Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Musings 149--Mean-ass conservatives

I was a U. S. Marine for a while in another life. So it comes as no surprise to me that my former comrades can become cold blooded killers. I mean, it is what they teach you to do.

In war time, ruthless Marines are needed. In peace time, not so much.

With an insurgency in Iraq--not a war--it is not much of a reach to see how these guys can go on a killing spree. We are lucky it wasn't sooner. Fighting a counter-insurgency takes a different kind of soldier, and we aren't even trained for it.

Having said the above, I now get to the heart of this piece. I am tired of hearing the talking heads say that the liberal press is happy that the incident at Haditha happened. The Bill O'Reilly's and Sean Hannity's of this world use mean spirited language playing to their core audiences. Liberal media is happy that Haditha happened, they say. Liberals hate the army and marines, they say. If you are not for the war, you are against everything American, they say. Well to them I say...bullshit!

Liberals of both political parties love their country just as much as their conservative counterparts. The right does not have a monopoly on "love of country." They do, however, wear it on their sleeves.

These mean-ass conservatives have seized the power in the Republican Party and it is time to get them out. We need a good house cleaning. Dopey Limbaugh and Gambling Bill Bennett need to be run out of town on a rail. Personally, everyone at Fox News needs to disappear back under the rock from whence they came.

I didn't believe in witches until I heard Ann Colter and Michelle Malkin serve up their religion of hate and disgust. We need to knock them off their brooms and sweep them back under the house so they can run out and bit the strangers.

I do not know of any time in history that so many people who hated as much commanded the attention of so many. A buddy of mine asked that age old question, "can't we just love one another?" Well, the answer is...NO!

You can't love people that hate so much. Maybe their childhoods were robbed from them. Maybe their daddies and mommies didn't give them enough attention. Or, maybe, they are just stupid individuals who love the sound of their own voices.

I can understand Marines going on killing sprees. It is training, conditioning and circumstance. But, I cannot understand what it takes to hate so much...did these conservative talkers all go through the same boot camp to learn their doctrine of hate?


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