A "friend" got me thinking about political conservatives; this is my response to one of his eamils. I'd clean it up, but I'm lazy, and it pretty much expresses my views:
Some groups are totally unconcerned with Obama's racial characteristics whatsoever. They think he's a SOCIALIST (which is one step short of "COMMIE"). They think that before long, we'll all be wearing gray jumpsuits and working for the government, which will be the only entity left. Everybody will be a happy socialist worker, etc etc etc.
It's kind of amusing, really. These Uber-Conservatives (who worship at the feet of the mighty Limbaugh) think that ANY government is BAD BAD BAD. They are the ones who won't pay to drive on the Tollway. Their friends in Arkansas are the ones who refuse to vote for toll roads because the government shouldn't charge you for it because that's what your taxes are for, not all this welfare.
They are the exact same people who do not want government HELPING its citizens AT ALL. Now, I'm not happy with a total "welfare" state, but come on---
Hey, conservatives, here's what you do: go down and stand at the door of the emergency room at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Meet Jorge and Lupe Rodriguez (citizens of Mexico) at the door as they bring 5 year old Jaime, who is bleeding profusely from a head injury. Tell Jorge and Lupe (in ENGLISH, BY GOD, CAUSE THIS HERE'S 'MURIKUH!) that unless they can pay, they'll have to just see to Jaime's injury themselves. Go ahead, christian soldiers, go ahead and do it. I want to stand there and watch while you do.
They are the same people who don't want the EVIL GOVERNMENT espousing BIRTH CONTROL (because the government has no place in people's lives, unless it's gays trying to marry or adopt children, in which case the government has every right....), and especially handing out FREE birth control to "those damn welfare recipients", but who aren't exactly standing in line to adopt a child....
It makes me craxy.
They're not racist, but they are (truly) against every single social program. WIC. Food stamps. Aid to mothers with dependent children. Tuition assistance. They want to dismantle the entire social services program, including (really) Social Security and Medicare. They believe the government should do only and exactly the following things: provide military, provide a postal service, provide military, provide roads, provide military, provide border security, prevent gays from existing, provide military.
Well, you get the picture.