Friday, September 04, 2009

Joe Scarborough defends the president's speech to schools

I can't believe anyone even has to make this point. The degree of hateful, paranoid hysteria caused by having a president Barack Obama has definitely surprised me. I remember people being a little crazy when Clinton was elected, but I was in Lubbock back then, so it wasn't exactly surprising. This is something else entirely, something harder to understand because the charges often don't match up with anything. After all, I can understand conservatives complaining about Obama being a big spender (I can understand hypocrisy, after all), or being liberal or whatever, but I totally missed the part where he became a bad example to kids.

1 comment:

Rene said...

I've got to say that the actions and reactions of the militant right wing citizenry of this country are really scaring me.

The fact that this country would overwhelmingly elect a black liberal president just doesn't compute to them. Something must be broken in the system if this were to happen.

All of the screams of

-I want my country back

They come from a people wrapped deeply in a fear induced haze. Something must have broken.

Unable to see reality for what it is.

Desperately grasping at anything that supports the things that they want to believe.

And as they are mocked and marginalized and ignored and distrusted they will become ever more desperate to prove to the world and themselves that they are right and the rest of us are wrong.

And this desperation is dangerous.