Outgoing Lawmaker to GOP: Obama ‘Hatred’ Destroying ‘Credible’ Conservatism

December 31, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— At least one outgoing Republican Congressman, who lost to a fringe tea party candidate, is refusing to engage in the rabid hatred of President Obama. As he prepares to leave Congress, Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) is warning his fellow Republicans to end the vicious character assassination of our President, or risk destroying the “credible conservative” movement altogether. The election of our first black president two-years ago in a landslide victory ushered in a new season of hope, after eight long years of war, illegal torture and economic malpractice under the Bush/Cheney administration. But the election of Barack Obama also unleashed a wave of hysterical xenophobia and racism from the right-wing malcontents, the likes of which our country has not seen in modern times. President Obama was smeared as an unpatriotic Nazi,  Socialist, Marxist and Communist, as well as a secret Muslim, an illegal alien and a scary Manchurian candidate. The idea was to portray our President as some sort of “other,” a foreign usurper who is not a “real” American. The insane pathological hatred of President Obama by the right-wing teapartiers, became so intense, it was even given a name, Obama Derangement Syndrome.

The tea party’s hate and extremism carried the GOP to electoral victories in November. So, now what? The Republicans in the House now have the majority and the responsibility to govern. But by all accounts, the  hate,  bigotry, race-baiting, anti-government radicalism, and right-wing extremism will continue unabated. And that’s what worries outgoing Congressman Inglis. He told would like to see a return to what he calls the “optimistic conservatism” of Ronald Reagan.

Reagan’s use of social wedge issues to demonize the poor as “Welfare Queens,” and his attack on Medicare as “socialized medicine” is hardly optimistic, but still Inglis is to be commended for rejecting the unbridled hate and extremism that has overtaken the Republican Party.

Inglis made his remarks on CNN, as reported by The Hill newspaper.

“We’ll get through and we’ll get back to optimistic conservatism,” he said. “We just got to get through this unfortunate period,” added he lost his election for refusing to join “in the real bitterness toward the president.”

“I don’t call him a socialist because he’s not,” he said. “I don’t doubt that he was born in Hawaii because he was. I don’t call him a Muslim because he says he’s a Christian. And I didn’t say anything about death panels because there weren’t any in that health care bill,” said Inglis.

The outgoing lawmaker lamented that the hate and extremism from the GOP, minus any solutions to our country’s problems, would destroy conservatism as he once knew it.

“I believe if you’re going to lead a credible conservative movement, you got to start with credible information,” added Inglis.

And credible information does not include wild birther conspiracies and smears that President Obama is a secret Muslim.

“How are we going to get to that if we’re embroiled in this mosh pit about where we maul each other about whether he’s a socialist and a secret Muslim and whatever when we should be saying is, listen, you disagree with him,” he said. “We conservatives have better ideas that will really work. But we don’t need to attack him as a person,” Inglis said.

This is not the first time the lawmaker from South Carolina has lamented over the direction of his Party toward fringe extremism. Soon after his defeat to a teapartier, he condemned his party for playing on voters’ fears and advancing conspiracy theories and racism that are promoted on Fox News. And he took his fellow lawmakers to task for rejecting science by denying the existence of global warming, as reported by Think Progress.

“There are people who make a lot of money on talk radio and talk TV saying a lot of things. They slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night, and they’re experts on climate change. They substitute their judgment for people who have Ph.D.s and work tirelessly [on climate change].”

Will the Republican Party heed Inglis’ warning? Not a chance.


12 Responses to “Outgoing Lawmaker to GOP: Obama ‘Hatred’ Destroying ‘Credible’ Conservatism”

  1. majii on December 31st, 2010 7:04 pm

    I thank Congressman Inglis for trying to talk some sense to the members of the GOP who believe these conspiracy theories. It’s hard to get all Americans working toward a common goal when some of us are demonizing the others. I wish more Americans would understand that politics is not about winning but is about seeking solutions to problems that are best for the whole country.

  2. Sue on December 31st, 2010 8:59 pm

    So true Majii. But I suspect Inglis’ remarks will be attributed as coming from a sore loser and a RINO. The newly-elected GOP House members show every sign of continuing down the path of right-wing extremism and anti-government radicalism.

    As a progressive, I can only hope they will overreach and their tea party radicalism will backfire in time for 2012.

    Thanks as always for your well thought out comments. And Happy New Year!


