Memo To Ms. Betty

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Ms. Betty, you look like a nice grandma baking cookies with your grandchildren, but then we saw you recently all over TV, holding up a sign comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, and shouting some ugly things at one of the town hall meetings about health care.  How can a little old lady be so mean, hateful and ….. ignorant?

When looking at your angry face, I suddenly realized that I had seen you before. Twice.  The first time at a McCain/Palin rally during the run-up to the last election, shouting ugly racist slogans, and then, just recently, at another town hall meeting, questioning the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate.  You certainly do seem to get around.  I wonder who’s paying for all these trips?

Anyway, the rest of your fellow Americans, the vast majority, looks at you and your cohort with a little bewilderment.  And we’re thinking, it may be more important, to overhaul our education system, instead of our health care system, with so many uneducated, uninformed and ignorant citizens out there.

Calling somebody a Nazi or comparing him to Hitler has been used in history to justify violent speech and acts against that person, or people sympathizing with him.  Is that really what you are propagating here?

Every time changes are being proposed, there are legitimate questions that should be addressed.  But that’s not really what you’re interested in here, is it?  Your talking points, provided to you by Republican operatives and the insurance companies, specifically call for shutting down debate on that issue, by disrupting town hall meetings and threatening others who are of another opinion.  By the way, this tactic was employed by Nazis to shut down dissent…  Just some food for thought…

Anyway, I thought you might want to know how the 90% of your fellow citizens are looking at this very sad chapter in humanity playing out right now on cable TV. And we’re asking the question, whether you’re really so concerned about health care (after all, you look like you’re being covered by Medicare–a Government-run program), or if there is indeed a deeper, much more sinister issue at play here. What is it that’s really disturbing you so much, Ms. Betty?

Could it just simply be the fact that we have a  BLACK  PRESIDENT ???  🙂

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  1. AF said

    Well, I guess the black President bit is significant, but the fact is that the Republican ultra right wing with its rent-a-mob tactics is pretty much as close as you’ll get to Nazi Germany in 1939 without actually travelling back in time and being there – that’s what scares the hell out of the rest of the world!

    • @ AF: Thank you for your comment. You are so correct. As I pointed out in my posting, those were the exact tactics employed by Nazis at the time.

      I do believe however, that at the very root of it all is that a group of Americans because of their racist attitudes, are not able to deal with the fact that we have a black president. Hence, they willingly embrace every crazy idea being fed to them by the right-wing mouth pieces on FOX, Limbaugh, Hannity et al.

      At a recent town hall meeting, a white woman, in tears, lamented that she was scared of President Obama and ended with the words “What has happened to MY America?” A lot of the protesters loudly agreed and clapped.

      It is up to us, to try to debunk the lies and misinformation being put out there, as well as trying to educate some misguided and misinformed fellow citizens.

      After all, we’re all in this together… Whether they like it or not… 🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Andrea

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