Are There Any Rational Voices Left in the Republican Party?

July 21, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Republican Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware, by all accounts a respected moderate conservative, left Capitol Hill last month to meet with his Delaware constituents in a town hall meeting and was besieged with fanatical right-wing conspiracy theories, the likes he has never seen.

Expecting to engage in an informative discussion on health care, Castle instead was forced to hold off an angry mob of “birthers” and global warming deniers, fed on a steady stream of fear and hate-mongering from conservative talk radio and Fox news.

Angry white men spouting off fringe right-wing conspiracy theories were once reserved to the AM airwaves of talk radio. Now, with conservative radio hosts like, Rush Limbaugh rising to prominence as a voice of the Republican Party, his style of hate mongering has gone mainstream.

Fox News offers a steady diet of angry right-wing talk show hosts, who play to the lowest common denominator, appealing to their viewers’ basest fears and prejudices, such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.

And the constant crazy talk is beginning to take its toll on susceptible viewers, who are happy to tap into their explosive bigotry and hate, rather than tax their brains with a single coherent thought.

Poor Rep. Castle didn’t realize how ugly and mindless the discourse has become in his own party and he was hit with a full frontal assault of crazed paranoid conspiracy theories, from constituents who had been transformed from once mostly reasonable rationale humans into foaming at the mouth fanatics.

The mob scene was something out of a horror movie. Think, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

Rep. Castle was hit with charges of a government run swine flu conspiracy with the aim of infecting the country with AIDS-contaminated vaccines.

“I don’t trust you with anything. You think I’m going to trust you to put a needle full of dead baby juice and monkey kidneys? Cause that’s what this stuff is grown on, dead babies!” said one constituent.

Another Republican attending the town hall meeting railed against global warming and Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling both a hoax. “It’s still a theory, so is Darwin’s theory of evolution!” exclaimed the audience member.

And yet, another audience member represented the lunatic “birther” fringe, claiming that President Obama was not a U.S. citizen.

The birther came to the meeting with her own birth certificate, ensconced in a plastic Ziploc bag that she held up as a prop as she stood up and spoke to loud cheers from the audience.

“Congressman Castle, I want to know. I have a birth certificate here from the United States of America saying I’m an American citizen, with a seal on it. Signed by a doctor, with a hospital administrator’s name, my parents, the date of birth, the time, the date. I want to go back to January 20th and I want to know why are you people ignoring his birth certificate? He is not an American citizen! He is a citizen of Kenya!”

Castle was booed soundly when he attempted to make some sense of the birther woman’s claims. The birther movement, despite having no basis in fact, continues on and is beginning to take hold within the ranks of the Republican Party.

Castle was also attacked for his support of a clean environment and his yes vote on the Cap and Trade Bill. “Do you have any idea what that cap and trade tax thing, bill that you passed is going to do to the Suffolk County poultry industry?” screamed one constituent.

As to the informed discussion on health care reform that Rep. Castle was expecting; no chance of that. His constituents attacked any reform of the broken health care system as socialized medicine.

“I don’t have the answers for how to fix the broken pieces of our health care system, but I know darn well if we let the government bring in socialized medicine, it will destroy this thing faster than the twin towers came down.”

Similar displays of ignorance are being played out throughout the country within the Republican Party and unlike Rep. Castle, most Republican politicians are only too happy to appeal to their fringe base.

But something has happened to the Republican Party when no one was looking; the fringe-base has taken over the party and it’s an ugly spectacle.

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Watch a portion of town hall mob below:


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6 Responses to “Are There Any Rational Voices Left in the Republican Party?”

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  3. Church Lady on July 21st, 2009 4:39 pm

    I saw a close-up of Obama’s birth certificate from the Hawaii Dept. of Health. Check it out for yourself….The Certificate Number is: 151 1961 010641

    Now pay attention here.

    151 + 1961 + 010641 = 12753

    Now add up the individual digits….
    1 + 2 + 7 + 5 + 3 = 18

    You know what that means?

    18 = 6 + 6 + 6

    Do I have to spell it out for you? 666 people!!!!! THE MARK OF THE BEAST!

    Lord Jesus, COME QUICKLY!

  4. John Bryans Fontaine on July 21st, 2009 6:07 pm

    when fascism comes to america it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross
    – Sinclair Lewis

    Except that sometimes it waves a flag ( and a birth certificate ) and burns the Cross with her fellow KKK members

    WATCH: Rick Sanchez Reads Obama Birth Certificate, Slams Citizenship Critics
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/21/rick-sanchez-takes-on-oba_n_242261.html

  5. Philip Avon St. Cyr on July 21st, 2009 9:05 pm

    Wow. What is coming out of the woodwork in this country? Creeps me out.

  6. wayne on July 24th, 2009 7:51 am

    Are There Any Rational Voices Left in the Government. Yes Ron Paul… Every thing the government touches is ruined. We don’t need a system that always fails. Government is a Unecessary Evil. There is a better way and we need to start talking about that. Government isn’t broke, it is working like it always worked. Its government against the free man.

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