Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obama's SOTU speech: The part where he tells bigots to grow the Hell up.

This a particularly nice little moment about the repulsive pig-headed childish ugliness and abuse that has infected this country this political season from Obama's State of the Union address that that I read via Wonkette highlighting of it (You can feel, the President's exasperation, as he apparently didn't know babysitter would be a requisite of his job):

That’s why we need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. His Holiness, Hope Francis, told this body from the very spot I stand tonight that “to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.” When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country.

Shorter Obama: "You want to make America 'great' again? Then stop being society's unwashed asshole, and stop licking at the taint of the Dirty Asshole Coalition."
Actually, I wish Obama HAD said that plainly and precisely. With such "straight talk", I think even Trump' embarrassing Klan of easily-bamboozled poo-flingers would have understood the basic principle.

And as I've said before, no, such action is not "telling it like it is" (unless "it is" is: "I'm an ignorant lout incapable of basic human decency, and as such I have nothing of value to contribute to the national discussion except a visual demonstration to the Imodium AD people why they should make a pill for verbal diarrhea too."

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