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Birthers, Deathers, Gun-Nuts, Racists, Idiots Gather in Washington to Protest…Obama?

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Who are these people?  How can there be so many of them?

Over the weekend, to mark the anniversary of the day after the 9/11 attacks (you know, when our nation came together to unite behind the President?  Riiiight…wellll, those days are over), tens of thousands of sad, scary nutjobs marched on the capital.  It was yet another Tea Bagger Rally, of the kind organized largely by FreedomWorks, a “grassroots” movement chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick “Dick” Armey, and pushed to absolutely no end by Fox “News”.  To hear the right talk about it, there were apparently millions of people at these marches, but, and I’ll say this again, when you live in the shameless world of the Right Wing Talking Heads, you just don’t need to rely on facts to make your point.  Just say it loudly, and over, and over again.

Regardless of how many people were there, it was, you know, a decent-sized protest, that garnered plenty of media attention.  Not like that tiny little protest back in 2003, largely ignored (or at best, relegated to sidenote) by a fearful press.  Oh what’s that?  Didn’t realize that millions and millions of people around the world took to the streets in the largest protest in recorded history?    Yeah, well, those were different times, when dissent was villified, when the press was compliant with the Bush Administration, when accusations of “un-American” flew around even the halls of Congress like beads at Mardi Gras…

But times have changed.  Now its our sacred duty to protest the abomidable policies of the Obama Administration, lest our Christian nation turn into some sort of socialist, Muslim…errrr…yeah, what are we protesting?  Nah, doesn’t matter.  RUN!  THERE’S A BLACK GUY IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!  AND HE WANTS TO PROVIDE MEDICAL COVERAGE TO THE UNINSURED, JUST LIKE HITLER!!!  OH DEAR GOD, WHO WILL THINK OF THE CHILDREN (other than the uninsured children, of course, who Obama is trying to take care of)

Making signs?  Here’s some suggestion (these are actual signs brought to the event over the weekend…believe me, there are worse ones than these out there)

  • THERE’S AN AFRICAN LION IN THE ZOO, AND A LYING AFRICAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE…ahhh, racism.  The protestor in this case was unsure of the spelling of “lion” so just taped a photo of one to her sign
  • WE CAME UNARMED [THIS TIME]…its everyone’s duty to assert their right to assasinate the President, right?  You should have seen the smile on this guy’s face
  • my personal favorite for tasteful, respectful descent:  BURY OBAMACARE WITH KENNEDY.  Is there a better demonstration of my “The Right Has No Shame” hypothesis?
  • and, of course: THANK YOU FOX NEWS!!!

They came to protest socialism (go ahead, ask them to explain what that means, I dare you).  They came to warn us all that Obama is the next Hitler.  They came to threaten the President with violence.  They came to protest a black man (oh dear god no) in the white house.

They are dumb (sorry, sorry…”misinformed”), racist, selfish, crazy and potentially violent.  I hate to say it, but we ignore these idiots at our peril.  Please, PLEASE Mr. Presidents, Democrats: Do not ignore them, do not scoff at them and dismiss them…TAKE THEM ON, MAKE THEM IRRELVANT, ADDRESS THEIR IGNORANCE WITH TRUTH, BE LOUDER THAN THEY ARE.


“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” — George Carlin


Written by D. Heffernan

September 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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