Friday, November 06, 2009

Is This the Face of the Republican Party: Hatred and Racism?

At the Tea Bagger rally instigated by Michelle Bachmann, ignorant hate peddlers and racists were bussed in to our nation's capital by corporate astro-turf fat cats to scream “kill the bill” and wave racist, repugnant signs in front of the Capitol. House Republican Leader John Boehner claims he didn’t see any such signs. Oh, really?

This repulsive sign compares healthcare reform to the Nazi death camp at Dachau with a picture of piled bodies and the caption: “National Socialist Health Care – Dachau, Germany 1945.” David Schuster of MSNBC, an accomplished TV journalist and all-round good guy, couldn't have said it better: “Some of us had relatives who were in the piles. Do these wingers have ANY decency?”

Boehner can pretend all he wants that he didn’t see the sign (among so many other open displays of racism and hatred) comparing healthcare reform to the Holocaust. But he can’t deny knowing about them now. Eric Cantor, the House Republican Whip, who is Jewish, also spoke at the haters’ rally. What were you thinking, Mr. Cantor? SHAME ON YOU.

It appears Boehner and Cantor are siding with the wingnut lunatic fringe faction of their Party led by Michelle Bachmann. Still waiting for your denunciations, Reps. Boehner and Cantor.


Come to think of it, Boehner could have some things in common with the Tea Baggers: One is an urgent need for remedial history lessons such that he could pass the standard citizenship test to be an American. Here is Hispanic American Rick Sanchez pointing out Boehner’s ignorance with deadpan mockery:

(Sorry for the slight redundancy, Peter, but it's even more pathetically funny on video.)

What a MORON. Truly. Is Boehner really this clueless? It would explain a lot about the Republican Party’s glaring ineptitude. Not that I'm complaining.

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