Some have described the recent denunciations of a lack of patriotism from liberals and/or blue states; and of the existence of pro and anti-American towns, cities and states, as just inflammatory right-wing rhetoric from GOP partisans in a seemingly losing election. Red meat for their masses at a time of desperation.
Two words: Fuck no.
They believe this shit. This is how they really feel about liberals and blue states. This is the preferred topic of conversation for these folks when the "liberal media elite" is not in attendance. Seriously.
Last week GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a crowd in North Carolina that she loved to visit the “pro-America areas of this great nation” implying there were parts of the country that were anti-America.
Minnesota's Rep. Michelle Bachmann then ran with the ball and made similar accusations on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. When pressed by Matthews if there were any anti-Americans in Congress she could mention by name, she responded that “…the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America.”
Back in North Carolina—a state the GOP thought they had in the bag and have now been forced to fight for it—Rep. Robin Hayes accused Obama of inciting class warfare and referred to liberals as people who “hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.” Listen for yourself:
Don’t believe their bullshit backtracking stories for one minute—Hayes’ people denied he ever made the remarks until the audio proof popped up—these assholes actually think they have a lock on patriotism and country, yet don’t have the balls to stand up to the scrutiny that comes with making these kinds of pronouncements. Cowards.
And the divide widens.