Monday, August 23, 2010

Republicans' Long, Hot, Racist Summer By Kirsten Powers

Good read about the climate of hate that is the rage of the Republican party leading up to the November 2010 election.

Since Obama became president, the fact that he is black really ticked off many white southern men. But since spewing racial epitaphs at black people is somewhat politically incorrect, the right wing Republican nutjobs have latched onto this "Obama is a Muslim" meme with such vehemence that it is as if they have replaced the N-word with Muslim.

It's ok to be a religious bigot in today's America, just not a racial bigot, because obviously, we have a black man in the White House. The demonizing of Islam has increased since Obama took office. People who want to use slur words in the same sentence with Obama feel quite comfortable calling him a Muslim, and not in a nice way, and many even go further to claim that Obama was born in Kenya, not in Hawai'i (although I am sure that a number the concur he was born in Hawai'i still think he was not born in the United States because they think Hawai'i is a "foreign" place!).

What the hell is wrong with these people, and why do they get so much air time? Why do we always cater to the bigots? What has bigotry ever provided that advanced mankind?

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