I've been laughing at the reponses I've been getting on that Jewish email list I am on. I accused a Jewish politician who waved his penis in public of being of poor character and a Brown Shirt fascist. Clearly Rep. Anthony Weiner was foolish, but I could have forgiven him if he had sadly admitted his failure. But he didn't admit anything. In fact he accused others. He lied until he could lie no more and then he refused to go until he could refuse no more.
I called Rep. Anthony Weiner wicked and the voices of protest brayed. How very sad but I've seen it before from Democrats. Oh... not about Anthony Weiner. I've seen many such politicans of both parties go bad. That's not unsusal. I mean the reaction of his supporters. I would have abandoned Weiner if he was a Republican. Most Republicans would. I could feel the Democrats inching away from Weiner, but nothing like what Republicans would do. Yet, Weiner's supporters on the list are comical in their support of him... blaming the messenger (me) for being too sarcastic or not nice enough. They call me names. How very silly. I thought these were grown men yet they act as children.
I'd like to dwell on the issue of kinder rhetoric. I don't see it from Democrats very often but perhaps I am wrong. Should I take a lesson? What was it that President Obama said at the campaign rally that was supposed to be a memorial for the dead in Arizona and a prayer for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she lay in the hospital hanging on for life? What was it that President Obama said? Oh yes...
"It's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds..." -- President Barack Hussein Obama, delivered in a speech at the Together We Thrive: Tucson and America memorial on January 12, 2011, held in the McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus.
So... let's figure out what that means. I want to learn. Perhaps calling me an "A-hole" is shorthand for something "healing". Perhaps I am being too "thin-skined". Let's look for some small example of these "healing words".
"Let's take these sons of bitches out!" -- Jimmy Hoffa calling on the "Obama Army" to take out the Tea Party. (See Slate's reaction/excuse.)
President Obama mounted the podium right after Hoffa praising him. Apparently I can call my opponent a "sons of a bitch" since Obama praised Hoffa. If Obama was going to repudiate Hoffa's violent rhetoric he should have done it there. At least he could have joked a little such as "Wow... take a valium there Jimmy," or the like. But he didn't. Obama said he was proud of Jimmy Hoffa... the thug.
So now I know.
"A-hole" is a word of healing.
"Sons-of-bitches" are words of healing.
"We are your army" are words of healing.
But I'm still confused. Wouldn't that make "Brown Shirt thugs" also words of healing? It seems so to me.
Here is a video of Purple Shirt thugs "healing" a black man so much they put him in the hospital all because he sold American flags.