Just in case you forgot what we’re fighting against…

This will be my only post of the day.

I spent most of yesterday in the Doctor’s office, or waiting for my prescription to be filled, or sleeping the sleep of the drugged. (I aspirated a piece of chopped onion and started seeing blood after a couple of days of trying to cough it out)
I wasn’t around to sweep up the comments that got deleted, but if you look at the posts the Free Republic mods left in, I think you can imagine the ones they deleted.

In case you are still thinking “bipartisanshp”, I want you to forget that nonsense and read this.
You don’t make peace treaties with people like this.

You don’t make compromises with people like this.

You crush them politically, and make sure they are never let near any position of responsibility ever again.

Read this.
Get mad.
Get moving.
Get out the vote.

Obama’s grandmother dies of cancer in

| 3 Nov 2008 | John Whitesides

onMonday, November 03, 2008 3:55:58 PM by

WASHINGTON (Reuters) –
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s grandmother died of cancer, he
said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted
the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.
“It is with great
sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died
peacefully after a battle with cancer,” Obama said in a joint statement with his
sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of
extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.”
Dunham helped raise
Obama from the age of 10 while his mother was working in Indonesia, and Obama
took an emotional 22-hour trip to Hawaii to visit her on October 23 and 24.

(Reporting by John Whitesides; editing by David Alexander

To: Phemone
Nice timing. That’ll pick up a few sympathy votes for
2 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 3:57:13 PM byPeterFinn (Sarah Palin for
President in 2012.)

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To: PeterFinn
…and it looks as though where “The ONe” was actually born
goes to the grave given that Hawaii authorities will produce a birth
6 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 3:59:28 PM byAlphaOneAlpha
To: Carling
prayers.. folks, let’s keep it respectful.
7 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 3:59:28 PM byChuzzlewit
To: Phemone
Cancer patients usually pass away from a planned terminal
This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever,
9 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 3:59:53 PM bycounterpunch (It’s the

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To: Phemone
A PUMA in my office said she died last week and that this is a
set up.
20 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 4:02:25 PM byFrantzie
To: steve0
Did he have power of attorney over her? Did he decide to stop
any kind of life support?
22 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 4:02:49 PM bynikos1121 (The first black
president should be another Jackie Robinson)
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To: Phemone
Wow, just before the 6:00 news. How convenient
33 posted onMonday, November 03, 2008 4:04:49 PM byNYC Republican (PLENTY of
time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 2 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM— Support

More after the jump, if you can stomach it. Let’s crush these insects at the polls today.

10 thoughts on “Just in case you forgot what we’re fighting against…

  1. Aspirated an ONION, Tommy T? Holy Crap, that sounds very uncomfortable.
    Take your meds, get some rest, stay away from right wing cesspools or you’ll pick up an opportunistic infection of crazy-stupid.
    Seriously, get well.

  2. You don’t make compromises with people like this.
    You crush them politically, and make sure they are never let near any position of responsibility ever again.

    And don’t forget: SALT THE EARTH!
    Get some rest, Tommy. We got this. Maybe we’ll see you in the Crack Van though!
    There was a FReepi comment I saw yeaterday that perfectly sums them up.
    Okay, I’ll shut up now, but c’mon, what does it say about Obama that we all (Freepi) question this timing?
    What does it say about HIM? How about what does it say about YOU, you f*cking ghouls?

  3. Ack. Very sorry for your troubles. Feel much better soon–today should help, eh?
    I’ve been up since about 4 am, after being nearly hysterical for days, outraged and sick at heart for 8 years . . . I’ve got the attention span of a gerbil and the emotions of a 13 year old girl right not. Good LORD it’s going to be a long day.
    Feel better soon. Oh yeah, as for the classy comments about Obama’s grandmother, I’ve been thinking/reading about this for a long time, and because of a family member’s troubles, I’ve earned an unofficial degree in psychiatry with a specialty in mood and personality disorders. My conclusion is that “The Base” is made up of folks with mental defects and emotional deficits. (Duh, you say. Just stay with me for a minute.)
    They don’t process information the way the rest of us do–there’s something wrong with the incoming apparatus. They see everything in black and white (literally and figuratively). Their judgment is off, way off, which makes them paranoid and wrong-headed. Most of them lack empathy and are judgmental, which makes them racist, homophobic . . . they lack reason and logic, even when confronted with glaring inconsistencies within their own lives and in the world around them. This is just a sample–go read about personality disorders. Bush’s base, rabid McCain voters, and PUMAs all fit in there somewhere.
    But since these people are usually not running around setting fires or wearing their underpants outside their clothes, nobody makes them get help and they certainly don’t think they need help—so they don’t get any. They go through life being hateful, narrow-minded, wrong, sometimes violent, etc.
    It all falls along the range of mild to moderate mental illness. Better to observe than participate. Have a great week everybody!!!

  4. Tommy T, rest and let the healing proceed; we’re all behind you. You aspirated some Onion? What were you doing eating a satirical online magazine?
    Ckennedy, how do these damaged folks get that way? Is it some inborn short-circuit, preventing the brain from ever processing information correctly? Or does it come from being marinated in hateful stupidity from the moment of conception? I know this is the age-old nature/nurture question but I’m always looking for experienced people’s perspectives on it. (My psych profs from decades past would say, “It’s both,” thereby neatly avoiding the issue altogether.)
    Peace, V.

  5. I agree – the experiment needs to end. I wrote yesterday that this is why we need a landslide – not for Dems but for America – we need to say the hatred that the right has cultivated and institutionalized needs to be laid to waste.

  6. When I’ve run into people like that I’ve ended up assuming that they were horribly damaged by their parents. Parental rape comes to mind, but more likely, emotional abuse from dawn to dusk, from infancy to get out of this house, you worthless teenage trash.
    Of course, it could have been at the hands of strangers, but “nearest and dearest” is supposed to be the first place to look.
    No idea what to do about/with/for them, but as ckennedy said, it’s always seemed better to observe (“remember — always give a wild animal her space”) than to participate.
    Keep a respectful distance.

  7. VictoriaB,
    I’m no expert, but I do know there is a very strong genetic element. I know parents who are the “normal” ones from each of their families (kind, intelligent, good parents providing a calm and nurturing environment) but some of what ails either or both families is expressed in one or more of their children.
    Some disorders, like Borderline Personality Disorder, have a genetic factor PLUS a likelyhood of development in a child of a Borderline parent. Having both, obviously, means the condition is more serious. Having the latter is something that those with motivation to help themselves can work through and recover from with a particular kind of therapy. It happens in families at any level of income, intelligence, education, etc.
    Hateful rednecks of course encourage the hateful redneck side of their children, but how do you tease out the mental and emotional defects that contribute from the backward social beliefs prevalent in their world? More later. I’m off to knock on doors for local candidates.
    Have a great time tonight people!!

  8. “Some disorders, like Borderline Personality Disorder, have a genetic factor PLUS a likelyhood of development in a child of a Borderline parent.”
    That wasn’t very clear, sorry. The likelyhood of the development of BPD, as I understand it, in children without a genetic factor but WITH a BPD parent, is from modeling behaviors and from the chaos inflicted upon them during their upbringing.
    Back from calling students all day long and a nice run. Now a shower and a spot on the sofa with the rest of the family.
    Best wishes everybody.

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