This article is in response to a Politico post via Yahoo! found here.
Bill Kristol--not to be confused with the immensely talented, nice, and undouchey Billy Crystal--is a tool. Don't believe me? Okay, read this:
“The Left has dozens of organizations and tens of millions of dollars dedicated to undercutting the war on terror. The good guys need some help too.” --Bill Kristol
Yeah, you read that correctly, folks. An example of yet another neoconservative genius insulting half of America to enrage the other half of America. This has flavorings of past Republican tools (*cough* Sarah Palin *cough*) referring to the Midwest as the "true" America (or some such raving bullshit), insinuating very plainly that places such as Los Angeles and New York are not "truly American".
Republicans aren't alone, however. Democrats are not above insults either.
I just have one question: are you people morons, or just plain ignorant?
It makes no sense to insult District A to garner votes/support from District B. Why, you ask?
BECAUSE DISTRICT A AND DISTRICT B ARE BOTH IN AMERICA!!!
Since when is it appropriate or patriotic or within the job description of elected officials to put down New Yorkers, or Californians, or Pennsylvanians for no purpose other than to preach to their own choir, so to speak? I find it egregious, outrageous, unprofessional, and unacceptable to cast off certain individuals--AMERICANS all, mind you--because they disagree with your politics or are "different" than you.
In another setting this behavior would be called "racism", "sexism", "homophobia", "xenophobia", or just plain "stupid ignorance".
But because these politicians know they are preaching to the choir when they make these statements, they get away with it. They rally support for "the cause" by firing up supporters and pissing off opponents. Would they be so cavalier to make such asinine and thoughtless statements to a crowd of opponents? Not likely.
Back to Bill Kristol for a second. "The good guys need some help too" versus "The Left". Kristol actually stated the "good guys" are the guys that aren't on "The Left"; meaning that the "bad guys" are The Left. Ipso facto, Liberals are categorically bad.
You know what else they are? AMERICANS.
These intellectually vacuous bozos--as we all know, everywhere in government and politics--claim to hold a patent on patriotism and "God Bless America" and morality and freedom und so weiter. Meanwhile, they will disparage any other American simply for conflicting views. Is it just me or does that completely fly in the face of what this country is supposed to stand for? Is it not supposed to be free for all people? Is it not the United States? To quote the Kentucky state motto: "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"?
Someone should remind these bozos of that fact. When these people make such comments, they indicate to the masses that this kind of vociferous mudslinging (more like "social civil war") is what politics should be, and the political discourse suffers as a result (see: Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh).
Politics mean more to many politicians than the United States of America, and these peoples' actions speak louder than their allegedly patriotic words.
Hopefully the next generation will attempt to take this country back from the vapid, hostile edge of insanity back to the glory we all know can thrive in AMERICA.