Friday, October 24, 2008

Et tu, Sanity?

What. The. F$#%#$#@$#%^$uck.
So, on one side, we have the party of the closet racists and lynch-mobs-in-waiting. And on the other we have the party of otherwise sane people who decide to go around beating people with conservative politics in order to...I dunno, prove that Democrats are devoted to politics as well as routine criminal activity.
I have never been more ashamed of this country's politics, or of the liberal base of this country, than now that it has been revealed how completely nuts some of them are. As much as there has been outrage and suspicion involved in the typically underhanded tactics used by the GOP and the anger at some of their rallies, the Democratic base have been the actual ones to go out and commit violent crime in the name of partisanship.
Please, fellow blue-bloods, if you are reading this, pay close attention: VIOLENCE ISN'T NICE! Bad Democrat. Bad. Put the damn weapons down, and think for a f#@$%ing second.
Sigh...I guess this is what happens when your party base has a sizable chunk of dumbass kids contributing to it, who are apparently not rational enough to know when it is and is not socially acceptable to carve a "B" into the face of a person you disagree with.

Jesus Christ...

In fairness, these cases, despite being more frequent than I would like, are incredibly divergent from the mainstream constituency, and the man who cut a "B" into a McCain volunteer's face had already robbed her before being aware of her politics (...which...makes it better...I guess [?]). Arrgghhh...damn exasperating, though.


Edit: Hmmmmm....

Edit Edit: Why am I not surprised? Well, it was nice when my righteous fury was directed in a more diffuse manner for a few hours. But, after verifying, once again, that they are bald-faced liars, my indignation is now back in its proper, right-facing position. Chalk another one up on the big list of neocon distortions and lies for me.

6 comments:

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Another reason the founding fathers favored a republic over a democracy...

Jared said...

As PZ pointed out already, the "B" is backwards and rather well done (kind of like it was done in a mirror) to be done by an angry robber... In any event, that black eye looks nasty. But the jury hasn't even been found yet on this one.
(by jury, I mean actual evidence)

Paul said...

I give it seven or eight chances in ten that a sizable portion of the electorate will never learn the woman was lying. They will only have heard the first part of the story. Many voters are pretty low-information folks.

Asylum Seeker said...

Funny that you would mention that...
Because I remember hearing about a study done into the whether people believed in erroneous claims that were later retracted or proven false. Turns out that, for whatever reason (confirmation bias, selective memory, the availability heuristic for incredibly vivid alleged occurrences, or just plain laziness in making sure that the retraction is made public) it doesn't matter what you later try to put a false claim to bed. Once it is put out there, people will continue to believe because they either don't care to see that they are wrong, or simply remember the outlandish false claim more vividly than its dispassionate debunking. The amount of people who still think that Obama is a Muslim and really, creationism in any form, are rather interesting examples of this principle at work. Hopefully, since this one was rebutted quickly, however, it won't be repeated often enough to live on in enough memories to be relevant.

Stacy said...

"The amount of people who still think that Obama is a Muslim and really, creationism in any form, are rather interesting examples of this principle at work."

My own mother tried to tell me thet Obama is a Muslim just last week.
She lives in "no where" Montana.

I e mailed her a link to Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama.

It is truly amazing.

Saint Brian the Godless said...

Can't believe that some McCain worker would do that, no matter how stupid they are. Blood libel. In 2008. Nice going stirring upt he base, Sarah.