The extreme right was fine with George Bush's terrifically ill conceived war in Iraq. They rolled over as their elected officials stripped us all sorts of our civil rights and opened officially sanctioned torture facilities. They didn't blink a wink as the Bush Administration rolled back environmental regulations and made it easy for big corporations to pollute.
But take away their dish washer powder and damnit, they're throwing down bloody revolution.
At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?
I'd like to say I'm surprised at the right's willingness to beat up local officials over common sense environmental regulations, but sadly I'm not. The people represented by Mr. Erickson are the 20% deadenders, the right wing hold outs who cling to their guns, their big daddy Rush, and their delusions of a great sweepback in 2012. They have said "no" to everything President Obama has proposed and have offered up nothing but more hysterical shrieking and bitter rhetoric in return. They don't have a plan, they're just against everything our new President wants to do.
It's unfortunate because some of the valid points they do have to make (it's pretty clear we've made some big big mistakes in the bank bailouts, and the FED is dumping trillions in the pockets of bankers and Biden is kind of a gaffe machine) get lost in all the hysterics.
Obviously we need green dish washing detergent that works. If the current crop doesn't cut it for some people, the soap companies will respond and make new blends that do the job without killing fish. We're smart, we put a guy on the moon. I think we can figure out how to wash our dishes in a green way.
We certainly don't need angry right bloggers suggesting we get out the guns to defend the status quo of dish washing.
That's just silly (and kind of scary).
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