You know, sometimes you see something that just makes your jaw come apart and fall to the ground.
I had always suspected that the right wing didn't care about an individuals; not really, anyway. Oh, sure, they don't want anyone to mess with their guns. Of course, they don't want women to have abortions (none of us do, really, but for some reason, they think their opposition is special). And they really don't want to pay any taxes. But other than that, what do they believe in?
In a discussion on his radio hatefest today, Limbaugh actually tried to defend the new Arizona law that mirrors Nazi Germany more than it mirrors anything that's happened in the United States since we rounded up Japanese Americans and locked them in internment camps.
The following is courtesy of Media Matters:
LIMBAUGH: What the people of Arizona are saying is, they know some civil rights will probably be violated along the way, but they don't care. They want the law anywhere.
You've got Hezbollah in Arizona. You've got Mexican drug cartels operating in Arizona. You've
got the steady stream of illegals over the border, and you've got people being killed now in Arizona. They are at their wits' end. Enforcing the law is the overall thing, and if there are some civil rights violations, so be it. That's how desperate the situation is. They want the law anyway.
See, not everybody thinks that civil rights are the end-all and be-all of every single issue. But folks in Washington just cannot imagine that. "Civil rights violations? Oh my gosh. The worst thing we could possibly do is have civil rights violations" — because it's code words. It's simple code words. "Civil rights violations." You know who that's designed to stir up. And who's Obama stirring up anyway?
Let me ask you wingnuts out there;What if the state of Arizona passed a law that required police to stop every single redneck in the state because, well, people are getting shot in Arizona, and rednecks are most likely to own guns and therefore must be doing the shooting? Would you support that? Would you like it if every single Arizonan was stopped and searched at random and forced to prove they didn't have drugs on them? Would that be acceptable? I mean, we know an awful lot of people are doing drugs in Arizona; what better way to get to the bottom of the problem than to make everyone in the state prove that they do not, in fact, use drugs?
(I still say these cynical bastards passed this knowing the courts would strike the law down, thus letting them off the hook.)But Limbaugh's not finished yet. This actually gets more clueless, if that's possible…
We gotta reconnect young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women for 2010 — in a video put out by the DNC over the weekend. This is the regime at its racist best. What's the regime doing? Asking blacks and Latinos to join him in a fight. What is a campaign if not a fight? He's asking young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women to reconnect. To fight who? Who's this fight against?
Once again, we're treated to the right wing meme, that Obama is racist. But it's far worse than that, folks. It's race-baiting.
Think about what this asshole is saying, folks.
The Republicans in the Arizona legislature, most of which have a "base" that consists of extreme right wingers, are still trying to shore up support with them, so they engage in the most cynical form of deceit in American politics, by passing a bill that they KNOW will be struck down, just so they can say to the slimiest element of their constituency that they're looking out for them. Then, the right wing governor (who has never actually been elected governor, by the way) signs it, so that she doesn't have to face a primary fight to keep her job.
This fight is against racist demagogues like Limbaugh; that's who it's against. It's against people like your sorry ass, who believes that civil rights are no big deal, and should be traded for an illusion of safety. But I'll tell you what; my fear of Hezbollah is trumped a million times over by my fear of the prospect that my government will have the power to accuse me of anything it wants to, at will, and make me prove my innocence in order to get out.
This fight is against tyrants, like those cowards who listen to the Right Wing Fart Machine and follow their marching orders, and it's being fought by people like me; real patriots, who care about real freedom and the rule of law.