HE WHO SMELT IT DEALT IT
CRUDENESS, RUDENESS & RACISM AMONG THE REPUBLICANS
ILL-BRED CONSERVATIVES JUST CAN'T KEEP THE STANK INSIDE
No Wonder They're Not Welcome In Polite Society. Or In The Submarine Service. Or On A Crowded Elevator. Or Anywhere.
"No, we're not racists! THEY are!!!"
Racists are, by the racists' own definition, people who accuse racists of being racist, or anyone who might do so. Pre-emptive racist accusations are important: Timing is everything. It's like surreptitious farting. It's important to accuse someone before they accuse you.
The problem is, the rest of the room is just sitting in shocked silence, wondering, why in the name of God is this idiot even talking about race, much less pointing out another person's race, or, worse yet, accusing THEM of racism!
It's just really bad manners in any circumstances today, thank Gawd. Of course the few remaining actual racists will refer to such manners as "political correctness." This hateful phrase refers to the fact that all the old pathological habits that racists have always enjoyed are now considered very bad manners by everyone else, worse than farting loudly in church, or malodiferously in an elevator.
That's really all the Republicans would be is a few cranky old farts, if they weren't serving as an inspiration to arsonists, bombers and murderers. Not to mention landlords, employers and authority figures who need an excuse to mess up somebody's life because of their skin color. So it's a bit more of a problem than farting. But it still makes everybody else sick.
Somehow, I don't think the Gingrich crowd quite gets this. They just squat there in their own vile stank while America holds its nose. The stench gets worse every time they open their mouths, though their little crowd never seems to notice: Except when one of them suddenly starts screaming that somebody else stinks. But of course it's just them again. Pffft. He who smelt it dealt it.
Ugh! Such rude, awful, vile, disgusting, ill-mannered people. That much has become obvious to everyone. From the smell, it won't be long before they rot away completely.
All this is, ultimately a problem for THEM, an opportunity for us.
What they don't get is that even people who don't make the connection between the more "subtle" forms of hate speech and actual racial (and sexual, homophobic, sectarian, nativist, etc) violence and discrimination still find all such speech to be as rude, crude and unacceptable as casual obscenity used to be in "polite society."
Laws and political positions are one thing, customs and manners are quite another. Outlaws and rebels are still romantic figures in this country, and we all have a right to our boring old political opinions, hoo-rah. But rudeness, crudeness and offenses against manners and customs are viewed very negatively and so will their perpetrators, their Parties and their causes be. Just as the Democrats were at one time associated with the rude and disrespectful behavior of some on the far Left, causing liberalism to become a bad word, conservatism is becoming a very bad word thanks to the really awful and unrelentingly rude and disrespectful behavior of some on the far right who are associated with Republicans. Call it a meme or a trend or a demographic shift, but it is seismic, and it could take generations to reverse once it gets going. Personally, I hope Newt, Rush et al. keep Right on farting.
I'd call it the Mom Effect. It used to be true that there were certain words and deeds that you would never say or do around your Mom, no matter how old you were. Or anybody else's Mom, for that matter. Obscenities were not to be uttered around Mom's, although words like sp*c, k*ke and n*gger were not considered obscene by everyone. That has pretty much been reversed. I hear almost every one of the Seven Dirty Words all the time every day everywhere, even from Grannies. No biggie. But you rarely hear those racial terms any more, thankfully. Just think of the kinds of things you would not say in front of your Mom, or mine, and you have a pretty good idea of what society regards as socially unacceptable and alienating.
Apparently, the Republicans don't have Moms. If they do, their Moms are in the Klan. These Republicans are like really badly raised kids who don't seem to have ever been taught any manners. Among themselves, and even in "polite society," they seem to take delight in belching forth the worst racialisms and stinking up the room with their noxious notions. They don't seem to notice that everyone else is disgusted by their behavior. They don't seem to mind that everybody is leaving the room. They actually triumph in having the room all to themselves. It doesn't bother the Republicans that the room is empty, that everyone has gone somewhere else. They're used to excluding everyone who is not like themselves. It doesn't matter to them how anyone else feels about it.
It'll matter next election day, if the Democrats don't royally screw up. You can't fight the Mom Effect. Those rude-ass Republicans are in for another spanking.
"Newt's New Racist Two-Step"
The cock-eye of Newt.
' In the good old days, white men could get away with this sort of shit every day of the week and twice on Sundays. No wonder conservatives look back longingly to the golden age of yore! '.
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