NYTimes columnist, Frank Rich, once more hits the nail on the head with his searing commentary on the Republican inaction about the growing hatred amongst certain quarters of their camp.
The piece is entitled The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers.
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Tagged as hate groups, hatred, Obama, radical fringe, Rich, right-wing hatred, violence
This sentence from the article about sums it up: “This homicide-saturated vituperation is endemic among mini-Limbaughs.”
I’ve never before heard such vile and unfounded hatred expressed so easily. I know I live in wingnut Kansas, one of the few states still majority Republican, but it’s nasty here, and dangerous to rational adults.
These are the same people who find out when Wal-Mart expects their next shipment of ammunition and go to the store in the middle of the night so they can buy whatever that shipment contains. These angry well-armed people, who have nothing to support their irrational fears, are being used by the gun and ammunition industry whose pockets are overflowing with profits, and being encouraged in their unfounded anger and fears.
My favorite line from the op-ed is this:
“Uniting all these insults is an aggrieved note of white victimization only a shade less explicit than that in von Brunn’s white supremacist screeds. ”
I sincerely believe it is a short step from white self pity to fascist nonsense. White people, are not now, nor have they ever been, victims. This belief of mine makes me unpopular in many circles. Oh well…
This is an interesting article by James Ridgeway (his blog is in our blog roll) which was published in Mother Jones. It is a short history on radical right groups. He contends the journey that Scott Roeder took from Freeman to Anti-abortion crusader makes sense.
I was watching Smith that day and he conceded he would be subject to a land-slide of e-mails and outrage at what he was saying. I still fear for Obama as I did the day it looked to be he would win.
he must drive the Secret service mad with all his traveling and openness. never since Abe Lincoln walked down the street of a Southern town toward the end of the Civil war has a President took such chances.
I guess what I am saying it that there is and has always been this segment within our society that is dangerous and out there.
Those who feel that the world is spinning out of control and there is nothing to stop it.
I thought the reason the democrats couldnt nominate Hillary was because she would draw too much venom from the right.
How’s that “no venom” thingy working for obama?
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