Do you need more proof that political discourse in this country has sunk to a level most of us have left behind us in the fifth grade?
Well....here's some more.
My cousin sent me an email alerting me to the existence of this group on FACEBOOK.
Here's what they're all about.
DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN
I find the group not only mean spirited and ugly, and at the least very unfunny....what's worse they're uncreative and hypocritical. Check out this editorial from THE STAR-LEDGER in New Jersey. It deals with a memo sent out by the Bergen County Education Association, a local affiliate of the New Jersey Education Association, to its membership.
"Dear Lord: This year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays . . . I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor."
My next question for the professional Obama haters....what, no Billy Mays?
The NJEA's comments about NJ Governor Chris Christie also appeared on the New Jersey Teachers United Against Chris Christie's Pay Freeze. According to another report by the Star-Ledger, one poster- a teacher- wrote "never trust a fat f_ck", referring to New Jersey's rather large governor.
Alright ladies and gents....anyone who's ever visited this blog doesn't have to be a member of MENSA to realize that I am a fan of President Obama, and not one of Governor Christie. The old adage of two wrongs don't make a right has once again been demonstrated by a bunch of angry and over the top "educators" who should know better and a over a million dopey wingnut types who didn't have the brains to realize that the "joke" they're laughing at was once directed at a Republican.
Bottom line....GROW UP! Wishing the death of another human being, particularly two of our elected officials....its childish. And its unAmerican.
What's gained by this level of incivility? Nothing at all. The other guys just become more entrenched in their beliefs that the other side is the personification of all what's wrong with our country and our society. The level of name calling and finger pointing has in itself become a very unfunny politcal version of PUNKED or JACKASS.
It doesn't matter if the so called joke was directed at Barack Obama or Chris Christie....its in bad taste, its offense, its wrong. There is no excuse, there is no explanation.....its all about "they started it". There's a few hundred thousand "adults" who should have their computer time taken away by Mom and Dad until they're eligible for Medicare.
There's a whole lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum who should be ashamed of themselves.