Thursday, August 20, 2009

Train of thought, derailed

Saw this on some YouTube video likening Obama to Nazi brownshirts:



Yeah! Obama is Hitler, and we're not gonna stand for this! It's time to TAKE BACK AMERICA!! But we gotta take it back in Clem's truck, 'cause mine's on blocks. Anyway, I cain't go 'cause that'd mean missin' Glenn Beck.

Who knew that all it took to stem the looming Revolution Against Fascism and All Things Anti-Teabaggish was inadequate transportation? Damn, that Cash for Clunkers is nefarious.

I'm glad these guys aren't mail carriers. Forget, "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" — this crew would flake out after the first paper cut. But then again, the Postal Service is socialist.

I think these comments say all we need to know about the true nature of this crowd. They're down and out from years of voting against their own best interests, and as of Jan. 20, 2009, they're mad as hell and not taking it anymore! Or they would be mad as hell and not take it anymore, were it not for ultimately minor inconveniences in the grand scheme of things.

Not to worry, guys. The trains will run on time soon enough.

9 comments:

NOLA Progressive said...

Hmmm... and Bobby Jindal just applied for 300Million for high speed rail projects in LA? Timely...oh and wait the best it...the money will come from the Economic Recover/Reinvestment Act!! You know the stimulus package all the wingers are bitching about! Irony defined?

Tom Alday said...

If you have to stoop so low as to use Youtube comments to try and prove your point then you fail.

Tom Alday said...

Oh by the way, I'm a big fan of the overused "voting against their own best interest" liberal meme. It so deliciously encapsulates everything wrong with smarmy liberal elitism in one bite sized chunk. I guess you guys love the stereotype it gives you so please keep using it.

Ian McGibboney said...

NOLA - The GOP barking about all things Democrat ends when it puts money in their hands. We saw this with the stimulus and we'll see it in the future. Which is why I want a public option/single-payer care health option. Once the right gets over the political loss, they'll zoom in line for the care.

Tom - I'm not trying to prove anything. It's just a Web example of something I see all the time: people who are down and out via the very political allegiances they follow (which, by the way, is something I use a lot because it's true), and who are either too stupid or too much in denial to recognize the direct correlation.

Busplunge said...

But the trains run on time!

Wait, that's Fascism!!!

Tom Alday said...

You ever think maybe they don't vote for you because you talk down to them and call them stupid?

If only they weren't brain dead troglodytes they could see how right and just the liberal way is!

...and then you get annoyed when those same people call you condescending elitists.

Ian McGibboney said...

Bus - Exactly...

Tom - I'm not out to seek converts. But it does pain me to see these people support a political party and platform that not only does nothing for them, but deliberately lies and plays to their worst fears and prejudices in a cynical bid to get their vote. It works, because it's a fantasy (or a lie, depending on how you look at it). I don't give a rat's ass if they're liberal or conservative (fair-weather supporters don't help anyone), but the fact is that Democratic policies help not just Democrats, but everyone. See how many Republicans traded in their clunkers or sought health care at one of the many free events recently held. They're not going to stop crying about it, but neither will they refuse on principle.

Republican policies, on the other hand, don't even help all Republicans. Just the richest and most important. Chances are you're getting hosed too, Tom.

Tom Alday said...

Tom - I'm not out to seek converts.

//That's obvious, you have to be selling something worthwhile to convert someone. A future of crushing debt and rationed medical care isn't winning much of anyone over right according to the polls.//


But it does pain me to see these people support a political party and platform that not only does nothing for them, but deliberately lies and plays to their worst fears and prejudices in a cynical bid to get their vote.

//You mean like Obama did? how many campaign promises has he already broke?//


It works, because it's a fantasy (or a lie, depending on how you look at it). I don't give a rat's ass if they're liberal or conservative (fair-weather supporters don't help anyone), but the fact is that Democratic policies help not just Democrats, but everyone.

//I paid less taxes under Bush than I paid under Clinton. We also had unprecedented GDP growth and record low unemployment under Bush. Obama is nursing a 10% unemployment rate, who is that helping?//


See how many Republicans traded in their clunkers or sought health care at one of the many free events recently held.

//Do you have numbers? Was the political affiliation of the user noted in either of these programs or are you just ASSUMING?//


Republican policies, on the other hand, don't even help all Republicans. Just the richest and most important. Chances are you're getting hosed too, Tom.

//You read too many talking points. You have this vision in your head that all Republicans are something out of a 1930's political cartoon. Republican polices helped many during the Bush years...but then Dems won Congress in 2006 and everything went to shit. Democrats haven't had a worthwhile idea in 60 years.//

Ian McGibboney said...

You're a riot, Tom. You project like no one else I've ever seen. And you're just about the only person left, including many far-right Republicans I know, who think Bush wasn't a complete disaster for this country.