The Teabaggers, Town Hall protestors, and Birthers, combined, have formed the perfect trifecta of terminal stupidity. Under normal circumstances, this would be good news forthe vast majority of normal Americanswho actually care about this society, as it would guarantee a Democratic majority in Congress and the White House for years to come. However, there's a problem -- they're becoming violent. Their hate-filled moronic screeds are increasingly racist and threatening to President Obama and to, well,just about everyone who does not subscribe to their insane theories and agendas.
Scarier still, the GOP is essentially leaderless, leaving half-wits like Sarah Palin and race-baiting haters like Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Dobbs, et al, to fill the void and pump their followers' vacuous skulls with lies and dangerous rhetoric about the Obama tax plan (which would benefit the very segment of society the tea baggers largely represent), the Obama Health Care plan (which would benefit everyone), and the Obama birth certificate (which is simply ridiculous).
Sarah Palin, my favorite pit bull in lipstick, has taken off the heels and put on the gloves over Obama's health care plan, going viral on her Facebook pag e (she's so cute . . .) with a warning about "The Obama Death Plan," suggesting that if Obama had his way, her baby Trig would be put to death.
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
She left out one part -- before executing baby Trig, Obama would abandon the Palin special-needs child to a series of babysitters while running a failed Executive Office political campaign, only trotting him out when he could assist in fundraising or as a walking billboard for said campaign, to capture the woman's vote. Or am I thinking of someone else . . .?
Sadly, there is a segment of the population -- Fox Viewers and Limbot ditto-heads -- who find it reasonable that part of Obama's health care reform plan involves murdering your Nana. Seriously -- they believe the Palin/Beck/Limbaugh mythology. Elderly folk in America right now are on the receiving end of the most organized misinformation plan ever devised by the GOP, Big Pharma, and the insurance lobbyists to make them believe that, along with their new Medicare cards, they'll be given a checklist so they can select the time and method of their executions.
Ironically, it's the current system of delivering medical services that is lethal to Americans.So many cannot afford the health care they so desperately need. But no matter. There's mass-hysteria to foment. Sean "The Baby Jesus" Hannity has charged his listeners and viewers to "become a part of the mob" by attending a health care Town Hall in their area, like Tampa.
This kind of incitement to violence even exceeds the previous record held by the Oxymoron himself, when he suggested that his ditto-heads riot in Denver at the Democratic National Convention.
Fox "News" has long been a fomenter of violent crime, encouraging the tin-foil hat crowd to embark on mercenary missions to take out liberals and other normal, thinking people in waves of violent crimes in churches, woman's health clinics, and pretty much anywhere they find them, and this was true of the so-called witless tea party protests of Obama's tax reform plan. Both Fox News and Fox Business ran back-to-back promotions explicitly encouraging viewers to attend the tea parties. Promising "fair and balanced" coverage, Fox News hosts such as Glenn Beck, Neil Cavuto, and Sean Hannity planned live broadcasts from the events to ensure an uptick in their ratings.
Similarly, right-wing media can be held accountable for encouraging those batty Birthers to question even the legal citizenship of President Obama. While this movement was laughable at its inception, it gained notoriety and an air of legitimacy when CNN's Lou Dobbs gave credence to their fatuous claims, and was followed by nine members of Congress. But once again it was the unbalanced Glenn Beck who really took the ball and ran with it, stating on his Fox "News" TV show that President Obama is a racist who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people." For your typical Beck fanatic it's a short trip from this kind of statement to activating some sleeper cell of the White Supremacist Party of, say,Upper Michigan into actually "doing" something about this racist foreigner who has illegally assumed the Oval Office. A monsterwho not only hates us, but also wants to take our money and kill our grannies. Oh, and confiscate our penises, er, I mean guns, too.
Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck are the masters of brainstem mentality, aiming straight for the primitive "fight or flight" centers of their rabid followers' malleable gray matter. Add a dash of Ann Coulter and a sprinkling of Michael (Weiner) Savage and you have a recipe for true mass murder. They've painted a picture of President Obama as a stereotypical, non-Christian, un-American, dark-skinned, street punk who hates white people and will steal your money -- then kill you. And the reality is there are enough psychopathic, twisted, skinhead types (who identify themselves as "Christian," or Republican or "patriotic") who are ready to believe these lies and reach into their well-stocked ammo cabinets and follow their leaders in an apparentcall to arms.
The imagery on so many conservative websites is disturbing. Like this depiction of Obama as "The Joker" from last year's The Dark Knight, which is making the rounds on right-wing blogs and being plastered on telephone poles and bus stops.
Hey, right-wing radio nuts. Maybe youshould stop. The mini-minds in your audience don't need any violent inspiration from you, they're psychotic enough at face value. Stop provoking them before (more) innocent blood is shed.