…… yes, that includes you too, Professional Lefties, wake up and shake off !!
I totally agree with Betty Cracker on this…
The presence of racists, homophobes, nativists and religious bigots is nothing new. But the spectacle of nutcases like Pam Geller being ventriloquized by top Republicans like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich is.
This isn’t a fight any progressive worthy of the name can afford to sit out. Even if Obama hurt their feelings once upon a time.
who links to Will Bunch on this…
America, we are in for the bumpy political ride of a lifetime. It will take enormous courage for defenders of two centuries of religious freedom and tolerance toward both religious and economic refugees to stand firm in the face of the kind of raw public anger and emotion that have caused backbone-impaired politicians like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or supposed progressive stalwart Howard Dean to wither in mere days. Our determined minority may be barely clinging to our cherished traditions — as best expressed by President George Washington in 1790 when he wrote “the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens” — in the face of this onslaught for the next few years.
Let’s face it: This country has long had its Know-Nothings and its Birchers and its McCarthyites, but it never had gizmos like Fox News or Sarah Palin’s Twitter feed to fuel toxic ideas so far so fast. It’s time we admit these seemingly disconnected battles over “anchor babies, mosques, and a black man in the Oval Office are all part of the same war against “the Other,” and that we are in the fight of a lifetime.
Wake up progressives, pull up your socks and quit being the wicked thorny stumbling blocks on President Obama’s leadership. Stop whining and get roaring or all will be lost before it even began!!