Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Ugly Republicans
This fine piece of work was at the Montana Republican convention this week. The outside featured fake bullet holes. Inside was a phony Obama birth certificate. There was also a sign that said, "for a good time, call Michelle Obama". Then the First Lady's name was crossed out in favor of Hillary Clinton, then Hillary's name was marked out to be replaced with Nancy Pelosi.
I expect lots of Republicans thought this was freaking hilarious. They probably fell on the pavement laughing. The Montana Republican leadership denied any knowledge of where it came from - "gee, we just don't know, it appeared out of nowhere". I believe that, don't you? Obviously, they had no objection to such a hateful thing representing their party or they would have ordered it to be removed.
They didn't...because this is today's Republican party - mean and ugly and totally self-absorbed. They believe that anyone who doesn't agree with them deserves to be demeaned and disrespected and maybe even destroyed. That can mean a sitting president duly elected by a majority of voters or it can mean whole groups of Americans - gays, women, Hispanics, African-Americans, working people.
Republicans just keep sliding down the degradation pole taking themselves and our democratic system along with them.