It is a little difficult for me to conjure up a Rant from the house on Devil’s Neck* but…. I am up to the task after reading an Email from a trusted colleague I have known for many years. His emails tend to either contain religious messages (wasted on me), pictures of nude or nearly nude good looking women (always welcome) or right wing conservative comments disparaging the President and anyone who would not qualify as a John Burch supporter. While I usually encourage spirited debate on political issues, this type of garbage is just that. The subject line read like this:
Subj: VERY QUIETLY OBAMA'S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES SUPREME COURT
It is story about “new” evidence of a transcript from a college that asserts the President is a foreigner who applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. This damning evidence has nothing to do with the Supreme Court when you realize the Supreme Court, controlled by a conservative majority, has refused to pander to the madness of the “birthers.”
The purported news article was an April Fool’s Day hoax and nothing more. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/occidental.asp
The person who sent the email to me and surely others continues to fall prey to incredible gullibility because of an irrationally intense dislike of the current President. This malady causes pitiful attempts to bring discredit upon President Obama only to bring discredit upon himself. Why this person is willing to go to such lengths is known only in his inner mind.
I recognize there is nothing I will contribute that will cause these poor souls to convert to supporters of the President, but I am very disappointed they will go to such extremes to undermine him they that they will cause themselves to look foolish in the eyes of others who actually check up on the source of such Bull Sh*t.
When it became obvious that the rumors about former President Bush’s many bad characteristics could not be proven I gave it up and focused on others weaknesses he so obviously displayed. Maybe it is time for others to do the same.
Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and a score of other right wing commentators blinded by hate and their own greedy desire for fame are doing all that is necessary to destroy the Republican Party without amateurs getting onto the fight.
President Obama has made enough real missteps, on his own, to make my future more difficult. The amateurs only have an audience among themselves. Kinda like preaching to the choir.
And oh yes, have a nice day?
*FYI. Devil’s Neck is a peninsula that roars out into a lake called Floral City Lake. The “House on Devil’s Neck” is not mine but it could feel like home. I will stick with Devil’s Neck because it sounds more manly and mean. Floral City Lake sounds a little, well... You know.