Friday, April 17, 2009

Our artists today have run out of themes to liberate us from, having beat the drum of what a pile of patriarchal bigoted womanizers we all are for at least all the years of my life, and I'm 58. We know we hate minorities because our artists and PBS tells us so.

Cartoons tell us this, Public Television and radio and the National Geographic channel tells us this. Our President tells us and the rest of the world what morons we are. And people swoon and say how smart our new president is.

Today Jeanine Garofalo said that the only reason anybody had for turning out for a tea Party on tax day is - you guessed it - racism. As she explained, we hate blacks and can't stand that a black man is in the "White" House. You can't make this stuff up. Asking the questions, and assenting (by grunts and nods) with her poisonous comments, was none other than Keith Olberman!

She had more to say. She first said that no blacks were at any tea parties, then admitted that there were, but they all had Stockholm Syndrome. She went on about how the race of this president was the "real reason" for the protests, ignoring the fact that there were no placards mentioning any racial subject matter, or the fact that if the republicans had run a black candidate, the vote would have been either the same, or better for the republicans. Like the "threat" assessment recently surfacing from Homeland Security, she made all these assertions with absolutely zero evidence.
“Let’s be very honest about what this is about,” she said. “It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks.”

I used to give the left a pass, ascribing their ravings to "Bush Derangement Syndrome." But now they don't have George to kick around anymore, so there has to be another explanation. I figure that they are bitter and childish people, and when The Won achieved his goal they thought that all their political wet dreams would now come true. Socialist health care, caps on income and energy use, withdrawal from the world stage, assuming an inferior position among the nations of the world, sending Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld to prison. Now they see that it is not gonna happen, and they are throwing a tantrum. This behavior will only get worse.

Anybody have a better explanation?