Saturday, August 16, 2008

The bigots in our midst

It's one thing to find blatant racism on the fringe right; it's another thing altogether to find it camped comfortably in the middle of the Democratic tent.

Colbert I. King - Memo From a Poison Penn -

A widely distributed e-mail I received last month from "Sol" adopted Penn's "lack of American roots" libel against Obama, but more crudely.

Sol was taken aback by Obama's assertion that "we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists. . ."

"I never thought," wrote Sol, "I'd see the day that I'd hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this Country."

"To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation -- and to have this 'wannabe raghead' say with pride that 'we are no longer a Christian nation.' "

"How far will the good people of the USA let these 'minorities' tell us what we can and cannot do?"

"With God's help, He will still take control of this Nation and we can show this 'anti-Christ' and all his boot-lickers . . ."

Okay, it's easy to dismiss Sol as another misguided hater on the religious right.

It's not so easy, however, to look past Penn.
Mark Penn embodies everything that is wrong with the modern Democratic party: triangulation, sleeping with the 'enemy', cowardice, lack of principles, a 'win at all costs' (but lose by all means) mentality... Penn and the PUMAs are welcome to take their balls (if they have any) and go home any time they like. We'll get on just fine without them.

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