You know, I’m a fairly rabid liberal. Anti-war, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, the whole package. Yet I don’t think John McCain is Evil Personified. I don’t even think Bush is Evil–I just think he’s inept, all the while he sincerely follows the voices in his head. (The only face on the news that I consistently scream at is Palin’s).
But there is an undercurrent of Evil and Ignorance in what we’re seeing on the Right these days, and it’s getting scarier and scarier. I’m sure there are a handful of scary liberals (Bill Ayers, maybe)–but not to the extent of what we’re seeing get whipped into frenzies at Palin’s rallies. What’s going on here? (And I’m going to guess that pretty much every one of these folks will be sitting in church this Sunday, filled with self-righteousness) These are the people who gave us the Worst President Ever. See how they act when things aren’t going their way:
While I’m being magnanimous, let me salute John McCain’s handling of one of these whackos yesterday as follows:
Apparently, in this woman’s mind, being able to call Obama an “Arab” on national television was almost as much fun as being able to call him a n!gger. This is the mentality we’re dealing with. (Hey, we’ve all been forwarded those silly anti-Obama emails over this last year).
One more magnanimous gesture on my part–and this may surprise you: I don’t see any big deal over Palin being found “unethical” with her Troopergate problem. Not by itself. I’m not sure that I wouldn’t “strain” the bounds of ethics a little if some a$$hole was threatening my sister, father, family, etc. I don’t know that much about what happened. By itself, it’s not of concern–but it would be interesting to be able to ask her about it, and couple that with questions of her ethics in dealing with her town librarian over that book, and so on. I wonder if we’re ever going to be able to ask those questions…