Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Open Letter to Conservatives

This is a 100% must-read piece from AmericanDad over at TPM. In it he pulls all the stops and rakes today's so-called conservatives (you know, the same people who would shun Barry Goldwater were he to come back from the dead) over the coals:

Dear Conservative Americans,
The years have not been kind to you. I grew up in a profoundly Republican home, so I can remember when you wore a very different face than the one we see now. You've lost me and you've lost most of America. Because I believe having responsible choices is important to democracy, I'd like to give you some advice and an invitation.
First, the invitation: Come back to us.
Now the advice. You're going to have to come up with a platform that isn't built on a foundation of cowardice: fear of people with colors, religions, cultures and sex lives that differ from your own; fear of reform in banking, health care, energy; fantasy fears of America being transformed into an Islamic nation, into social/commun/fasc-ism, into a disarmed populace put in internment camps; and more. But you have work to do even before you take on that task.
Your party -- the GOP -- and the conservative end of the American political spectrum have become irresponsible and irrational. Worse, it's tolerating, promoting and celebrating prejudice and hatred. Let me provide some examples -- by no means an exhaustive list -- of where the Right as gotten itself stuck in a swamp of hypocrisy, hyperbole, historical inaccuracy and hatred.
There's more -- a lot more, including wide-ranging links to proof of every single heinous accusation he levels against the wingnuttery.

Read the whole thing, and especially take a look at the comments section. I especially like the one that says, in effect, they all do it, Republicans and Democrats alike, and then when someone asks him to produce an equally-referenced chilling indictment against the Dems he kind of shrivels up and can't do it.

Typical Rethug bully tactics. Fuck you, motherfucker. If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...