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I wanted to highlight a simple post from John Cole at Balloon Juice, titled They Fucking Hate You. In it, John lays out why the Republicans act the way they do. Here's a sample:
They just do.
They hate you because you respect gay people as normal human beings.
They hate you because you respect African-Americans as normal human beings.
They hate you because you respect Asians, Latinos, and everyone else who isn’t a straight white male.
They hate you because you respect a woman’s right to choose.
After his list, he says:
I just do not understand why more people do not recognize this. The Republicans have declared total war on America, and people are responding like this is politics as usual. It isn’t. It really isn’t. It’s really all or nothing at this point. We put the birchers/tea party/conservatives back in their place and destroy the current GOP, or we deal with this shit for the next forty-sixty years.
Go and read the whole thing.
I used to think that the Republicans were all about degrees of difference from Democrats, but the last 10 years, and in particular the last 3 with a black man in the White House, have taught me that they will only accept one outcome: The total destruction of anyone who does not think the way they do.
We have to stand up to them, and stop them.
Edit: Thanks everyone for my first recommended diary.
Originally posted to anonevent on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:46 AM PST.