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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Snark of the Week

Here's this week's WorldNetDaily column entitled Thanks, Obama!

Unable to handle the truth, a reader sent the following email, thus demonstrating that when you can't debate with logic, you fill the empty spaces with insults:

"Yes, thank you Barack Obama for bringing out the bigotry, racism and hatred of the rightwing under the guise of 'taking our country back'! You clowns let bush drive us into the ditch for eight years and said nothing!! Czars, bush had them, too, but did you nuts complain, of course not! You're all hypocrites!!!"

Ahhh - I do so enjoy hearing from a fan.


  1. we are reminded yet again the root of the term 'fan' is FANATIC.

    As a person from a mixed race family it's been my experience that folks like this snark-writer are driven by a deep dark spirit of ignorance and hate, and can't recognize real racism even when it walks up and bites them square in the butt.

    And it's all President Bush's fault, no doubt.

    The guilty dog barks first.


  2. That snark attack is due to his/her own denial. Afterall, it's painful to admit that his/her messiah has feet of clay. Obama worshippers are full of well as other stuff.

    S/he is right about one thing - Obama has brought out the racists, haters, and bigots.
    They are in his own administration. Eric Holder, who won't prosecute the New Black Panther Party thugs who stood outside a polling place in 2008 to discourage whites from voting. Janet Napolitano, who would rather let terrorists kill Americans than do "racial (or ethnic) profiling." Nor will she do anything to keep illegal aliens from entering our country and attacking our citizens. And let's not forget about Obama himself, who made many racially-charged comments during his campaign and during his only term as president. His defense of the university professor over the police officer at the "beer summit" was very telling, was it not?! Yep, Obama has done a great job of causing racial strife.

    As for rightwingers being hypocrites, nah. Not hypocrites - patriots.

    Anonymous (Rightwing) Patriot

  3. As usual, LIBERALS JUST DON'T GET IT! They think it's simply a matter of "our side is always right, yours is always wrong." No one is saying Bush was the perfect model of a president. Intelligent people know that's not true. I've been a very conservative Republican all my life, and I was very unhappy with BOTH Bushes! Dems have to stop pointing out the fallacies of Bush, or anyone else, as a way of excusing Obama's! The president doesn't run the country. He doesn't do whatever he wants. Anyone who's ever read past the front page of a newspaper and done some research knows that. When my Dem friends and aquaintances start telling me how bad Bush was, I tell them they're right! Bush was a stinko in many ways! I was very unhappy with him and his dad. They just stare at me. I'm a conservative and I'm agreeing with them and they don't know what to say. Most Americans are so conditioned ("brainwashed") to be on one side or the other. Whichever side you pick, you're totally right and the "other guys" are totally wrong. How ridiculous! Tea Parties are finally looking beyond the 2-party system. That's why they're doing so well and making such a big impact. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Your political party should have nothing to do with that. Americans need to wake up and stop allowing themselves to be divided and conquered. Politics isn't a football game. It's more than just "us against them." Stop listening to the liars in both major parties and start thinking for yourselves, or nothing will ever change!

  4. Did you say snark or narc Patrice? Sounds to me like if Obama ever manages to get his brown shirt civilian "volunteer" force in place you won't see a gnats bit of difference.

  5. It's very odd, I read a lot of these kinds of comments, people seem to have no boundries and blame others for their unhappiness. I'm beginning to wonder if we are entering into a "mob rule" with the current climate of Politics. I pray we don't. Currently I'm praying for the Governor of Wisconsin and the people who have high hopes that he can straighten out the mess created by many years of Greed and Corruption. Please forgive my Political statement if it offends.

  6. It is unfortunate that this particular WorldNetDaily reader felt the need to resort to insults and generalizations as his or her argument is now definitely weaker as a result. Painting an entire segment of the population (conservatives, in the case of the WorldNetDaily poster) with a single stroke is obviously not helpful or conducive to constructive dialog. And yet, this is exactly what many of the replies to his post have done as well. Calling liberals--as a group--racist, or saying that liberals "just don't get it" is not helpful either. People need to be honest with themselves and admit the failures of their party. Ideology has no place in politics. Pragmatic decision making does.

    For example, people need to be honest with themselves and admit that both sides of the aisle have presided over two (now three) wars that are being financed with borrowed money that will eventually have to be paid back by our children, grandchildren, and likely, our great-grandchildren. Social policies as currently written are not affordable, and are being financed with borrowed money. The leadership of both parties is to blame, as are the people who cast the votes for that leadership. No one is free of guilt here.

    Jesus said in Matthew 5:44, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." And in Matthew 7:1-3, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"

    Before we insult and blame those we feel are on the wrong side of the political divide in this country, we must admit our own party's failings. Only then can we honestly, constructively, solve our country's looming problems.

    1. I am in agreement that there is definitely a flipside to this coin. Almost every politician on both sides is marching us down a path that is going to cause real problems, same path, different people.