Monday, April 09, 2012

It's Going to Get Ugly

Protect the children.
Mitt Romney has already demonstrated a singular inability to stay out of the gutter. RedState (no links) today headlined articles that condemn a woman adviser to President Obama for being insufficiently Jewish and a photoshopped image showing the President in a hoodie to illustrate a racist rant that attacks Obama for sharing the same skin hue as a Florida teenager and predicting Obama will lead race riots in insure his reelection. There is a defense of Derbyshire hate as well. All in all, RedState has become a worse read than the neo-Nazi Stormfront website.

I normally read conservative blogs "to know my enemy."
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. ~ Sun Tsu
But they have become so vile, so openly evil that I find the task repulsive (hence the lack of links).  I will still skim them because their simmering feculence is necessary research but I will need a strong shower afterwards.

Be prepared! The 2012 campaign is going to get ugly (uglier). It is going to get so disgusting, so insistent on spreading Big Lie propaganda that it will make the German federal election of 1933 look like a Sunday afternoon garden party. Nothing we have ever seen, not even the public mugging of Max Cleland by Saxby Chambliss, will prepare us for the shitstorm that will come from the Radical Right.
Liberty wept.

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

I don't live in a state where anybody spends ad money during any stage of the Presidential race.

But it sounds like the states that had early primaries saw a Romney SuperPAC machine like nothing that we've ever seen in a U.S. election.

It's going to be fun to watch Romney - after the first round of anti-Obama Swiftboat-type ads - keep a straight face while saying he has nothing to do with the attacks...