Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dobson's Civil War Part II: Laura Ingraham Wants California To "Secede Already!"

Radio talk show hostess (she'd prefer it that way) Laura Ingraham really REALLY hates California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger. Two days ago on CNN, he told the Republican party not to get "stuck in ideology," but instead concentrate on more important issues like cleaner air, healthcare and the budget deficit.

Laura (not THE "Dr" Laura, but just plain 'ole Laura) got riled about his comments and said that she had “never, never, ever gotten the whole Schwarzenegger thing,” finally declaring California should “secede” from the United States:

INGRAHAM: Arnold Schwarzenegger is embarrassing on so many levels. … Every time we look to moderate to liberal Republicans for answers, we’re disappointed. Not only are we disappointed, we end up getting shafted. […]

I read this and my blood boils. Left coast? I mean, just secede already, at this point. Okay. Secede already. I can’t take it anymore from California.

O.K., Ing'ham, we'll secede...and succeed. Why? Because we'll be taking with us all our money and resources. We'll declare ourselves the Republic of California - with the sixth largest economy in the world. We'll take some of the best scientific minds, some of the best computer and software companies, some of the most efficient (and abundant) agricultural producers, and some of the best dim sum and burritos, not to mention, Thai, Vietnamese, French, Salvadorean, Italian and Indian dishes to die for. We'll be taking with us all the things Washington wishes it would have. But can't. They're all in California.

Also in California: a governor who believes in the real issues, not the ones presented by the pope of Colorado Springs!

Whew! That rant took a lot out of me and made me hungry: I'll take a short ride to Mitchell's Ice Cream (also rated this state's - country's - best).

Just a thought.

To The List of Problems Ahead For Obama: Dobson's Civil War !

"War! War! War! This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring!

I get so bored I could scream!"

Some people are pushing the Culture War to extremes, using military terms and war metaphors to make any Scarlett scream with boredom:

(from: Crooks and Liars, Nov. 7)
This evening James Dobson's Focus on the Family Action sent out a fundraising email to members that likened the victories of Barack Obama and congressional Democrats in Tuesday's election to the Nazi bombing of England during World War II. The author of this vile letter is Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family Action.
So, here's what Barack Obama is facing:
  • War in Iraq
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Severe Economic Crisis
  • Increasing Unemployment
  • Global Warming
  • Breaking Points With Israel and Iran
  • Worldwide Diplomacy Meltdown With The U.S.
...and Dobson's Civil War.

Only the Christian Right calls it a "Culture War". What the hell. It's war. And it is part of James Dobson's horrendously toxic ideology. Dobson and the hardcore of the Christian Right - the Christofascists - are now bandying about military terms and comparing people on both sides to military leaders (see above).

In these last six months, Christofascist leaders (under Dobson's banner), teamed up with radical Republicans to incite latent hatred, racism, homophobia and xenophobia among millions of Americans. It seemed that you weren't patriotic enough or Christian enough if you didn't hate someone enough. Sarah Palin's rallies looked more like the "angry villagers" scene from Frankenstein.

They ARE the "bitter people clinging to their guns and their religion..."

Now Dobson and his cohorts publicly "lament" the election of Barack Obama.

By Art Moore, WorldNetDaily:
What would America look like after four years of a Barack Obama administration? "Hardship," "persecution" and "suffering" are among the prospects in a hypothetical letter from a "Christian from 2012" released today by evangelical leader James Dobson's political activist group Focus on the Family Action.
The "persecution," of course, is suffered by the "Christians". Dobson mixes metaphors much like intoxicatingly lethal cocktails: Obama is a combination of Hitler and Nero, reading by lamps with Christian-skin lampshades and entertaining the atheist masses with hungry lions in amphitheaters.

The strange part about Dobson's Civil War is his choice of weaponry: for himself and his generals, he uses the Bible, the idealized American Family (not the real one, of course - it's too defective) and self-righteousness. The soldiers in the field live on rations of falsehoods (in order to keep up levels of stupidity and gullibility), crackpot ideologies and any "outcasts" "heathens" "sinners" or "pagans" they can forage for. Their weapons are AK-47s, courtesy of the NRA and the Second Amendment.

Dobson's Civil War actually started more than ten years ago (the death of Matthew Shepard was the sign of things to come), but lately it has picked up enough steam to become politicized. The election was, of course, only a battle that Dobson expected to lose. His soldiers aren't as yet prepared for national battles.

Then again, maybe he's waiting for a kind of Joan of Arc to help him. We know that Sarah Palin has already heard voices.

These next few years will be hell for President Barack Obama.

Just as James Dobson intends them to be.

Just a thought.

What Is A Republican...These Days?

Even though this was made in 2006, it's just as relevant today showing that the Republican Party is one big disfunctional family: