You know those ugly forwards you get sometimes, generated by the radical right? Got another one this morning. A recycled 2009 piece supposedly (but not really) written by Buddy Hackett's widow (and she is relevant how?). More outright lies and distortions about Obama and Democrats.
Usually, I just delete this crap. But I've re-entered my "silence is assent" mode recently. So I decided to fire off a response to the sender, knowing as I did that I will be dismissed as a left-wing apologist at best and a godless, baby-killing ally of militant black people, terrorists and socialists at worst. Ech! Bring it on.
Wow, thank you so much for sending this to me. It’s stunning to read the inflammatory stories the radical right makes up about pretty much everything, isn’t it? I find it very, very frightening, and since you sent this to me, I imagine you must feel the same way.
This particular piece has been circulating since September 2009 – imagine that! And Sherry Hackett didn’t even write it. It must bother you a lot that there is so much false, poisonous rhetoric flying around out there. Bothers me, too, actually.
There are so many lies in this piece, I don’t even know where to begin. As I’m sure you know, this is yet another hatchet job by the radical right. Uffda.
I wonder if the radical right will ever stop lying and obstructing, and start offering help and solutions to this country’s problems rather than playing games with people’s lives by saying “no” to everything that really matters.
You and I will probably be dead before our grandchildren have to deal with massive debt accumulated during George W. Bush’s administration that will bury them. Literally.
You and I will probably be dead before our grandchildren have to deal with the radical right’s environmental destruction that will bury them. Literally.
You and I will probably be dead before our grandchildren have to try to unravel America’s decaying infrastructure, kicked under the bus by the radical right, that will bury them. Literally.
Yes, you and I will probably be dead, and we sat through eight years of George W. Bush and now three years of a viciously obstructionist radical right Congress, and we let this happen. Quite a legacy, eh?
Isn’t it interesting that the radical right pretends to be patriotic while waging immoral wars on nations and on America’s most vulnerable citizens – the poor, the sick, the elderly, the unemployed, the disabled, people of color, women and last but not least, war on the American Constitution and the middle class.
Isn’t it interesting that the radical right pretends to be Christian, even as they ignore every important teaching of Jesus Christ? For example, “even as you do to the least of these, my brothers, so you do to me.” They’ve thrown Jesus under the bus, haven’t they? Mighty crowded under there. And so it is that Jesus weeps.
It’s useful to see the depth and breadth of the deadly hatred and bile of the radical right. There is no small amount of evil in that.
Thanks for the heads-up.