Well, whom shall I rant about today; there are so many likely candidates.
I really didn't think anyone could disgust me more than Rush Limbaugh, but Glen Beck surely disavowed me of that notion. What is amazing and truly troubling, is that there are so many people out there who listen to them and believe them. Listening and believing them requires that you suspend all rational thought and swallow the lies whole. I would have liked to have been able to think better of people, but I can quite see how naive I was 6 or 8 months ago.
Then a couple of nights ago, a new boor jumped onto our theatre-of-the-absurd stage.
Joe Wilson What a mannerless, classless yutz, an out of shape, overweight hillbilly with a beer belly. In the history of our country no one has ever heckled the president during any kind of session of congress. No one ever heckled George Bush, who is a proven liar.
I am all for free speech, and while I might not like the dissenting point of view, I do feel obligated to at least listen. But Mr. Obama is right. This is not legitimate dissension. This is lies and innuendo, fear mongering based on baseless rumors, and a blatant attempt to disrupt the entire political process. Really I think it begins to border on domestic terrorism.
Most of these people seem unable to accept the outcome of the last election. They seem like a bunch of petulant children bent on having their way at any cost. They seem to not only want to go down with a sinking ship but drown everyone else along with them.
And the racists out there don't know or care that racism is a malignancy that will make us all sick.
I pray to God every day that the rest of us will continue to have the strength to stand together and combat these mean characters who are swimming in a sea of moral decay. Our country's heart depends upon it, and if we fail we risk breaking the spirit of the world.