We all know the democratic heroes. There were a number of them sitting in the first lady’s box at the State Of The Union on Jan 29, 2014. They ranged from a physician’s assistant in Arizona who couldn’t get insurance because of a preexisting condition (thanks to ACA, She got insurance just three days before she had to have emergency surgery for abdominal pains)–to two men that were at the Boston Marathon bombing, (One had both legs blown off and the other was taking him to get aid)–To an NBA player who came out as openly gay and an Afghan vet who was severely wounded by a roadside bomb and has slowly been recovering. There were many others and I can’t mention them all here but they are all heroes. Each and every one is a true American hero. They are that people that make this country great.
Now let’s take a look at the republican heroes. I’m not going to talk about Ronald Reagan even though he started the war against the middle class.
I’ll start with Joe the Plumber. You remember him. He followed McCain around in 2008 making stupid racist remarks about Obama. Remember, Joe was a plumber (but not quite.) I’ll give it to him though. There are many people that work for plumbing companies that call themselves plumbers. Joe also wrote a blog titled “America Wants a White, Republican President.” Such a perfect hero. Racism never goes unrewarded with the republicans.
And then there is Ted Nugent, draft dodger and self-admitted pedophile. Remember, his racist remarks got him invited to an Obama, McCain debate in 2008 and the State of The Union address in 2013. Every now and then he comes out with a new racist rant while claiming that everybody who criticizes him is racist, including Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and others. Most recently he gave a speech to the NRA in which he claimed that all black leaders were racist including Obama and AG Holder. So just who is this great hero of the Republican Party? In interviews he admitted to having sex with underage girls and in an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Courtney Love claims to have had oral sex with Nugent when she was 12 and he was 27. By his own admission, he avoided the draft by not bathing or shaving for a month,eating nothing but junk food for a month, as well as defecating and urinating in his pants with no clean-up for a week before his physical. A great American hero? Only to a conservative. Ted Nugent is now campaigning with Greg Abbott in Texas.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention George Zimmerman, the man who stalked and shot an unarmed teen-age boy, Trayvon Martin, for the crime of walking to a convenience store for a package of Skittles and an ice tea. Zimmerman didn’t get invited to debates or to campaign for anybody, but he became an instant conservative hero. He even set up a pay pal account and received over $193,000 to pay for his defense. When it was learned that the feds weren’t going to give him back his gun he received another $10,000 to buy new guns. Zimmerman now claims to be the victim. In a recent interview he said he was homeless and suffering from PTSD.
Now we come to their latest hero. Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. This man is a total fake. He’s a yuppie. He spends lots of time on the golf course. Don’t get me wrong, he’s entitled to play golf, but the type of redneck he plays wouldn’t go near a golf course. He has made a fortune (I’m not sure whether he grew that beard or it is fake) by pretending to be an ignorant hillbilly. I never could understand why people get so involved watching ignorant hillbillies on TV. He made some very racist and homophobic statements. It got him invited to the president’s State of The Union speech though.
Do you notice a pattern here? They all have common denominators, racism and bigotry, the hallmark of the Republican Party. True American Heroes? NOT. They don’t even belong in the same building as the heroes sitting with Michelle Obama.
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