It's not fair that online readers don't get to shake their heads at this week's Rufus Sanders column, so here it is in its entirety:
And since it's not fair that Rufus spouts his left wing religious beliefs without response:
This political season is as toxic as it gets.
Of course it's "toxic." But had the tables been reversed and the Dem's had the momentum, this toxicity would've been described as "positive energy."
It is only a mid-term election but you would think this was a presidential year.
Because in Rufus's world, the electorate isn't supposed to be interested in politics during mid-term elections.
But maybe it really is in that it’s the successful policies of President Obama that is being challenged by right-winged angry conservatives, lost independents , confused libertarians, “crumpet cracker-eating tea drinkers,” and other impatient, ill-informed, and unreasonable Americans.
Because if you oppose Obama's policies you must be either scared or ignorant. In Rufus's mind, there's no such thing as opposition based on principle. Also, the obvious: Successful policies of President Obama? [snort!]
While it is expected by many the Republicans will win back the House and maybe even take the Senate, I predict the Democrats will surprise even themselves and carry the day.
Rufus, you've lost your mind.
Despite slumping poll numbers and the hateful rhetoric I still have faith the American voter will see through the emptiness of the “do nothing” Republicans and the fragmented “no we can’t” tea party and do the right thing.
Wait Rufus, you just called all of those people "angry," "lost," "confused," "crumpet cracker-eating tea drinkers" "Impatient," "ill-informed" and "unreasonable Americans" but now you profess to have faith in them? There's a new political tactic for you: Rufus will call you names unless you vote for Democrats.
I just don’t see how any thinking person would want to go back to the failed administration policies of 2001-’08.
Actually I think people are opposed to a $13 trillion dollar debt and government run health care - neither of which plagued the country 2001 to 2008. (Progressives always mislead their audience about the motivations of those who oppose Obama.)
To do so would be insanity and pure political suicide.
Wrong again Rufus. "Political suicide" would better describe the practice of ramming through unpopular legislation without considering the wishes of the American people. Or are you still trying to figure out the cause of the tea party?
You remember those were the policies that led us into two wars which has cost us over $3 trillion and were the cause of the largest economic collapse this country has seen since the Great Depression, not to mention the longest war in our history.
Again, Rufus misleads the audience by not acknowledging the housing crisis which had nothing to do with the war.
I just don’t believe that the American people will actually put into office the likes of Christine O’Donnell, who has had to explain to us that she is not a witch, while admitting that she did dabble in witchcraft and black magic — all while trying to explain her extreme conservatism.
Believe whatever you want, but if you choose to ignore why supporters are attracted to O'Donnell, you commit political suicide - just like your party has been in the process of doing over the last 2 years. Voters don't care about the youthful mistakes of O'Donnell - they care about how she will represent them.
It is not only troubling but verges on political lunacy.
Not really. (I'm starting to wonder if Rufus understands any phrase that contains the word "political." If a tactic works during an election cycle, it's obviously not 'political lunacy,' is it? Political lunacy would be ramming through legislation and then expecting people to praise you for it.
Then there is Sharon Angle in Nevada, who has declared America is being taken over by Sharia law, while she continues to come off as a questionable backroom political dealer who has said just about any thing to get elected.
Rufus, you're mixing Angle up with her opponent Harry Reid. Speaking of which, have you seen Angle's ad that makes fun of Reid describing himself as someone who's on a "fixed income." [snort!] To me, Reid better defines a person who will say anything - no matter how outlandish - to stay in office.
Then there is the multi-millionaire Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut, who is attempting to pay for her Senate run; while not even knowing what the minimum wage is. Talk about being out of touch! In New York the conservatives have one of the most embarrassing candidates in years in the big-mouth; intemperate Carl Paladino who wants to be governor, but who is inappropriate...
Yeah, Paladino is just entirely "inappropriate." His entire being is inappropriate. Not something he said, or something he did - Rufus believes his entire existence is 'inappropriate."
politically incorrect, insensitive and apparently a flaming homophobe in one of the most culturally diverse areas of the country.
Because in Rufus's world, one must be 'politically' correct. (Again, does he understand the idea of 'political correctness'? Does Rufus think that political correctness is something that one should strive for? And apparently it's okay to be a flaming homosexual - just not a 'flaming homophobe!" [snort!]
In Ohio there is Rich Iott who wants to represent the 9th district in the House, but who has been photographed wearing an SS uniform.
...Yeah, because Rich Iott's entire campaign should be discredited because he was a WWII reenactor who was photographed playing a bad guy.
And just to think if these loonies take over we will be stuck with the sleazy, slicklooking, chain-smoking, ultimate insider lobby-peddling John Boehner as the speaker of the house.
If somebody had trashed Obama like this, Rufus would've went into vapor lock indignation mode - yet it's okay for him to trash Boehner. (By the way, Rufus, you do know that Obama smokes, right?)
The rest of Rufus's column consists of unsupported claims that Obama is our savior and that the world has been a better place since he was elected.
Or something like that.
The column gets too tiring to read.
Something tells me that Rufus is going to support Obama to the grave. And we'll have the privilege of reading every Obama-based (or race-based) column of his until then.
Just remember: We are the ones we've been waiting for!!