I am so fucking pissed off right now, my eyes are crossing. Alicia at Last Left B4 Hooterville posted a quote from an Obama speech last week to supporters in Austin, Texas:
“Oh, he’s liberal,” he said. “He’s liberal. Let me tell you something. There’s nothing liberal about wanting to reduce money in politics that is common sense. There’s nothing liberal about wanting to make sure [our soldiers] are treated properly when they come home. There’s nothing liberal about wanting to make sure that everybody has healthcare, but we are spending more on healthcare in this country than any other advanced country. We got more uninsured. There’s nothing liberal about saying that doesn’t make sense, and we should do something smarter with our health care system. Don’t let them run that okie doke on you!”
Hey, Barack, you fucking asshole: Those things are liberal. Liberal is good! Liberal is smart! Liberal means treating citizens like goddamn human beings, and not like fucking tools in some wackaloon right-wing imperialist scheme to enrich the rich, kill the poor, and enslave the middle class.
I am beyond enraged (but, sadly, not really surprised) that this shit even needs to be explained to a man who is likely to become the Democratic nominee for President, after decades of conservative destruction of everything that is decent and wholesome in the world. Listen motherfucker: The citizens of this country are sick and tired of conservatism. They want a return to the liberal political principles that this country was founded on.
The United States exists because some really smart courageous motherfuckers back in the late 18th Century had had enough of the conservative policies of King George. No one put it better than Steve Gilliard:
You know, I’ve studied history, I’ve read about America and you know something, if it weren’t for liberals, we’d be living in a dark, evil country, far worse than anything Bush could conjure up. A world where children were told to piss on the side of the road because they weren’t fit to pee in a white outhouse, where women had to get back alley abortions and where rape was a joke, unless the alleged criminal was black, whereupon he was hung from a tree and castrated.
If it weren’t for fighting liberals like Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and others, instead of being an independent Constitutional Republic, we’d be fucking Bermuda. (Yeah, I know that’s hyperbolic, but PhysioProf is fucking angry!)
It’s the sick-fuck pathological scum-sucking right-wing demagogues and their toadies who hate this country and the liberal principles it was founded upon who have demonized the word “liberal”, and somehow turned the depraved inhuman concept of “conservatism” into something credible. Conservatism is about pain, fear, poverty, misery, ignorance, suffering, and vice. Liberalism is about joy, courage, comfort, knowledge, and integrity.
Sometimes Obama gets this kind of shit right, like when he told those depraved vicious right-winger pieces of shit who the real patriots are: not those who prance around shoving their made-in-China two-dollar flag pins and yellow ribbons in our faces, but those who work tirelessly to protect our nation from the pathological schemes of rapacious conservative shitmongers.
The right thing for Obama to have done in Austin was to say: “You’re damn fucking right I’m a liberal, and so were Washington, Franklin, Madison, Jefferson. This country was founded on liberal principles, and for good reason, and the right-wing program to smear liberalism must be repudiated for the ahistorical inhuman sewage that it is.” (Hey, Obama! You were talking to people in fucking Austin, not bumfuck Idaho, you dipshit moron!)
Back to Gilliard:
It is time to stop looking for an accomodation with the right. They want none for us. They want to win, at any price. So, you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?
What is Obama, and who the fuck does he think he is impressing with his “nothing liberal” swill? And does he even give one single flying fuck about the large numbers of liberal-identifying American voters who haven’t drunk the goddamn motherfucking right-wing koolaid?
UPDATE: Alicia gave me a link to a news article in which the Obama quote appears: