Once upon a time, the Pink Flamingo had a boyfriend who had a father who was a huge Ronald Reagan fan. During one of the debates in 1984, between Reagan and Walter Mondale, he was cleaning his pistol. He had one of those old wide screen television that cost about $5000 bucks. Deciding to test the gun, he pointed it at the screen and dry fired at Mondale. The gun was loaded. He blew up his television. For the normal person, that is as violent as anyone ever becomes…. until now.
On Tuesday night, Tagg Romney wanted to take a swing at Barack Obama.
The Pink Flamingo recently heard the tawdry tale of a life-long Republican who went to a Democratic fundraiser. Reports before the event indicated that members of the local GOP were going to be there, taking the names of
On Sunday, former Senator Arlen Specter died. Specter became the poster child for the nasty, almost borderline anti-social mood disorder that has infected the GOP. Because he was not pure or conservative, he was treated like dirt to the point where he finally left the party. He was reviled. He was maligned. He was verbally abused.
How could any of us know then, that this was going to be the new normal?
In the spring of 2008, Michelle Malkin began a series of truly vile attacks on Lindsey Graham. Her nasty followers took their cue from her. The GOP began to fall apart. Malkin took her cue from her white supremacist associates at Vdare, FAIR, Numbers USA, and other lovely little organizations.
Then the Ron Paul Bots began organizing. They took over Free Republic. They began infiltrating state and local Republican organizations. They were rude, crude, and socially unacceptable.
When the Koch Brothers and their John Birch handlers created the tea parties, the situation went from bad to worse. Because the far right controls FOX Tabloid News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Michael Medved, and a tremendous amount of blog media, they lost all sense of perspective, moderation, manners, honor, and shame. Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart turned the entire movement, and then the GOP into a mass of cowering, quivering jelly.
The white supremacist, KKK, John Birch, Vdare, pot-smoking libertarian, left over hippies, all organized under the loving arms of a Koch bloated machine that spat out money. Their numbers appeared to be massive, huge, insurmountable.
They marched on Washington. Those of us who have been life-long Republicans warned that normal Republicans don’t march. They don’t climb on buses to be shipped across the country to march on Washington, and stand, applauding on cue, to a FOX approved slate of speakers.
In 2010 they took over the country, or so they thought. They insulted. They threatened. They obstructed. They basically stopped any form of economic recovery in order to thwart Barack Obama. The under current of racism was denied.
Mitt Romney’s machine began using these nasty sources. They have been encouraged and paid. They have gone from rude, crude, and socially unacceptable to threatening, frightening, and are, in some instances, breaking the law.
If you speak out against Mitt Romney and his alleged business dealings, this is what happens:
“…Romney supporters yelled “Communist” at fellow Americans who are trying to save their jobs from being shipped overseas to China by Mitt Romney’s company. They yelled this as the Romney people have the Americans workers “removed” from a political rally for trying to get Romney’s ear on a pretty important subject.
Mitt Romney’s business practices, with the lack of transparency and top down power structure, are more in line with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) than the workers his supporters were yelling at. The New York Times exposed the fundamental hypocrisy in Romney’s tough China talk when Bain is touting China as a great investment because labor is 85% cheaper.
Tom Gaulrapp of Bainport doesn’t understand that his fellow citizens are being brainwashed by Fox News to turn on him and anyone eles who sticks up for their rights with rabid mob rage.
Perhaps patriotism is best put into practice by being willing to be educated and informed about what’s really going on. It’s just not patriotic to get your “news” from a propaganda outlet like Fox News. Romney supporters calling Americans Communists who are sticking up for keeping jobs in the USA! USA! USA! is proof that the propaganda experiment has gone too far….”
If you oppose him on Twitter, this is what they do.
There are death threats.
There are harassing phone calls.
There is intimidation.
They destroy reputations.
It’s all for a good cause – ridding the world of Barack Obama.
Blogger and law professor William Jacobson has made it his life’s mission to destroy Elizabeth Warren. His attacks have been so vicious and bitter that The Pink Flamingo feels, if Scott Brown is defeated by Warren, Jacobson must take some of the blame.
CNN’s Candy Crawley is just beginning to see how vicious these individuals can be. If she is not careful, they will destroy her. Like an endless tide, they never stop. They are very well paid for their efforts, so it doesn’t matter to them what they do.
Anyone who speaks out against Mitt Romney must be maligned. What Tagg Romney said about Barack Obama, wanting to punch him, is no exception. There are stories, well sourced, about clandestine meetings between Roger Ailes, Karl Rove, Frank Luntz, Dick Morris, a Koch or two, and elected Republican officials, all of whom were working with FOX News to help rid the country of that African elected to the White House.
Don’t ever think this isn’t about racism. It is. Contrary to the lies told by FOX Tabloid News, the tea parties are directly and indirectly connected with the John Birch Society, KKK, CofCC, American Renaissance, FAIR, Numbers USA, Vdare, National Socialists, and misc. white supremacists. So is Mitt Romney’s campaign.
Until and unless the GOP has the courage to stop these people, to expose them to the light of day, for what they are, the party is in ruins. Unless they do, it is dead. There are those who think it is already too late. Enjoy Mitt Romney. Don’t worry, Rand Paul is already working to stab him in the back. They’re good at this. After all, the whole nasty movement began with his father and his KKK associates.
And – you expect these people to be civil?