Speak out against bigotry and hate
The following is an email sent to me. It is exactly as was written, caps and all:
“It’s downright appalling that the Kenyan Born Muslim Illegally Occupying the White House doesn’t have the decency to even show a smidgen of respect to a Gallant Soldier who was Killed by a barbaric group of murderers who Obama actually supports. It is deplorable that a card carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood (Obama), has the audacity to feel that his GOLF is so much more important than displaying a small amount of respect for a fallen hero. You and Your anti-American parasites put that garbage mouth piece of “excrement” in the White House. I hope you mentally deficient Liberal pukes are happy that your Kenyan Born Muslim idol is destroying the greatest country in the history of the world. A true American Patriot And Viet Nam Veteran”
I’ve withheld the name to protect the guilty. This is a Tea Party/Republican’s response to a hoax written be an Air Force colonel named Morris Davis, that Obama haters, like this man, took seriously. The story about the funeral of General Greene was satirical. Nevertheless it was spread like wildfire over the Internet as fact.
I’ve written before about the hateful nature of the Republican attacks on President Obama. At the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival, you had a chance to see this demonstrated by local Republicans. They had large wooden cut outs made to resemble President Obama, and Senator Harry Reid. People were encouraged to throw balls at them. They seem to think it was funny. Their retort was in the nature of “can’t you take a joke, it’s just fun.” Hate is never funny. They unbelievably don’t think there i anything wrong with inviting, even children, to throw things at an image of the President of the United States. Well, there is plenty wrong with it.
Where are the respectful and admirable Fallon Republicans today? They’re out there, I’m sure. I’ve meant and talked with them; some are elected officials. I hope they stand up against what happened at the festival and it never happens again.
This country would be better off if elected Republicans and Democrats, all over this country, worked together. The Tea Party doesn’t believe in cooperation, they want confrontation. All I hear are spiteful and hateful comments about President Obama, by the likes of Ted Cruz. Meanwhile nothing is getting done. There is so much hate for the president by the Tea Party/Republican Congress they refuse to pass anything for which the president might get a little credit. Democrat and Republican bickering prevented President Obama from getting the funds he needs to shore up the border and attack the immigration problem. Where’s the increase in the minimum wage? The people want it. Where’s immigration reform? We need it. The “not – done” list is lengthy.
Here are some hateful, bigoted signs photographed at Tea Party gatherings: A picture of a noose with “Hang in there Obama” written beneath it. “Don’t Re-nig in 2012,” “Save white America.” “Obama in 08” written under a picture of a monkey eating a banana. “Hail to the Chief,” written beneath a picture of a Chimp in a suit standing behind a podium bearing the Presidential Seal. “Obama is a destructive unpatriotic black Muslim.” “Gong the slave owner taxpayer = Niggar.” “Obamanomics- Monkey see, Monkey spend,” was a sign held by a young teen.
The list goes on; “F— Obama.” “ Obama’s plan – White Slavery.” “ Seig Heil Herr Obama” “ The American Taxpayers are the Jews for Obama’s ovens.” “Obama is the anti-Christ” “Impeach the Muslim Marxist.” Marxism is anti-religion, including the Muslim religion. “Obama =Hitler.” “This sign is the brownest thing on this block.”
That’s just a few.
Tea Party/Republicans say; “We aren’t racists we’re just having fun.” They’ll also say they never saw any signs like these at Tea Party gatherings. If you don’t believe that, they’ll say the sign carriers were all “Liberal” plants.That’s garbage.
Finally, this trash from Ted Nugent, the guest of Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman, at Obama’a State of the Union Address; “I have not shamed enough Americans not to let a Chicago communist raised, communist educated, communist nurtured, sub-human Mongrel, Barrack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.” He also said, “Pimps, whores and welfare brats and their soulless supporters have a president to destroy America.” He’s sick and frequent guest on Fox.
Stand up against hate and bigotry.
Glen McAdoo, a Fallon resident can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.