Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Humor, the Right-Wing Way

Now and then the left is mystified by talking points that come out of the right, because they seem hypersensitive or wierd and you couldn't have imagined anybody would actually think that way. Since so many of the leaders of the Conservative Movement are not really leaders, but ENTERTAINERS, you might confuse these things for stuff they really feel. Remember, James O'Keefe and Rush Limbaugh and (I Hope) Glenn Beck are trying to be funny. They're not really outraged, they're poking fun at liberal outrage. Nothing they say is actually meant to be a real point, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just being stupid.

As an example, Jim Treacher:

Can you name the author of this quote?

“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

Give up? That’s Barack Obama, writing about his childhood with his stepfather Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia, from Chapter Two of his bestseller Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

“So what? It was a long time ago,” you say. “He was a lot younger. Customs are different there. He was just doing what his stepfather told him. And hey, you can’t even prove that the dogs were ever left on top of a car, you racist.”
Hey, whatever you have to tell yourself, libs. Say what you want about Romney, but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth. And whenever you bring up the one, we’re going to bring up the other.

It’s no fun when we push back, is it? That’s why it’s so much fun.
Ho ho, you got us Jim! He's just making fun of the way people are making an issue out of ignoring the terror of a live animal for twelve hours. Why wouldn't you want a guy like that for president? What's wrong with you people! So he's turning it around, get it? Because being made to do something bad when you were a child is no different than being an adult with a family and choosing to do it.

Republicans are actually almost never outraged by anything. They don't mind most government malfeasance (unless Democrats do it) and they don't really care about attacks on women. I mean, they spent the better part of last week destroying Hillary Rosen. What does enrage them is when people say unkind things about RICH WOMEN. Well, just Ann Romney or Sarah Palin. Then their blood boils and no amount of apologizing can get them to calm down.

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