South Carolina: Out of the Frying Pan, Into The Fire
As contemptible and pitiful as Mark Sanford is, he might be replaced by somebody even worse.
This article is about the Far Right’s mass pantytwist over Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. As you’d expect, it’s the usual spewing of a bunch of dunces who couldn’t find their way out of a one-room apartment. But in a sea of knuckledragging inbreds, one particular mutant stands head and shoulders above the rest.
South Carolina Rep. Gresham Barrett wants to be the next governor. This was his response to Obama’s Nobel Prize (here‘s another link):
“Congratulations to President Obama on his prize. I'm not sure what the international community loved best; his waffling on Afghanistan, pulling defense missiles out of Eastern Europe, turning his back on freedom fighters in Honduras, coddling Castro, siding with Palestinians against Israel, or almost getting tough on Iran. The world may love it, but following in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter is not where America needs to go. Hopefully, this surprise award will give the President cause to reevaluate his current course.”
OK, hold it, back up a minute here. Out of all the retarded spewage in that quotation, one particular mouthful of shit is louder than the rest: “Turning his back on freedom fighters in Honduras…”
Let’s see, a democratically elected president gets overthrown by the army, and that army is now redefined as “freedom fighters???” DUUUHHH!!!
Yes, back in the good old days, Honduras — like most of Central America — was ruled by a rightwing dictatorship, handpicked by the United States to carry out the ideals of Freedom. But those days are gone now, hopefully forever. And it’s time for America’s oligarchs — and the gap-toothed small-forehead eyes-too-close-together simpletons who worship them — to move on.