I was thinking about writing a blog post about how damned ignorant The Radicals and Extremists among our American Conservatives and Right Wingers are but something deep in my conscience said, “Wait a minute there, John . . . think about it before you start writing because there are some Conservatives and Right Wingers who are not at all like the rest of them – - there are some who are noble and upstanding and as truly Christian as they claim to be.
I think I know this to be true because I have met some really decent, caring, loving, God-Fearing, family and values-oriented and hard-working Righties in my life and it would be patently unfair of me to try to lump the whole group into one container and apply the same definitions and descriptions to one and all.
It simply would not be fair and it would not be true.
I know there are some ignorant-assed Righties who like to say that “All” Liberals are the dumbest people on the planet but since I do not sink to their level I will be fair and say that I cannot view all Conservatives through the same lens.
I think that is a trait that separates me from them sometimes. In fact I am pretty certain it is! Having said all that I must now go on and say there are a large number of what I consider to be “The Crazy Element” in the extremist factions of the American Political Right Wing and they seem to be gaining more and more acceptance among the low-information voters of The United States . . . but the numbers of voters they have infected with their absolutely fantasy-ridden garbage has not grown out of proportion yet and sanity still prevails in the mass psyche of America.
I am confident that most Americans are still in possession of their faculties because most of the time they choose Liberalism and Liberal Candidates over the madness and empty promises and failed policies of the contemporary radical conservative right wing. This is most fortunate for America and Americans indeed! Nevertheless there is plenty of reason to question the intellect of a lot of Righties these days and some of this bunch have actually presented themselves on the Conservative Clown Wagon in what appeared to me to be aspirations to be elevated to the highest office in the land. This was especially apparent during the most recent right wing Presidential Primaries where some of the candidates seemed to go absolutely off the deep end in some of their statements and sentiments.
And don’t think America didn’t notice! America not only noticed but they rejected that brand of Crazy-assed Conservatism out of hand and chose President Obama for his second term. Again to the benefit of the nation! Imagine what life would have been like if some of the rights’ nutwads had gotten themselves elected as President! Christ Al-Mighty!
Here are some of the poetic gems offered in recent years by some Righties of note. Unlike some Rightie media geniuses I am not going to embarrass the people who uttered these jackass statements but I assure you they were spoken in reality by some pretty high-profile Right Wingers according to the sources from which these were taken:
A Former Republican President is reputed to have said, “If an individual wants to discriminate against ( minorities ) or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so.”
Note: In the above statement I have removed the specific ethnicity referenced by the speaker and replaced it with a generalization in parenthesis. Gotta remain politically correct, you know!
A famous high-powered Republican Televangelist once reportedly remarked, “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
Once when a really famous Right Wing Pundit was talking on the air he came off with this little gem: “It’s sort of like hazing, as fraternity prank. Sort of like that kind of fun.” (The guy was talking about the abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib detention facility in Iraq – - something that was on major media coverage for weeks.)
Another Former Republican President: “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”
This post could go on for hours because it seems there is no limit to the absolute “Crap” that can proceed forth from the lips of some radical conservatives in this nation of ours. This is the bunch who would have us all believe their agenda is the answer to all America’s problems when all their agenda can seem to do is say “No” to everything the President wants to do and “No” to everything that might be of some help to the American Citizens who need a little help the most.
I cannot believe that some of the top echelon of the current crop of Righties ( some of which infiltrated Congress in a temporary moment of national insanity in 2010) actually believes such crap as “The body of a woman has some kind of mechanism whereby if there is a rape the woman’s body will shut down certain of its functions and prevent a conception from taking place. ” (The quote is my own paraphrase of a concept I heard spoken from a somewhere deep inside the American Right Wing a few months ago. The words are mine but I feel they reflect the spirit of what the Righties actually were saying about this subject.
I used that illustration to kind of show where I think a lot of the mind power ( The very low-wattage mind power if you ask me ) on some of the American Radical Right Wing issues comes from these days. It is frightening when I think about it too much! Some of these jokers seem to me to be actively engaged in the absolute destruction of the government of The United States with their continual gridlock and obstructionism and I think it is all about greed for gain on their part and on the part of some of those who support them in their quest for power and I think all the while they are tearing this great nation apart and exploiting what they can exploit – - and who they can exploit – - their best excuse is to try to shift the blame for all the problems America faces ( Many of which are caused by the obstructionist right wing) onto the President, the Liberals and anyone else who does not toe their line or dance to their drum.
It gets to be a little disgusting sometimes as far as I am concerned and I hope there is an appropriate payday for this kind of idiocy when the next elections roll around.
Final word” A little credit where credit is due is in order here. I started this post out by highlighting what I think is the moronic stupidity of some members of the American Political Right. But when I stopped to think about what I was writing it occurred to me that maybe the ones I am talking about aren’t really that dumb after all. I mean to give credit where credit is due they are smart enough to pull the wool over enough people’s eyes to keep themselves in the cash flow and in the power stream, aren’t they? That must require a little cunning somewhere along the line – - and I don’t believe it is all nothing more than dumb luck – - unless some of them are getting an awfully lot of help from somebody a lot smarter than themselves . . . Hmmm I wonder who that might be if that is what is going on here?
Posted by John at 3:23 PM