Column Was Insulting
Dusty Rhoades’ repetitious, sophomoric rant (“Here’s What They Really Mean,” July 29) on “Rabid Right wingnuts” makes the feeble, insulting case that if I don’t agree with the policies of Barack Obama, then I am “a racist.”
Thematically, the “Liberal Left” has more heart, while the Rabid Right has no soul. Our president lectures us, in government-centric policy style, about fair shots, same rules, paying one’s fair share and being our brother’s keeper.
As a child I learned the importance of charitable giving and good works from my parents, my school and my church. I don’t want or need the government or the president telling me how much and to whom I will give.
The president’s continual attempts to dismantle all private charitable giving reflects his government-centered fair shot, same rules, fair share mantra, which seeped through on July 13, 2012.
As far as his “you didn’t build that” comment being taken out of context, the speech Obama gave, before he went so hopelessly off teleprompter, was originally meant to be yet another class warfare attempt to make the case for his dictates of fair shots, same rules, fair share and redistribution of somebody else's wealth.
To be fair, although a colossal blunder, his syntax, grammar and tendency to “misspeak” could be to blame. But the shrill cadence of that off-the-rails diatribe about how government infrastructure props all up embodied contempt and envy for the very ones whose wealth he wants to redistribute.
His rabble-rousing style, emblematic of community organizing days, suggested his audience should be resentful and envious as well.
That’s the context of “you didn’t build that,” and perhaps the reaction of the country at large wouldn’t have been so extreme if he had been properly vetted.
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