  3. majii on January 1st, 2011 5:55 pm

    Happy New Year to you, Sue, and I hope you and yours and the Chattahbox staff have a great 2011. You guys do a good job of providing accurate information on political topics, and I appreciate it since I no longer depend on any on air programs for political information. Watching their cowardice over the past two year in reporting facts over opinions ended my relationship with the MSM forever.

  4. Tyrone on January 26th, 2011 8:12 am


    Today more then ever white Americans and the white control media has selective memory! Ron Reagan the youngest son of former President Ronald Reagan in his new book stated that President Reagan suffer from Alzheimer during the second term as President! If anyone has been reading my posts! I have been stating that forever. I remember Diane Sawyer interview with the late and former President Reagan. Several times during the interview she had to be stop because the former President lost his thought and COULD NOT answer Ms. Sawyer questions! The country witness this on Good Morning America”! Somehow America has selective memory! Remember OJ and the civil trail after the trail was over the media interview the jurors! A white female juror stated that she prayed to serve as juror to help the Brown and Goldman. A clear violation of a juror and should had evoked a mis-trail! But once again the white control judicial system has selective hearing! A 20-year-old black Lakeland man is facing two years in prison for writing a rap song called “Kill Me a Cop”. Antavio Johnson, who was on probation, has been sentenced to two years in prison after the song was discovered on a MySpace Web site. The Polk County Attorney’s Office charged Johnson with two counts of corruption by threat of a public servant.
    Although the lyrics are offensive to many people, the head of the Tampa Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, Rebecca Steele, says she believes the song is protected speech under the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Also I must add that Mr. Johnson didn’t kill anyone and no cop died as a result of his song! Then there is Sarah Palin who put a map with crosshairs that target the very district 20 people living in the target area was shot. Six shot dead and 14 injure! Sarah Palin call the left wing media wrong for associating her action with the murder of the people in Arizona! Unlike Mr. Johnson Ms. Palin is not charge with NOTHING! But her map target the district where 20 people where shot 6 are dead!

  5. Tyrone on January 26th, 2011 8:13 am


    The idiot Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is preparing for a rebuttal to Pres. Obama’s State of the Union speech . She’ll speak on behalf of the racist Tea Party caucus. But it’s another speech she gave on Friday that has a lot of people talking, where she flubbed the facts on U.S. History. We’re Keeping Them Honest. Plus, see why the folks behind the hit TV show “Mad Men” are being added to our ‘RidicuList’. This idiot while Americans are fighting and dying is speaking against the country and President Obama! It is an outrage and a insult to minority American troop fighting and dying in two wars! Only to find out that when they return home to the United State a innocent UNARMED 7 year old black American citizen! Can be burn and shot to death by white American police officers. American troop will return to the United State to find that a 72 year old white senior citizen can be taser by a cop and knock to the ground and threaten to be taser again! All because she refuse to sign a ticket! Or a pregnant black woman driving her 7 year old child to school. Less then a block away she is stop for speeding she also refuse to sign the ticket! She was pulled out of her car taser three times while her son looked on screaming! They will return to find that three police officer kick in the door of a 92 year old senior citizen then shot her 6 time and shoot at her 39 killing her! Then planted drugs in her home and a gun in her hand. After finding out the WRONG home was raid! They will return to find out that in Philly cops can be caught on videotape beating and kicking and calling 4 INNOCENT American citizen racist slurs and are given a slap on the hand and a party paid by union fund! AGAIN… While American troops are fighting and dying for the liberation and human rights of Iraqi citizen. In America when and if they return they will find if they live in Arizona they will need papers to walk ,drive a car to live in their country. They will find that DWH( driving while Hispanic) is a way of life for Hispanic American citizen! They will also find that in Arizona ethnic study is not allowed in Arizona schools! If they are returning to Texas they will find that the school administration is changing American history to reflect a more conservative history! American troops will find a anti-American Tea Party full of hatred of the government FOR NO REASON other then the fact their is a black President! They will find that racist like Rand Paul want to re-write history and change the Civil Right Bill giving private company the right to keep black Americans OUT! They will find that a Governor Palin the idiot that quit her job is a spokesperson for a racist group attacking the President job and his administration. They will return to find that Fox News is attacking with hatred the United State of America and the President Of the United State daily! Just like the terrorist they are fighting oversea! Again all this is happening while American troops are fighting for the United State of America! SHAME ON US ALL FOR NOT BEING OUTRAGE!

