Sometimes it seems like only the color has changed. Hate and ignorance has gone from the black and white grainy videos and photos of yesteryear to today's live and in living color. The chants of segregation and racism have been replaced with code words like "un-American," "Communist," "Socialist," "he is not one of us" and "he has a Kenyan colonial world view."
In the above video, a woman, clearly "an anti-Obama-ian," is screaming "Communist" outside Thursday's debate in Dansville, Kentucky. When MSNBC'swent over to ask her to explain what she meant by Obama is a Communist, the ignorance is overwhelmingly embarrassing-- for her.
She doesn't seem to know what the word meant but was simply regurgitating what she had picked up from one of the many right-winged hate-mongers spewing on radio and television daily.
She kept saying, "Study it out, all you have to do is study it out and you will see"--whatever that means. Adding, "You haven't done your homework buddy, he is a Communist and those of us who are not voting for him, know it."
When Matthews pressed her on what Communist meant, she answered, " You don't know, you dont know--I know what it means--study it out."
Matthews then asked her if the president was American, and she firmly replied, "Oh no--just because he was born here doesn't mean he is like us--he is a Communist."
Sadly, she is not an isolated case but represents an entire group of "birthers" and "anti-Obama" crowd out there who dislike the president for reasons they can't even articulate.
They cannot name one legitimate, rational thing they disagree with in policy so gravitate to the Communist, Socialist, Kenyan, Muslim confounded rhetoric.
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste" and contrary to the idiom, ignorance is certainly not bliss.
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