WHY DOES THE GOP HATE (everything sane)?

This was a letter posted on Daily Kos by one of its members. It was so, to the point, that I felt a need to circulate it around a little more thus this post. It is a rant to all those who like to refer to themselves as members of the Tea Party and their GOP leaders. The GOP has such an easy task when it comes to adapting people's minds so that they will vote for them; Spread hate and they will be yours, is their message and it has worked for more years than I like to remember. Let's stop the hate and bring on common-sense solutions to all our problems. I say ALL because we are ALL the same regardless of what the Republicans would like us to believe. thinkingblue

An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America 

By MinistryOfTruth DailyKos

I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn't call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn't call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.

     You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don't know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.

Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.

You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em.
Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don't like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that's not what I am here to tell you.

Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn't worked you are panicking. Obama's approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America's recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its' debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You've used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don't you, it's that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters. You hate Obama with a passion, despite the fact that he is a tax cutting, deficit reducing war President who undermines civil rights and delivers corporate friendly watered down reforms that benefit special interests just like a Republican. You call him a Kenyan. You call him a socialist. You dance with your hatred singing it proudly in the rain like it was a 1950's musical.
Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.
Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.
I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn't exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country.

I think you hate gay soldiers more than you want America to win its wars.

I don't even think you want America to win wars, you just want America to have wars, never ending wars and the war profiteering it generates. You love that kind of spending, you love spending on faith based initiatives and abstinence based sex education (George Carlin would have loved that one), you love spending on subsidies for profitable oil corporations, you spend like drunken sailors when you are in the White House, but if it is a Democrat then suddenly you cheer when America doesn't get the Olympics because it might make the black President look bad. But oooh you love your country, you say, and you want it back. Well listen here skippy, it isn't your country, you don't own it, it is our country, and America is NOT the religiously extremist Foxbots who hate science, elitist professors and having a vibrant and meaningful sex life with someone we love if Rick Santorum doesn't approve of it. Rick Santorum isn't running for America's fucking high school dance chaperone, he should probably just shut the hell up about sex, but he can't because he has nothing else to run on.

Republicans can NOT win on the issues. They've got NOTHING. All they have is a divide and conquer class war that pits ignorant racist and bigoted people against the rest of us in a meaningless battle of wedge issues and the already proven to fail George W. Bush agenda again of tax cuts for the rich, deregulation, privatization and war profiteering and nothing else, so all they can do is blame black people, gays the government, anybody and everyone else for their own failings. The party of personal responsibility, my ass.
But they love multi-national corporations, just ask a gay hating and racist religious extremist if they think Corporations are people and they will gladly agree, but if you ask them if gay people are people they aren't so sure.

Dear haters, you are the cruel, heartless misinformed assholes who would sell America out to Haliburton in a heartbeat, you would rather pay ZERO taxes than you would see a newly born baby get access to quality health care, you cheer when we discuss denying health care to young people with preventable diseases, and you boo when we discuss the First Ladies plan to cut back on childhood obesity. You are a cross to carry and a flag to wrap yourself in away from being the people who Sinclair Lewis warned us about, but I guarantee that if Fox News told you to dress that way you would, because you are the same blind, ignorant and closed minded dunces who drove this country into a civil war years ago because you are bound to the notion that some men are more equal than others. In short, the reason I proudly wear my union army hat is because of seditious sell outs like you who constantly fuck over working class Americans so a foreign entrepreneur like Rupert Murdoch can get a bigger tax break. If corporations are people, they are neither American patriots nor capable of love. Just like you.

So stop wearing your hate with pride. Stop celebrating your anti-science, anti-math ignorance. Stop using code words to mask your bigotry like "family values", especially when you hate my family and when you stand on the same stage as a guy who has had three marriages or if you share a seat in the Senate with a guy who cheated on his wife with hookers while wearing diapers. You should be ashamed. I know that you are just doing this to motivate your misinformed hate cult base because if they actually knew that your ideas will make them poorer than they are now, they would never vote for you. You are doing your best to impoverish your countrymen so rich people can get bigger tax breaks and you can keep on delivering corporate welfare to the special interests who have bribed you, and I am disgusted by the way you gleefully parade your hatred with aplomb. I don't think you do love America. At least, not as much as you hate everyone in America who isn't exactly like you.
You should think about that, and maybe get some help.

And for the record, I do not hate you. I am embarrassed by you and nauseated by your cruel and thoughtless behavior and your all consuming greed, but I do not hate you. I forgive you and I hope you can change someday, but I don't hate you. You have enough hate in you for the rest of us as it is.



A Message From MinistryOfTruth on dailykos
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Dear bullies who can dish it but can't take it & suddenly got sensitive, CRY ME A RIVER!Wednesday, January 11, 2012 2:28 PMOne day when I was in elementary school a bully beat me up because I was fat. I went home crying, and my dad asked me what was wrong. I told him about the bully and about getting beat up and he asked me if I knew how to throw a punch. I was probably 10 years old and I had never been in a real fight before. So my dad took me into my room, took the mattress off of my bed, put it upright against the wall and taught me how to fight. He taught me how to take a punch like a boxer and move with it. He taught me how to throw a punch like a soldier. My dad was a Navy Veteran with a Motorcycle, a union carpenter with a strong back like Paul Bunyan and a laugh to match. After my boxing lesson, my dad told me to go outside and pick a fight with that kid the next time I see him, and he told me that if I didn't do it and go stand up to that kid I was grounded.
The next time I saw that kid I stood up to him. He took a swing at me and missed and I socked him right in the mouth. That was the last time that kid ever bullied me again.
On Monday I wrote An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America In that post, I called the bullies out for who they are. I stand by every word I wrote.
The response I got back was overwhelmingly supportive. By Wednesday afternoon that post has racked up over 2,200 tweets, over 15,000 likes on Facebook. 56,000+ shares on social media networks. 99% of the people who responded to my open letter were vocally supportive of standing up to the bullies. It was the other 1% of responders who were offended that really made me understand finally after all these years have passed since my dad taught me how to stand up to bullies exactly what it is that bullies stand for . . .
And it makes me think of that scene from The Big Lebowski, where the Nihilists burn down the Dude's car and demand a ransom but then whine when Walter stands up to them. I guess what I am trying to say is that these men are nihilists. These men are cowards, there's nothing to fear. These men are cowards. Cowards who can only pick on the weak, but when you show strength and stand up to them they can't take it. They can dish it but they can't take it.


Word for word, MinistryOfTruth speaks the language we all feel. We, the ones who think and demand better from our leaders. We, who refuse to march in lockstep to outright bigotry perpetrated by propagandist who use fear to make people do what they know in their hearts is wrong. We, who can see the injustice brought on by too many years under Republican/Corporate control. We, who can realize that class warfare is real and disparities between the classes has become overwhelmingly unfair. I don't know if things will ever change but for sure we must stop being silent and join together in rants of anger. Too long we have been controlled by those who wish to enslave us for their own profits and power. We have as silly Herman Cain so comically expressed, BLAMED OURSELVES and remained mum and ashamed. Embarrassed about going bankrupt due to gargantuan medical bills or job layoffs because as Pat Buchanan once said after the GOP changed bankruptcy laws that made it almost impossible for the middle class to use this tool the Corporate World employs all the time, (paraphrasing) “IT’S ABOUT TIME AMERICA DID SOMETHING TO STOP THE DEADBEATS FROM GETTING AWAY WITH NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS”. The inequalities that have overtaken America are not our fault but it will be, if we stay quiet and do as we are told. I salute the OWS groups; they are shedding enlightenment where there was only ignorance, to the utter dismay of the Corporatists’. thinkingblue

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