  6. Tyrone on January 30th, 2011 1:34 pm

    Michele Bachmann the IDIOT!!!

    Talk about pure stupid and total ignorance about American history Congresswoman Michele Marie Bachmann and Republican Sarah Palin. Give all white women a horrible name! Michele Bachmann in her response to President Obama “ Nation Address” mis-stated American history about American Founding Fathers! For her information former President Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner and pure racist! Jefferson disliked seeing women take political roles, Historian Richard Morris wrote, “Abigail Adams excepted, Jefferson detested intellectual women. Annoyed by the political chatter of women in Parisian salons, he wrote home expressing the hope that ‘our good ladies … are contented to soothe and calm the minds of their husbands returning ruffled from political debate.'” While President, Jefferson wrote that “The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I. According to historian Stephen Ambrose: “Jefferson, like all slaveholders and many other white members of American society, regarded Negroes as inferior, childlike, untrustworthy and, of course, as property.
    Jefferson published his views that blacks were inferior to whites in his book, Notes on the State of Virginia, saying blacks were inferior “in the endowments both of body and mind.” ! Supervising and owning hundreds of slaves, including their children, Jefferson believed that blacks were equal to lazy animals and were inferior to whites in reasoning, mathematical comprehension, and imagination. This was Jefferson’s rationalization for their condition of slavery. In effect, Jefferson believed that the difference between blacks and whites was “fixed in nature”, and was not dependent on their freedom or education.
    Jefferson could see no way for African Americans to live in American society as free people, saying “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. [But] the two races…cannot live in the same government.” For a long-term solution Jefferson believed that slaves should be freed then deported to African colonies. Otherwise, he feared war and that in his words, “human nature must shudder at the prospect held up. We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation or deletion of the Moors. This precedent would fall far short of our case.”[

  7. Tyrone on January 31st, 2011 12:20 pm


    Video from the “Dr. Phil” television show of a white Alaska mother forcing her adopted son to drink hot sauce and take cold showers prompted a police investigation that has led to charges of child abuse against the mother! This case got me to thinking about abuse America witness and say NOTHING! Things like Judge Judy a judge that yells at American citizen. Call litigants names and disrespects senior citizen calling people lazy if they receive disability! She is not a doctor! Judge Judy continue to disrespect American citizen without of being discipline or fire! On COPS” many time cops go overboard and abuse suspects. Without care of the camera without fear of being fire! This example of what goes on everyday in America when police officers don’t get their way or in this case the “you will respect my authority” or I’ll take you to jail as did Deputy Dane Winn of the Bentonville Sheriffs Department did. In America you have the right not to talk to a police officer or answer any questions they ask except for your name, date of birth and address and all this information is on your drivers license and can be given to the police office and you never have to say a word. Politician have time to make it illegal and fine black people for saggy pants! But politician are silent when American citizen need protection under the law from law enforcement! Many people in authority watch these judge shows and COPS and say NOTHING!!!!

  8. Tyrone on February 1st, 2011 1:50 pm

    Mitt Romney is the worlds biggest Republican hypocrite next to Senator John McCain and the quitter Sarah Palin! First this is the Governor that President Obama model the healthcare reform plan after. That Romney propose and pass for Boston Mass.! But today Romney criticize President Obama healthcare reform plan for all Americans! But Romney wants to be President of all Americans! BUT HE DOES NOT WANT ALL AMERICANS TO HAVE HEALTHCARE!!!! When former President G. W Bush sent Americans to fight and die for nothing in Iraq! He didn’t eliminate Boston Mass Residents! Where is equality for all Americans???? When Romney appear on “The View” the hosts of “The View” DID NOT asked hard questions!
    LIKE: 1.Why do the citizen of Boston Mass. deserve healthcare and the rest of the country does not!
    2. Why is it OK for Mitt Romney to sit in a church that discriminate and calls black people less than…FOR 15 YEARS!
    3. Why didn’t the media attack Romney church like they did President Obama.
    4. Why wasn’t Romney wife and children attack like Ms. Obama!
    5. When Romney spoke about the Constitution! Why wasn’t he asked: Where was the Constitution when blacks where being hung from trees and no one ever charge? Why did America need a Civil Rights Bill” if the Constitution was already written?

