24 July, 2008

Could They Possibly Get Any More Ridiculous?


Patrick Ruffini slams the Obama campaign for using a foreign language in its promotional material for an event in Germany. Apparently it's now unpatriotic to so much as concede that they speak foreign languages in foreign countries.

Manufactured outrage is one thing. This isn't even manufactured - it's pulled straight from the intestines of the right-wing fuckwit and plonked still stinking in front of readers. I can smell it from here. I'm almost afraid to go look. I'd rather just settle for Matthew Yglesias's delightful mocking. But for you guys, I'll make the sacrifice so you don't have to:

This is pretty extraordinary. A candidate for the American Presidency is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be found on a bilingual page on BarackObama.com advertising the event:


I'm surprised at this lapse in judgment in an otherwise well-oiled and professional Obama campaign. The last time they printed up campaign paraphenalia [sic] in a foreign language, it didn't work out so hot for them.

Oh, for fuck's sake. The only thing extraordinary here is the overwhelming stupidity of the writer. This is inane even by braindead right-wing mouth-breathing fucktard standards. Printing a flyer in German for an event in Germany is "lapse in judgement"? In what fucking universe, you dumbshit?

For an extra heaping helping of unbelievable dumbassitude, click the link for the "campaign paraphernalia." Go ahead. Click.

That's right.

It was that silly little official seal logo. The foreign language he's bitching about is two (dos, 2) words of Latin.

Two. Fucking. Words. Of. A. Ceremonial. Language.

The same language used on our Presidential seal and about ten bajillion other things, mind you.

The language frequently quoted by our Founding Fathers.

It's on our thrice-bedamned money, for fuck's sake.

So not only is this dumbass upset over the fact that Obama has the audacity to print promotional materials for German events in Germany in the German language, he's fainting over two fucking words of Latin.

Doesn't that make you want to ask what language McCain's promotional materials were printed in when he visited Columbia recently? How about Georgie boy's flyers? How about, in fact, we track down every right-wing hero and see what language they use for their promotional materials when they go abroad, shall we?

Should be fun.


Nicole said...

I guess it's negligible that our language is nearly entirely based on other languages, eh? It's a good thing they don't charge royalties.

Dana Hunter said...

LOL! I hadn't even thought of that, but you're absolutely right! English is one of the most mongrel languages in the universe. Not that you'd ever get some of these uber-patriots to believe so.

Still... it's going to be ever so much fun to drop this on them. ;-)