Ladies and Gentlemen, your Republican Party (from TPM):
DOSWELL, VA — The crowd at Mitt Romney’s rally here Thursday lacked the partisan fire of the people who showed up to celebrate Paul Ryan’s addition to the ticket or the over-the-moon optimism of the ones who appeared in the wake of his first debate victory. Instead the prevailing mood was one of exhausted, hard-earned hope. Romney was still in the game and that was enough for now.
“I’m cautiously optimistic,” Errol Hoffler, 72, told TPM, citing Obama’s struggles to win over independent voters in the polls. But he still had his concerns over what he acknowledged was a tight race.
“He’s ignoring the Constitution, trying to become a dictator and make us dependent on the government,” he said. “I don’t think a good portion of America realizes what he’s doing — if they did he’d lose in a landslide.”
Yes, a dictator. Making us dependent on the government, by, you know helping make health care a little more affordable. Oh, the horror. Sadly, Mr. Hoffler is the least of the douchebags.
Consider Kurt Johnson:
Kurt Johnson, 62, a who works in the chemical business in the Richmond area, said he was “enthusiastic” about the election but worried too many people see Obama as “hip, cool, and sympathetic.”
“Michael Jordan could be president on that basis,” he said. “I don’t mean to sound glib, but are we electing someone to know the top hip hop songs — or to get the job done?”
Get it folks? The President is a Negro! He probably plays rap music in the Oval Office. And everyone know the Founding Fathers would only have approved of country music. Don’t worry Mr. Johnson. You don’t sound glib. You just sound like an ignorant, raging racist asshole.
Lisa Beazley, 51, said she was “praying very hard and hoping people have common sense” ahead of election day. The stakes felt especially high for her, having lost her job as a medical assistant earlier in the year.
“I wasn’t looking for a miracle, it’s a tough job,” she said of the president. “But [the recovery] is just not here.”
Beazley hoped Romney would make “big changes” in health care and economic policy, but she was afraid Obama’s message might have too big a following to put a Republican in office.
“I still worry Obama has a shot,” she said. “There’s a lot of people out there that do depend on the welfare system and it worries me. I’m not saying I’m against the system — we all need it from time to time — but you also have to help yourself. You can’t be on it forever.”
See, when Ms. Beazley collects unemployment — as she presumably did upon losing her job — that is something you need from time to time. But, Those People just stay are welfare forever, driving around in Cadillacs while their sons eat T-Bone steaks.
Ugh. But God forbid we point out that these people are ignorant and racist lest we make David Broder’s corpse have a sad.