The Rude One, at The Rude Pundit writes posts that are, by definition, street language and generally rude to the Right. He always backs up his rants with facts and says them in ways that bring home the crisis America faces in ways I can only envy. It’s like having Bill Maher moderate a debate. (Can you imagine?)
At the end of a long article about Barack Obama’s DNC speech where he deliberately called out the GOP for a full-fledged free-for-all election, here’s his The Rude One’s closing statement. However profane it’s the most impactful summation I’ve seen yet.
After watching Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, and, to a large extent, Clinton act like they were supposed to turn the other cheek again and again, it was goddamn cathartic to see a Democratic candidate reach up and grab the hand that was slapping him and say, “No, not this time around, motherf**ker.”
No wonder the right didn’t know how to react. It was like seeing a prison b**ch grab his rapist and beat his head on the side of the bunk. Rove won’t die easily, though. When they weren’t being attacked, Republicans mocked John Kerry’s military service, medals, and wounds. Imagine what they’ll do when they’re cornered.
Gird yer loins, motherf**kers, and break out the axes. We’ve joined the battle.
I’ve said many times this is going to be the most filthy campaign since the early 1800’s. McCain is hoping that the presence of a pretty, seemingly innocent anti-choice, creationist VP nominee on the ticket will force the Democrats, as nice people, to blunt their attacks on her and the ticket. I hope with all my heart they are wrong. [This is a link to a YouTube page that has the McCain announcement event. I couldn’t stomach posting the actual video.]
The Rude One is right. Break out the battle axes. This is war. Attack, Attack, Attack.
If they cry out about attacks on their pretty VP nominee, scream at those reactions are SEXIST. You can’t have it both ways. Either a female politician is equal to a male or not. Gender shouldn’t stop rough-stage politics. ATTACK HER, ATTACK McCAIN, ATTACK THE WAR, ATTACK THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. Start today Barack, Joe and surrogates, and never stop.
Nice won’t win this election. God help the United States of America and it’s constitution if we lose.