Ginsberg: False Consciousness isn't False
Mitt Romney, our Christian President, Barack Obama, is as we speak being burned in effigy by angry Muslims across the world. In a flag draped coffin, no less. Don't you want to jump in with both feet and claim once again that Obama is coddling them? Pretty effective isn't it? Where is your outrage that our country has been demeaned and insulted by the angry Muslims? Perhaps you might want to have your five sons enlist in the military and go over to Pakistan and elsewhere to protect some American real estate---you might actually own some of it. What about you, perhaps you should personally visit the area, tell them again why they shouldn't be coddled. And by the way, you might mention that we won't tolerate any such actions as burning our President in effigy. Cat got your tongue? It's tough being out there in the ring, isn't it? Any of those white towels left over from the plan level at the Ritz Carleton?
John McCain, you like to jump right in there and announce to our enemies that we are divided at home, we're weak, we're withdrawing from the area---some more of that would be helpful right now, it might even embolden them.
Paul Ryan. Well forget it, no one gives a damn how you feel.
The Tea Party Republican base which claps at the mere thought of executions, boos a gay soldier on active duty, please speak out on this abuse of our Christian President by angry Muslims. Go to your pulpits, open your windows and yell out---we will not tolerate angry Muslims burning in effigy our Muslim President.
Our Evangelical friends, a large share of whom believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Ask yourself a simple question. WHY would Muslims across the world---if they thought Barack Obama was one of their brothers---why would they be burning the man in effigy right now?
Michelle Bachmann. Which of your Sharia Law and Muslim Brotherhood investigators should examine why the Muslims are burning in effigy one of their own?
John Boehner. Where is the outrage of our President being burned in effigy?
Senator McConnell. Where is the outrage?
Jim DeMint, where is the outrage?
Values Voters. where is the outrage?
Sheldon Adelson, that great foreign casino operator American patriot, where is the outrage?
The Koch Brothers. where is the outrage?
The 46% who remain with Romney. Any thought about outrage over unbearable insults to our country?
I guess I am sick to death of the constant underlying theme of Romney and the Republican base trying to define Barack Obama as "other", as "un-American" "a sympathizer with our enemies" "a man who doesn't have the proper birth certificate" "not a Christian"---a brand of epithets which are new and especially minted for this President. I suppose it's too much to ask those who want to defeat him to speak out in his defense when such acts are committed overseas as burning him in effigy---which, if we were talking about a John McCain, Mitt Romney, or George Bush---would be considered intolerable by the right wing of this country. Where have all the fair and balanced Republicans gone? My God, where have they gone?
And by the way, have Democrats been brow beaten to such an extent that they are too intimidated to speak out?
Well, I'm not intimidated. Burning our President in effigy is an intolerable act. Every American should speak out.