20 September, 2008

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fundie Disillusioned

So that's where my Smack-o-Matic went. Frank Schaeffer's got it, he's over at the Huffington Post wielding it, and I suspect some bottoms shall be developing severe blisters by evening.

There's just nothing quite like watching a former Republican uncork a severely-shaken bottle of righteous whup-ass and pour it all over his former fellow-travelers. It's truly a sight to behold. Here's some clips, but I suggest you go watch the whole flick. Bring popcorn.

Dear Republicans: This election all Republicans who love America must vote for Obama. A vote for business-as-usual and a continuation of the Neoconservative/Religious Right/ party of corporate American alienation is a vote against America. As a former Republican activist, I appeal to your patriotism and honor.
See the way he lures them in? He kept the Smack-o-Matic hidden behind his back, but he's just waiting for them to wander up close before he unleashes it.

On the Religious Right:
Far from saying you're sorry for the state our country is in you're trying to change the subject by reviving a culture war that has nothing to do with the principled fight against abortion of the 1970s that my dad and I began, and everything to do with simply hating people not like yourselves. The ultimate irony is that you're doing this in the name of Jesus Christ, someone, by the way, whom I try to follow as a Christian. You have become blasphemers by dragging our Lord into your political games.
On neocons:
Belligerent posturing is not a policy, it is idiocy. You Republicans have become the party of perpetual fear and aggressive non-provoked war, seeing enemies where there are none and/or provoking former friends to become our enemies, and/or faking reasons for war and/or wasting our soldier's blood in places such as Afghanistan, where our cause was just but you fumbled the ball.
On big bidness:
The Republican Party claims traditional values. It has propagated a laissez-faire attitude toward corporate interests and has -- literally -- stood back and encouraged the rape of the earth. You are the party of the earth-hogging SUV. You have literally sowed the wind and reaped the hurricanes.
We have met the enemy and he is us! When Islamists tried to destroy our country by flying planes into the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers, we rightly called them terrorists. When the Republicans in the Congress and the White House set about destroying our country, our standing in the world, our military and our economy, but much more effectively, you called them statesmen.

You know, I think after four years of McSame, ol' Frank here'd get pushed so far to the left of the spectrum he would out-liberal me. Funny how many people fled away from the right just to get away from Bush.

I just hope people like Frank still remember what outrages the Republicons perpetrated on this country after a Democrat's had a few years to clean up the mess. I'm not interested in seeing the Party of Bad Ideas return to power in my lifetime.

1 comment:

flameraven said...

You're right, the clips really don't do it justice. This is a hell of an impressive wake-up call. I can only hope that people will follow this advice.