When I read this article at HuffPo this morning, I remembered a video I saw on Bill Maher Friday night, and found it on YouTube. I don't know how long it will remain up, but it's chilling as to what we are up against.
So why will people -- grassroots conservatives who know Romney's past -- work hard for a man who once described himself as a progressive?
"That's a real good question," said Peggy Dau, of Bartlesville, Okla., who spoke to The Huffington Post at a "Patriots for Romney" rally organized by someone they really do like -- Rick Santorum.
The answers given by Dau and other staunch conservatives who would have preferred a different standard-bearer offer a glimpse into a mindset that, though liberals might find it somewhat disturbing, is nevertheless built on a foundation of faith, family, loyalty, community spirit and all-around decency. Their perception is that they are under assault, that other people want to destroy the world they have built, or take it away.
Bolstered in their belief by relentless persuasion of the right's paid political professionals, they are afraid they will lose the "fight." That fear is focused squarely on President Barack Obama. And it doesn't matter that Mitt Romney might not be a genuine conservative in their eyes.What could it be about Obama that inspires such fear in old white people from the south...what...could..it ...be?
"At the end of the day, we're still Republicans and we've gotta get Obama out of there," said Donna Cosmello, of New Milford, Pa.
"Anybody's better than Obama," said Rosie Gaetano, of Scranton, Pa. "Obama must go. OMG. Not 'Oh my God.' Obama. Must. Go!"
"One of the things that's going to really hit Obama bad is that with the welfare, all of this, so many people in entitlements right now -- the middle class, who he terms as the middle class, who are out there working every day, they're resentful of the fact that they are put into this class, and they're resentful that there are a lot of people who could be working who are not working," said Gallow, who believes the president has deliberately swelled the ranks of the needy.In other words, he's black, and he hands out food stamps (and cell phones!) to lazy, shiftless black (blaah) people who are there to steal their money.
"So that's going to backfire on him," Gallow said. "There are actually a whole lot of people out here who are working very hard to take care of themselves and their family, and he said here's free cell phones, here's free food stamps. They don't want that. These people have pride, and that's what that man is trying to take away from these people -- pride. They are taking away pride from the American citizen."
If you need more proof, check out this video shot at the RNC this week, by Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra. My favorite sign "Jesus Hates Obama".
I give you...the Imaginary/Invisible Muslim Obama of the redneck south: