Friday, December 23, 2011

RedEye's Week in Review

H/T jobsanger.  Republicans proved they want Obama to fail this week.  What they actually mean is they want to put President Obama in his place, thereby putting  future uppity African Americans  in their place so they won't dare inspire to be the leader of the Free World.  President Obama is the only President in modern history who has to fight the gop, the media and even his own damn party.

Republican Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul's dirty little secret about his pandering to racist, rednecks for personal political gain was exposed this week.  That's what you get for being the front runner Dr. Paul.  Ask Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and others.  Who knew there were a  lot of racist, rednecks in Iowa?
The Noah Diaries at DownWithTryanny has the most comprehensive review of 2011 on the web, a must read from top to bottom.
Bigger Butt  Congress Critter Jim Sensenbrenner (r. WI) apologized for commenting on First Lady Michelle Obama's large posterior.  I'm not mad at Sensenbrenner for exercising his 1st amendment right to criticize the FLOTUS.  Although they weren't Congress Critters, some said Barbara Bush looked like George Washington and Laura Bush looked like the Joker on the TV movie Batman.  I'm just saying...
The next time you see Mike Huckabee (r. Arkansas) on you TeeVee talking about repealing ObamaCare because it was passed in the middle of the night, blah, blah, blab, blab, think about THIS.
What's that you say?  American's newsrooms are becoming whiter?  I wonder why?  Snark


Black Diaspora said...

I must admit: The America that these pundits espouse is the America that I know.

The Real America.

Sure: I wish we could say with vigor that we're the "land of the free and the home of the brave" (what every grade-school child in this country is taught to sing and believe), but I'd be lying.

In truth, that hasn't been my experience. What is probably true of a large swath of my fellow Americans is this (notwithstanding their supposed love of country):

They passionately hate Muslims, actually taking steps to prevent the supplanting of our laws with sharia law (although there's no credible threat), and the further building of mosques.

They hate illegals, and cheer at the prospect of alligator-infested moats and electrified fences along the border. If they could, they'd push a constitutional provision disallowing citizenship for children born to undocumented workers.

They hate the poor, those out of work (for whatever reason), and any one collecting unemployment and welfare.

They hate gays, and would reinstate "don't ask, don't tell" for the military, if given half the chance, and end same-sex marriages--even if it required a constitutional amendment.

They love the death penalty, although it's unchristian, and run the risk of executing someone who may be innocent with a capital punishment.

They hate the sick and the infirm, willing to allow Americans to die in the street, if these Americans haven't provided for their health care with the purchase of health insurance. They're willing to go so far as to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, that's providing health care to more than 38 million of the uninsured.

What characterizes this group of American is that they're haters. Whether they hate more than they love--we will just have to wait and see.

Redeye said...

"Whether they hate more than they love--we will just have to wait and see."

Time will tell the truth.

What gets me is they call themselves Evangelical Christians, Compassionate,Conservative Christians, and the Christian Right when there is nothing Christian about hating your fellow human beings.

Black Diaspora said...

If we have to call ourself compassionate, kind, loving, or what have you, then we're allowing words to do the work of good deeds.

Words alone point to a dearth of action, and provide a cover for a multitude of sins.

Jesus saved his strongest rebuke for one group in society--hypocrites.

Celebrating the birth of Jesus (as this nation will do on the morrow) does not honor his birth or his life as much as making the effort to emulate his life.

That's the true test of a Christian, and the surest thing we can do to acknowledge Jesus' sacrifice on behalf of humankind, as he sought to establish "peace on earth and good will towards all."