-- Edmund Burke
There is something wrong with the picture of a U. S. Congresswomen, Michelle Bachmann, inciting a demonstration against a bill before congress on health care. Telling them to frighten members of the Reichstag, sorry I mean congress. Bachmann is doing what her supporters accuse Obama of doing trying to do, an dishonest thing. The tone of racial hatred and stupidity based on a total misunderstanding of what the health reform is about is clearly evident. The demonstrators with their sign comparing the health care reform, something designed to do good for the working poor, the uninsured and those denied coverage, to Nazi concentration camps is stupid, insensitive and pathetic. These people obviously are not sophisticated and have a deep seated hatred of Obama and see any program supported by Obama as dangerous to their perceived white agenda. There is the veiled and not too subtle racism always present under the surface. This hatred and the tone of the Right is creating a dangerous situation. The threat of violence is ever present in these lunatic demonstrations. The tone turned distinctly anti-semitic a direction it has been heading. Signs were seen stating “National Socialist Health Care.” Another sign said that President Barack Obama “takes his orders” from the Rothschilds, a family of Jewish bankers." "Elie Wiesel a Concentration Survivor said on the GOP Tea Party’s anti-Semitism and Holocaust comparisons:" “This kind of political hatred is indecent and disgusting”. National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), called on the supporters of this demonstration, [John] Boehner, [Eric] Cantor, [Mike] Pence and [Michelle] Bachmann to repudiate and "condemn these disgusting comparisons and anti-Semitism.”
The Right is rallying the wackos and lunatic fringe of the Conservative Party. They are supported by the dishonest and twisted media of the Right such as Beck, Limbaugh, O'Reilly and Hannity. The true Republicans have distanced themselves from these nut cases and are waiting to see what the next move will be. If the Republicans gives in to the extreme element of the party it will become primarily a party of poor and working class evangelical white men. A vocal minority that will turn off the center and independents. I don't think that America is ready to see Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh running America. In truth the best thing for the re-election of Obama and the Democrats would be the take over of the Republican Party by Sarah Palin, with the support of Glen Beck, O'Reilly and Limbaugh. Image how that plays with hispanics, blacks, Gays and all people of color who would not have a seat at the party. I'm still a registered Republican so from now on if Sarah Palin runs in a presidential primary she will have my vote.
Tom Tancredo, called out on his hypocrisy see it here.
"Chickenhawk (punk) Tancredo storms off set after Markos confronts him on veterans health care"
Republicans use cheap tactics to interrupt Democrats in Congress.
Jon Stewart calls Fox out: “Not even close to news” Gotta watch this.
Thanks for this excellent post! We have some fringers on the left but have never allowed them to takeover the party. The republicans have decided not to speak out against their fringers but have decided to join them. The invitations to meet at the Capitol and show their racist and misguided attitudes puts them in a very bad light. They don't seem to realize or care that it's extremely difficult to win national elections by separating themselves from mainstream America. I remember earlier this year that Boehner and Cantor let it be known publicly that they disapproved of Bachmann. It took them less than 24 hours, I think, before they were back-tracking and praising her as a "star" in the republican party. No guts. Had they refused to back down, they could have reined Bachmann in. It's too late now. You have connected the dots beautifully. Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Murdoch, Wallace, Ailes, etc do not hold any political offices, but they certainly do hold the reins of power in the Republican Party. Name withheld