The Election Broke Their Brains

To date I’ve not heard someone so well define what’s wrong with the conservative movement, specifically the extremists who have hijacked their party. Franklin Schaeffer, former conservative author of Crazy For God hits the nail squarely on the head and gives us a good idea of what’s in store in the days, weeks and months ahead. Watch the entire clip.

I find it fascinating that the right can be so upset with Obama after only 6 months on the job. We’re already at the point where threats are being made and violence could erupt at any moment. All this and the President hasn’t even completed his first year in office! The fall from power must have hit certain people in this country harder than the rest of us could expect. It’s the only way I can explain the absolute fanaticism and hate we’re seeing directed at Obama. That, and of course the fact that he’s not white and doesn’t have a typical American upbringing. A large portion of them would rather spend time asking for Obama’s birth certificate than trying to actually help the country.

In their own minds many conservatives have managed to ignore the fact that they lost the last election. America decided to try a new direction (for at least 2 years) and see what happens. I’m not opposed to getting their input if they would simply have some to give, but they don’t. Since November the GOP has been saying “No!” and playing to their base each and every day since Obama took office. Now they’ve decided that since they can’t offer any real solutions, and since they were relegated to minority status for the foreseeable future, they’ve going to throw a perpetual hissy fit.

The scariest part is that we’re only now seeing the tip of the “hate” iceberg.


  1. Wow – he’s on fire.

    He made a brief comment that reminded me of a point that came up over at Ta-Nehisi Coates’s site: the tip of the “hate iceberg”, as you put it, is focused on fairly prominent public figures, but it’s less prominent people who might be in even greater danger. (The reasoning is: someone who’s angry enough and can’t get to Obama because of the Secret Service, can still walk into a church, a gym, the Holocaust Museum and murder the people in there.)

    What are your thoughts about ways to ratchet down some of the level of menace and toxicity? Sometimes telling people, “Your anger is scaring me”, doesn’t bring them up short — it makes them even more furious, as if you’re accusing them of being either delusional or out of control.

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