Despite their efforts to sell their trumped up class warfare to the American people, there is plenty of evidence that the Dems are engaged in what might be termed “classless warfare”.
I will be the first to admit that the conservatives are not without their classless actions and people, including Ann Coulter’s labeling of the President as a “retard”. I am sure she meant to convey the idea that he is a moron, or an idiot. However, through ignorance or lack of class, she used a term which is offensive to those with genuine developmental disabilities, either physical or mental. To make matters worse, she has yet to apologize for the classless act.
However, she is not the first to use that term in a derogatory manner, during political races, Several celebrities, including some on television, during the 2008 presidential race used that term more than once to refer to Sarah Palin’s son, who actually does suffer from Down Syndrome. Be that as it may, the fact that they did it to Palin, does not justify Coulter’s use of the term.
But the Dems seem to have launched a nationwide campaign of no class or low class actions. Even locally, we see signs of it. MDJ guest columnist and blogger, Kevin Foley, has published three columns of late which were unjustified and untrue attacks on the Romney/Ryan team. Foley, acting as a self appointed expert on Christianity, charged that neither man is true to the beliefs of his particular church. Charges which are totally subjective in nature are not facts.
He also used twisted, illogical connections and almost laughable verbal gyrations to try to make a case for certain remarks by Romney, being racial slurs aimed at President Obama. Last Friday he published a column of fictional suppositions attempting to indicate that a Romney/Ryan ticket would reduce women to second class citizens, in spite of the fact that few of the actions he listed were ever proposed by either candidate, except in his twisted logic, and even the few that were will not have the results conjured by Foley.
Not one of the three columns passes the smell test, or the high class test. Though I invariably disagree with his liberal articles, up until those three, I did respect him as a high class journalist and individual.
On the national front, we have media reports of liberal groups urinating on Romney/Ryan posters, “keying” vehicles with Romney/Ryan stickers on them, threatening riots if Obama is not re-elected, and even threatening to assassinate Romney. These are not the actions of individuals, but of groups.
MSNBC’s liberal leaning, Chris Mathews is calling people who do not support the President for re-election, “Racists”, saying their lack of support is only due to racial hatred.
Liberal thugs beat the son of a Wisconsin State Senator, leaving him hospitalized with possible skull and eye socket damage. His offense was telling them to replace a Romney sign they had taken down.
And, of course, we have the liberal women demonstrating, dressed as “vaginas”. Now there is class act if ever there was one. That is almost as classy as the Vice President, when he asked the father of a Navy Seal, killed in action, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”, or the President when he referred to Romney as a “bulls****er.”
And, let’s not forget the infamous, “First Time” spot, being disseminated over the internet. It is, at best, demeaning and insulting to women in its content. A more classless piece of trash has seldom been seen. In another vein though, it does give us a clear picture of what President Obama did to those who voted for him in 2008, what he has been doing to the country and its people ever since, and what he will do to those who vote for him in November.
Seriously speaking, it is indeed sad that our country has sunk to this low level, while engaged in the solemn duty of electing a man to the most prestigious office in the world.
It is important to remember the admonition given young Scout Finch, by her father, Atticus Finch, in the book/play/movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Regarding her desire to strike out at people who were speaking ill about what her father was doing, he said, “Remember, after all this over, these people are still our friends and neighbors and we have to go on living here.”