Sunday, June 14, 2009

This Demonstrates Why Frank Rich is an Award Winning Writer, and I am a Hack Cranky Blogger.

His take, on the rise of violence and hate mongering rhetoric among the Redneck Wing of the GOP. And he doesn't even use the word Redneck. Classy Guy. I, as you all know, call them that because this is a blog, and I don't feel the need to be polite to or about people who act that way.

Anyway, here is the core of his observation (although the piece is much more comprehensive.)

What is this fury about? In his scant 145 days in office, the new president has not remotely matched the Bush record in deficit creation. Nor has he repealed the right to bear arms or exacerbated the wars he inherited. He has tried more than his predecessor ever did to reach across the aisle. But none of that seems to matter. A sizable minority of Americans is irrationally fearful of the fast-moving generational, cultural and racial turnover Obama embodies — indeed, of the 21st century itself. That minority is now getting angrier in inverse relationship to his popularity with the vast majority of the country. Change can be frightening and traumatic, especially if it’s not change you can believe in.

The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers.

He comes to very much the same idea as I do, without the fanciful descriptions I favor, like "Redneckus Americanus, the disappearing sub species," or "The Last Ride of the Republican Redneck Racists."

Again, he? Award winner. Me? Hack blogger.

But we agree on the core idea. The 'base' of the GOP is comprised of, to a large extent, scared white people. They are scared of the change that is happening to this country, and we have not likely seen the worst of it yet, by far. Calling these people irrational, as Rich does, is close to the truth. But he likes to use polite language.

At my kindest, I say them rednecks are unhinged.

At the euphemistic level, I call them nucking futs.

But I really think them Republican racist rednecks are fucking crazy and fucking dangerous, even when not shooting their guns at people. When that starts happening, that means the shit
(from FOX, from the redneck radio haters, and the redneck hate columnists) has gone too far. And we are past that point, now.


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