OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Good morning my Brothers and Sisters. Despite what some people might think I actually don't go out of my way to be a contrarian asshole. The problem is that I'm just not very good at sitting here and taking what anyone says at face value. Whether they are on my "side" or not, I tend to take the things people say and put them through the mill that is my mind until they are broken down and I feel like I have come to some semblance of understanding.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Recently what I have been going over and over is something that made fairly big news in the days before the election. Lawrence Wilkerson on MSNBC said,

"(T)he real reason a considerable portion of my party (The GOP) wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin."
When this statement hit the public everyone seemed to just fall all over themselves proclaiming how awesome and correct it was. And to be sure it's not an inaccurate assessment of the situation. But it tends to lose sight of a fundamental truth. Namely that it's ultimately meaningless.

The problem is that the Republican party has become so extremist on so many issues that I honestly believe it has become very difficult for our minds to fully accept the terrible terrible reality of the situation with which we are dealing.

If we had a party that believed in a bit less regulation than the Democrats, and a bit more spending on the military, and so on and so forth, then it would become very important to talk about the fact that some people on the "Right" are in opposition to President Obama simply because of the color of his skin. But that is not the case.

The Republican Party has become a party of extremism on every level, in every issue. A party of no taxes on the super rich, no regulations of any kind for business, no equality for LGBT people, people of color, or women. No social safety net. And keep in mind that I'm just hitting the highlights from their greatest hits.

At this point to support them and their agenda is ludicrous on a par with believing the Earth to be flat and the moon landing to be a hoax.

So in the final analysis does it really matter whether someone is supporting that agenda because they don't like the color of Obama's skin or not? Frankly I don't think it does. Wanting the wrong thing for the "right" reasons doesn't make it not the wrong thing.

Keep The Faith My Brothers And Sisters!

Extended (Optional)

Tags

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.