Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Knee Jerks

And these Spasms Will Go On and On

The Knee Jerks. Hmmm...sounds like a parody of early roch 'n roll names, like Sid Ceasar's The Hair Cuts. The problem is, these people and events aren't parodies. They're REAL!

We knew that the inauguration of Barack Obama would have repercussions: violent, nasty, strange and just plain stupid repercussions. I was looking for Sarah Palin's name among some of the press releases, but she, alas, must be broiling some mooseburgers.

From the violent:

Five recent attacks by white supremacists on blacks and Latinos in the San Jacinto Valley are part of a violent backlash to the election of Barack Obama as the first black president in U.S. history, police said.

Church Arson Motivated By Anti-Obama Rage

(The Republican, January 19, 2009)

One of three men arrested for burning down a black church a few hours after Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential election last November told investigators he set the church ablaze because he was angered by the prospect of a black president.

To The Virulently Verbal:

"Pray Obama Fails" by Joseph Farah, WorldnetDaily

I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God's. Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments.

FRC- Tony Perkins

After granting a 24-hour stay on the execution of the unborn, President Obama delivered today on his promise of taxpayer-funded promotion of abortion. This afternoon, the new administration inked the order overturning the "Mexico City policy" and unleashing millions of federal dollars to international abortion groups. Of course, it was no accident that the new president postponed the act until the last possible minute on Friday, knowing the repeal would be buried in the weekend headlines. Issuing it now means that even the presidential blackberry will get more media coverage than his international abortion bailout.

Editor's Note: The election of America's first black president has triggered more than 200 hate-related incidents, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center – a record in modern presidential elections. Moreover, the white nationalist movement, bemoaning an election that confirmed voters' comfort with a multiracial demography, expects Mr. Obama's election to be a potent recruiting tool – one that watchdog groups warn could give new impetus to a mostly defanged fringe element...

Rush Limbaugh:

I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: "Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails." Somebody's gotta say it.

We've all been taught that true patriotism comes from dissent. But are these people dissenting? Qualify that: are these people dissenting reasonably? Knee-jerk responses are not dissent. So, who is the patriot and who is the traitor?

Just a thought.