Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You damn liberals ruining my country...

After spending most of my weekend reliving my undergrad days in Ames and then spending the next few days trying to catch up with my life as a responsible grad student I think I'm a little behind on updating things here in the Basement. I'm pretty much just going to skip most of it but I really would be remiss if I didn't mention something about some of the comments made by Republicans recently.

Sarah Palin said:
"We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation," she told the crowd.

Some Representative from NC said, then denied, then after the audio came out was forced to admit he said: "liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God."

Some Representative from Minnesota claimed Obama and the other Democrats held "un-American views" and even seemed to suggest bringing back the House Committee on Un-American Activities from the McCarthy era.

One of McCain's aides said they're still running strong in the "real Virginia" away from the DC area. It must be great to just dismiss everyone that doesn't agree with you as not "real" as if the rest of us don't really exist except as secret operatives to force Communism on the "real" Americans while they sleep.

Yeesh, give me a break. Do these people really believe this shit? I know your average mouth breathing Sam's Club employee that would begin screaming "socialist!" when Obama walked into a BBQ joint would but these actual elected officials?

Plus, I just get so confused. I mean, I'm voting for Obama but I live in Kansas and came from a small town. Am I one of those hard working salt of the Earth lovin' America people or am I trying to figure out how to steal money from people that work and fling open the doors for al Qaeda? Am I even allowed to vote if I'm not from "real America"? Once again....I'm so sick of this shit. Please, can we just vote tomorrow?

If you missed the Daily Show's take on this here are a collection of clips that nail it. You can tell that Stewart is legitimately pissed about this and rightfully so. That guy in the Alaskan bar who talks about 9/11 as a great example of small-town Americans coming together right after he rips on NYC and DC is a classic example of the disconnect these people have.


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