From Huff Post:
“Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy claimed during a Friday interview on CNN that he didn’t understand the bipartisan outrage over his recent comments suggesting the “Negro people” were “better off” as slaves, and blamed the perception that he’s racist on Martin Luther King Jr. for not finishing ‘his job.’
I guess that whole murdered in the prime of his life by a white racist before he could finish ‘his job’ thing is no excuse.
Between Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, George Zimmerman, Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) and now this opportunistically patriotic, slavery-defending, Glenn Beck quoting hemorrhoid on the bunghole of society and intellectual apparition known as Cliven Bundy, I’m getting really tired of this low hanging fruit. Its not even a challenge anymore guys. C’mon!
How many of these synaptically challenged “defenders of freedom” will you cleave to, only to have to backpedal as furiously as a cat tossed in a pool when you find out, lo and behold, many of these people are: Just. Plain. Stupid.
As are you. If you remain willing to support their verbally denied, yet intellectually undefended, racism, tribalism, misogyny, and uber-patriotism, only to be forced to say later, as if quoting Rosanne Rosanadana, when finding out that everything you’ve so vehemently defended due your poorly understood readings of one or two of the various amendments to the constitution that you once read on a bumper sticker or someone’s tattoo, “never mind”, you should consider the premise that most of us who actually think, rather than react, remember every time you do, and any semblance respect for your opinions diminishes even further.
And we nod, knowingly, as if watching a child learning his times tables, reminding ourselves to be patient as his little mind grows. The only difference is that the child usually improves with time.
2009-Obamacare will never pass—It Passed.
2010-Obamacare is unconstitutional—Supreme court says otherwise.
2012-Romney will be the next president because he promises to repeal Obamacare…Romney still shilling for Fox “News” and he still can’t fly on Airforce One.
2013-Website is down, Obamacare will collapse—Website fixed.
2013-Obamacare will kill the economy—Unemployment is half what it was 4 years ago, the deficit is half what it was 4 years ago, the Dow is more than double what it was 4 years ago, housing, construction, property values are all increasing, GDP is the highest its been in 5 years.
2014-The 7.1 million signups that are being claimed are “cooking the books”.
Actually, that part is true, the 7.1 million signups that they’re claiming is not accurate. It neglects the fact that there are now more than 3 million people getting expanded medicare coverage, approximately 2 million more who signed up, not on the website, but through their own agents, and about 5 million kids between 19 and 26 who had no coverage before but are now covered on their parents plan.
So, yeah, 7.1 million people insured under the ACA is a big fat lie. It’s closer to 17 million, and it will only keep growing.
So, friends, if you believe that the Repubs are going to repeal Obamacare, especially if they get into the White House in 2016, just remember how many times they, and you, have been wrong up until now.
Just think how any president, of any party, is going to tell what is likely to be 25-30 million people that he’s taking away their health insurance.
Or, if you’d rather not think about it, just keep believing what they’ve been telling you for the last 5 years. And just keep being wrong.