I have had it. I have just spent 5 minutes yelling at my television and hoping bad things would happen to people I have never met.
Tom Delay, former House Majority Leader, is most famous for being corrupt. He resigned from the House of Representatives in disgrace and now makes a living as a hate monger. He just appeared on Hardball and engaged in the low form of rhetoric that only he, and most members of the Republican Party, can stoop to. In his smooth southern drawl, he told us all once again how terrible Barack Obama would be for the country. Unable to get away with his true opinions on television in the year 2008, Delay settled for the current crop of buzz words: Socialist, Marxist, radical, dangerous. I swear to God he was inches away from saying "Colored." But Tom the Disgrace is too slick and smarmy for that. He just smiled that greasy smile and told his lies like they were etched on tablets from Sinai.
Tom Delay is a liar. Tom Delay is a fraud. Tom Delay is corrupt. But why should I be surprised? He's a Republican. All that these right-wing, Bible-thumping, law breaking morons can do is lie, cheat, steal and obfuscate. John the Feeble and Sarah the Whack Job are just the tip of a very polluted iceberg. Believe me, this is one iceberg that I hope global warming sends to oblivion.
Following the spew from the Grand Wizard, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz came on to refute Delay's Nazi rhetoric. She started off with the phrase, "With all due respect..."! Are you freaking kidding me? What respect do any of these cretins deserve? Liars aren't due respect. Corrupt public servants aren't due respect. The only thing Tom Delay is due is a jail cell. I am tired of watching right-wing, gay-bashing, women-hating, bribe-taking crooks be given respect.
In their defense, the Democrats are trying to stay on the high road. They are trying to stay above the fray. They are keeping clear of the kind of filth that idiots like Delay, Buchanan, Coulter, Palin and the rest spread on America daily. I applaud the nobility of these efforts. But how long do you have to allow others to use you as a punching bag before you hit back; and hit back hard? These people must be called out for what they are: LIARS. Tom Delay should never be given a forum by any journalist above the level of the Weekly World News. (That level would include any of the right-wing whores that work for Fox News.)
If anyone actually reads this, I have a fervent plea to make. Pick up the phone, send an E-mail, knock on a door. Do anything you can to get out the vote on Tuesday for Barack Obama. Let's send the hate mongers into irrelavency where they belong. Take nothing for granted, no matter where you live. Every vote could be the one that seals the deal. The polls are getting closer. Don't stop until we cross the finish line Tuesday night.
See, I told you something else would bother me today.