the violent incitement of the GOP base by its leaders has moved that party further into its abyss.

Let us hope that this is a wild conspiracy theory. Unfortunately, the endorsement of such outlandish behavior by presumably civilized pols such as McCain and Grassley and the RNC has helped to fuel the fires. Where it will lead us I do not know. I hope that soon these "leaders" will speak out against this mob mentality. If they do not begin soon to put out this fire, it will assume a mind of its own and stopping it will be like fighting a wildfire. The damage will be great and the recovery difficult.

5 comments:

Paul said...

It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people. And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a lynch mob advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.

cj said...

Saw your tired old comment over at Jesse 'the quitter' Grphen's hilarious blog and I'll only say this -

The FBI, after review video tape of the rally where someone in the crowd supposedly yelled "kill him" about Obama said it never happened.

Of course, we all know how the FBI lies about things like that...

Oh, and have you heard about Kenneth Gladney being assaulted by SEIU thugs? No, of course not.

Anonymous said...

You are promoting "what" here? Hate for anyone not a Democrat. Go to church and listen to a good message on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Turn off ABC, NBC, CNN and your left wing propaganda cites for the weekend.

Diane J Standiford said...

Go to church? Yeah JC loved the GOP and all it stands for...now what book is that IN again?

Paul said...

CJ & Anonymous: It is very American to want to help our fellow countryman. I believe in my government especially our men and women in our military, firefighters and police. You, not so much. Lets face it the previous administration did nothing (except start two wars of choice that are bankrupting our country with all the “war profiteering” contracts to Halliburton) well you and I will just have to agree to not agree. I did not believe any of the Republican rhetoric before the last election and I do not believe them now. I do not believe that your sentiments are in line with the majority, but your comments, funny stuff.