Now... I've made the case before that the racism charge is, at worst, perfectly accurate and, at best, giving them the benefit of the doubt. You can only see so many "Muslim, Kenyan, communist, socialist, sleeper" signs before you're convinced that these people are in fact racists, if for no other reason than because it is hard to fathom a level sheer stupidity high enough to otherwise motivate and rationalize these signs. Racist is an explanation I can accept. Stupidity is as well, but... that much stupidity? Purely on stupidity alone? I almost have a hard time believing that. Anyway, I couldn't find the sign I was looking for (after sifting through literally hundreds of signs that ranged between the unintentionally hilarious and the outright offensive.) But I did find this one:
And it pretty much makes the same point.
And as well-designed as this one is... seriously: Is this how these people "think?" We're "losing" the debate? Perhaps, but only because 60% of America is too stupid to recognize the difference between something that is GOOD for them and something that is BAD for them. Seriously. And there was a perfect exampleof this in today's MSN article about the tightening Congressional races:
As far as the article goes? OK, yeah, whatever, we'll see in a few weeks. Good news, I guess, but I'm still going to stand of the street corner with my sandwich warning people of the end of days, thankyouverymuch. But there was one section that just drove me crazy:
OK... now "Cap-and-trade" we can discuss that. That's certainly debatable. Liberals are smart enough to realize SOMETHING has to be done, but obviously there IS a cost, and in all reality? It probably won't accomplish all that much. (It was originally a Conservtaive's idea, as well. Just like everything else these idiots are blaomign OBAMA for!) But let's put that aside for the moment and look at the other two. (Because we really do like to list things in threes, don't we? One thing alone isn't enough to win is it? You need THREE to make case, right?)Pennsylvania Republicans say the intense former Navy admiral is too liberal for this centrist state. They note that Sestak, a two-term House member, wanted a public insurance option in the new health care law, a larger stimulus package than the $814 billion plan Congress approved, and a tougher cap-and-trade energy bill than the House passed.
He's "too liberal," which is conserva-speak for "bad," because he wanted a public health care option and more stimulus. In other words: He wanted to get people CHEAPER HEALTH CARE and MORE JOBS. Can someone please exp-lain to how any individual person, anywhere, can possibly see either of those as a bad thing?!
Public Option: If you can do better, do so. If it's cheaper, THEN WHY NOT?! What is wrong with these people? How can you possibly argue (unless you own an insurance company!) that this can be a bad thing?! Seriously. Who can honestly believe this?! How do you reach that conclusion?! "Socialism," maybe? But if "Socialism" was really going to give it to you for less, then why the hell would you NOT be a Socialist? It makes no damned sense at all!
Same goes for the stimulus. Which is another word for JOBS. Campaigning against the stimulus is campaigning against JOBS! Who does that?! Can you imagine what it would sound like if the Republicans were even half-way honest and the average American wasn't completely, mind-numbingly stupid? He be saying: I want to put more of you out of work, and then vote against unemployment for any of you! Who the heck would vote for THAT guy?
But yeah. "All" we're doing is shouting "racist." (No: what we're doing is looking for a REASON behind all the blatant STUPIDITY!) But apparently "if we don't call it racist, we'll lose the debate. Well of COURSE we will! If we're arguing with someone who thinks paying MORE for health and having LESS jobs is a GOOD thing! How on earth would you debate with someone who has so clearly lost their freaking mind?!
See... it's not us who shout "racist" to squelch debate.
As I've said before, twice now, in fact, it they who say "liberal" and not only squelch debate, but then happily go and campaign for, and vote for, their own royal screwing.
Racist? That's us being optimistic. It's a compliment, compared to what we'd say otherwise, assuming there is even a word in the English language for this level of ignorance, gullibility, irrationality and stupidity.