Sunday, March 28, 2010

We're Calling for all Teabagger idiots to get a brain!

This idiotic icon was recently installed on a racist's blog to try to entice the weak-minded to "impeach" Obama. Of course, there' s nothing - no basis, to do so!

On another blog site, evidently an appeal has gone out for people to "sign a petition" to "impeach" President Barack Obama. We wonder whatever for. (Btw, the icon for the "hit button" to impeach is shown above). In truth, the only thing this largely white pack of racist nuts has to impeach him for is.....he isn't white like them!

Of course, I'm not the first to note this, so I can't claim to be original here. Indeed, Frank Rich in his last column in The New York Times ('The Outrage isn't about Health Care'), correctly explicated (and at some length) that this faux rage has been going on since the 2008 campaign when, at Palin rallies- effigies of Obama were being openly hung, and also loose cannons were screaming "Kill him!", "Off with his head!" and "Traitor!" The Right, as usual, dismissed all these off -the -wall cries and chants as mere politics, or "political expression" - nothing to get exercised over. Yet many of us on the sober side feared for Obama's safety as neither Palin or McCain did nothing much to stop it (except McCain did tell a freak in Wisconsin - who said Obama wasn't a citizen, and "helped terrorists"- that NO, "Mr. Obama is a decent family man".

I warned in a letter to the Editor (Denver Post) at the time, that this effort at de-legitimacy would transfer to the post-election scene, as the GOP and its reactionaries wouldn't be able to deal with the fact of losing a critical election- especially to a black man! Add to that a female Speaker of the House and they'd all but go bonkers.

The Health Reform excuse and all the trite codswallop about "losing liberty" or "government takeover of health care" is pure distraction and irrelevant. This weak bill is nothing of the sort, hell - it doesn't even have a public option - which even the mildest true socialist would demand. At least with the public option embedded, the government "intrusion" meme might have some merit, now it doesn't. The complaint on the "mandate" is also weak, since all fines have been removed and the only penalty is a slightly higher annual tax. The abortion side issue is a non-starter since Obama signing an executive order has now forced the insurance companies to accept no federal money. A recent WSJ article (3-24) has indicated many insurers - because TWO checks will have to be rendered instead of one (making a nightmare of bookkeeping) may now not insure for abortion at all!

Thus, all the above are convenient dodges, excuses to hide the undercurrent of straight racism. The mostly white tea baggers detest Obama because he is THEIR black president - and they can't tolerate the notion.

All the yapping about "bankrupting the country" is a similar dodge and deflection. If any of these imbeciles were the least worried about that, they'd look the U.S. Military Empire -building which is the true agency for bleeding the treasury dry. Don't believe me? Check out a recent sobering look at the expanse of the American Empire (up to 2007), provided in the book: The State of the American Empire, particularly the highlighted maps showing its expanse (pp. 70-71), as well as all the U.S. military interventions from 1945-89 (pp. 76-77). Meanwhile, the comparable military spending per person (page 67) boggles the mind into insensibility. When one sees these maps, and the graphics one rightfully wonders what exactly the tea bag contingent is complaining over when it's MILITARY spending off the charts bleeding us into impecunity.

An additional insight is provided with the global map of recipients of U.S. arms sales (pp. 72-73) . Adjacent to the key, the author notes:

“The USA is the world’s largest arms exporter and the U.S. government manipulates this trade to influence world events

Well, how exactly? Let’s let the author answer this:

“Creating a dependency on weapons gives the USA direct control of a client country’s capacity to defend itself, or to wage aggression, and indirect control over its wider foreign policy”.

If the tea baggers will go back to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous April 16, 1953 speech warning of the "Garrison state" - they will quickly see this solid Republican (when Republicans were also still decent, honorable and not taken over by extremists- was worried over the advent of a military ("Garrison") state spending us into oblivion even then, as when he wrote:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies- in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

The military spending has become so malignant that:

i) in recent decades Social Security monies have been raided to pay for arms, to conceal the size of the deficit (begun in Reagan's administration)

ii) Since 1999 the Pentagon has been unable to account for nearly $1.1 trillion it received in tax money. This according to former defense analyst Chuck Spinney who was interviewed about it by Bill Moyers on the PBS NOW program (August, 2002)

But the easily fooled tea baggers are fretting over $938 billion for health care reform (actually health insurance reform) which will actually reduce the deficit by $1.3 trillion over 20 years.

So - there is nothing there of substance on which to base a claim that is bona fide. All the outrage against Obama, including the call for his "impeachment" is therefore motivated by racists. Maybe even former Klan members. Who knows?

What people need to do now is settle down, chill, get a grip and recognize the person now in the White House is the President of all of us. Not just black people, liberals or "socialists" or "atheists". Either accept Obama as the Prez, stop yapping about him being an "illegal alien" or admit you are a rabble rouser and likely racist that simply hates the idea of a black man in the Oval Office.

As for impeachment, if ever there was a case it was Dubya Bush- launching a bogus pre-emptive invasion that will end up costing further trillions, plus allowing the CIA to run torture camps, and destroying the Bill of Rights via the "Patriot act". (Which admittedly, congress also broke down on since they failed to read most of it - so they ought to have been fired too, or at least their staffs)


janidebar said...

You really nailed these twits totally! Any half sane person can see it isn't about any of the things teabaggers say, it's all about race. They detest Obama for being their black president, but can't call him the n-word so resort to all these other names (SOCIALIST, communist, Hitler, Nazi etc.) instead.

They want to impeach him because he is the first black president, but can't openly say it because....well, it's RACIST! So they employ a litany of secondary excuses:

1- He isn't really a citizen - was born in Kenya etc.

2- He's "rammed through" legislation without consent of the governed. (Nonsense, because the House are our Reps and their votes FOR translates into consent - the Republicans are just angry the numbers are in a slight majority)

3- He allows abortion in the package (totally false, since as you said, his EO now makes it less likely health insurance will be offered for abortions.

4- He will create enormous deficits that will bankrupt the country and put burdens on our kids. (Also, bogus since as yo said it is military spending doing that. So, if anything the only guilt of Obama here is for another $138 billion to support a surge in Afghanistan)

Did you also see that federal agents rousted a Christian Militai camp in Michigan? Seems like they were training to try to forcefully force you and I to convert to Christianity or else...

Sounds just like Islamic terrorists do.

janidebar said...

Another noteworthy observation: Irrespective of the source of their rage, whether racial hatred of the other stupid excuses they offer (he's an "illegal alien") those who go off the deep end and hurl bricks through windows, cut gas lines etc. can be declared domestic terrorists!

Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act ""dangerous to human life"" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.

The tea bag crowd is trying to say on a number of websites that angry dems are also doing this but they're lying. All the actual verified incidents have been on the RIGHT, zero on the left. Eric Cantor just made up his attack, which even the Richomond Virginia police said was from a stray bullet. Any half drunk crazy could have fired it and the timing was pure coincidence.

We have to keep monitoring these creeps and report them to the feds if we even sense they are about to try something!