Saturday, February 6, 2010

Republicans have deep inferiority and emotional issues.

There's this from Tom Tancredo (I think he was one of the dozen Emperor Palpatine lookalikes in the early republican presidential debates):
The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama...
Tancredo.... complained that "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.
Which is odd, since I thought all liberals were elitist, particular-type-of-lettuce-eating, limosine-riding, Ivory Tower college professors. I guess they are ALL that, but also illiterate illegal immigrants.

Then there's this from the National Review:
The product of divorced parents from Marin County, California (are there any other kind?), he was raised in the very crucible of cultural nuttiness at the absolute zenith of its pervasiveness. He is a child of hot tubs, amicable divorce, racial guilt, vegan diets, Chardonnay anti-Americanism, and "Teach Peace" bumper stickers. He is the product of gray-bearded radical high-school history teachers, old Volvos, public radio, world beat music, women's bookstores, pita-wrap sandwiches, and clunky brown sandals.
Alright, lets say you have conservatives views. Lets say you don't like people who have liberal views. Fine. But what is this weird obsession rightwingers have with classifying everything in existence as either a rightwing or leftwing "thing"?

Why or how are hot tubs and pita sandwiches "liberal"?

Maybe it's the end product of fearing the dreaded "Other". Republicans have turned "liberal" into a slur and now stupid people can just pour whatever isn't their exact self into the bottle of "liberal". Am I enjoying a hot tub right now? I'm not, thus it's liberal. Am I multilingual? I'm not, thus it's liberal. Do I like American Idol? I don't, thus it's liberal. Am I wearing velcro shoes? No, thus it's liberal.

I don't think it's that right-wingers even necessarily hate hot tubs (who hates hot tubs?) because if a right-winger was sitting in a hot tub, they'd be bragging about how they're the ones who know how to have fun unlike those uptight liberals. Just like how they sometimes try to brag that right-wing girls are hotter or that christian fundamentalists have better sex lives than the rest of us. Sex, just like everything else, is only liberal if they don't currently have it.

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