“Folks, there’s a real America, and liberals hate real Americans that work, and accomplish, and achieve, and believe in God.” U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C., warming up a crowd for a McCain rally.
Robin Hayes just don’t seem the brightest bulb in the pack. I worry that he really believes this about people. It can’t be that someone just has a different opinion than him. It’s that they’re hateful, destructive, and evil people.
Your choice this election day, but if you’re voting Hayes I’ve got to think you just don’t know much about him.
Can you convince me different?
Now we have Sarah Palin saying
“the real America,” the “hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.”
I guess the “not so patriotic” areas are Democratic. Why is is that these people feel they have to demonize everyone that doesn’t agree with them? Haven’t we had enough bickering, division, and failure already? We have some serious problems here in the US, and we’re all going to fall off the cliff accusing the other of being the more unpatriotic.
Let’s stop, take a deep breath, and like the 70’s book says speak from an adult voice. We need to come together and start building again. Is that really too much to ask?
It’s interesting, They say one of the problems with modern society is that fathers aren’t involved in the family any more. One of the lessons that fathers teach best (not to say mothers don’t, but fathers are normally better at it) is delayed gratification. The idea that if you want something you have to earn it.
Politics also seems to have succumbed to the obsession of instant gratification. The Republicans have shown they will do absolutely anything to win, outside of just work for it honestly. Lying, accuse your opponent of being a terrorist, be deceitful, do anything but wage an honorable campaign about the issues and accept the consquences.
Obama hasn’t always been honest, but I’ve seen him stop a crowd from booing. Of course, once it caught on it took him a little longer to stop the booing. But I’ve never heard him accuse McCain of being a terrorist.
Okay, he’s hinted at McCain being old. Well? How many times has McCain, the supposed foreign policy expert, screwed up Shia and Sunni? But I think everyone will admit the Democrats have run a cleaner campaign this time.
Would they do that if they were losing? I don’t know. Certainly we remember Kerry and swiftboating, but what do we remember Kerrry accused Bush of being?
I won’t hold my breath on an honorable campaign being run. Too much money and power is at risk. But I can always hope.