  9. Tyrone on February 1st, 2011 10:33 pm


    Americans must get real about how this country was started! Why it got in the horrible condition it is in! We Americans must also tell the truth about American history! FRIST TRUTH: The majority (WHITE PEOPLE) where the first Americans to receive a Welfare /Affirmative Action Program in America. In the form of slavery! Government approve! Which cause the extreme have not and the extreme haves! So the statement “pull yourself up by your boot straps” DOES NOT APPLY TO THE MAJORITY”! Whites where able to secure financial security for theirs elves and their families! The majority (WHITE PEOPLE) where able to secure land and property for their selves and their family! By denying minorities Americans the right to secure wealth and property! This practice continue TODAY indirectly by red lining minority neighborhood! SECOND TRUTH: White racism has disrespected every institution in America! The Constitution and non-whites! THAT IS A FACT!!! The results is 90% of America wealth is own by 1% of America’s population! White greed is destroying America’s economy and becoming the greatest! The result of white racism has rank America 17 in some area and 34 in others! White racism plus being the majority of America’s population equal disaster! THIRD TRUTH: The need for a “Civil Rights Bill” was belittling the Constitution that should had protected all Americans civil rights! America’s Government and America’s judicial system is full of white racism and unequal treatment and discrimination!
    Now some people will read this and call it racist WRONG!!!! I love all GOD’s people! BUT we as a people can’t change what we don’t acknowledge! If all Americans come together we can be the greatest country on earth!

  10. Tyrone on February 5th, 2011 1:52 pm


    It is so obvious that the racial history of America is always present when the white control media talks about President Obama accomplishments! Nobody is willing state that fact because it is ugly and sick! BUT TURE!!!! Especially given that fact that the effects of this recession if effecting the poor and the middleclass! In other words it’s time for good white people to stand up and speak out against hate and divide! Today I heard that jobs are on the rise for America. More jobs create then in the pass 50 years …BUT and there is always a BUT! Then it’s always something negative reported by the white control media to belittle that progress! BP oil spill had nothing to do with President Obama’s administration BUT anything and everything negative was reported by the white control media and associate with President Obama administration! Their was hardly no reporting on the fact that President Obama negotiated. What was a 75 million cap for recovery to a 20 billion dollar recovery plan with BP! Then it’s the stimulus package that save the country and unemployment from shooting up to 13.5 unemployment! The Republican President and Republican congress create the problems that President Obama is fixing! BUT the white control media and that Republican Party has demonize all President Obama’s accomplishments and efforts! Hate and divide and white racism must stop ruling over GOD’s earth! It was his gift to all of us!

  11. Tyrone on February 6th, 2011 12:30 pm


    NOTE: If you believe the Republican Party and the white control media President Obama has done NOTHING in the two years he has been President! LIE LIE LIE!!! There plan is to lie to the public and demonize President Obama effort for recovery! Like the stimulus package that Republicans voted for under Bush/Cheney and President Obama increase! Or immigration a plan was wrote up by Senator John Mc Cain and Senator Teddy Kennedy! Now Mc Cain is against a plan for immigration under President Obama! Republican hold up unemployment benefits for American citizen JUST BECAUSE! President Obama put together a plan for small businesses and Republican that said all along we need a plan for small businesses vote against President Obama’s plan!
    1. President Obama change healthcare better then any of the 43 pass Presidents! Got a bill past that seven decade of politician could not do! Healthcare benefits cover adult children under their parent policy until 26 years of age! Before you where cut off at 22years old!
    2. President Obama is closing the prison in Cuba prosecuting inmates that former President Bush claim where trying to kill Americans!
    3. President Obama is closing down the needless war in Iraq bringing American troops home! A war started for NOTHING causing over 4,400 Americans troops deaths for NOTHING under Bush!
    4. President Obama is investing billions into sending Americans to college thought taxes cut and funding
    5. President Obama has successfully negotiate with Russia reducing arms for a better America and a better world for the future.
    6. President Obama has started talk with other country on Global warming for a better America!
    7 President Obama sign a stimulus package that kept millions American from losing their job kept police and firefighter employed company in businesses and stabilize the country headed for a recession!
    8. President Obama gave $4,000 deduction if you purchase a new energy efficient new car !
    9. President Obama gave tax deduction to American citizen that purchase energy efficient applicants.
    10. President Obama sign a bill to start off shore drilling that will bring jobs to Americans! And reduce dependents on oversea oil! Because of BP oil spill President Obama secure 20 billion…when the cap was 75 million!
    11. President Obama approve 30,0000 more troops in Afghanistan and smartly put a time table on their return home. Even after the idiot Republican called him stupid for setting a deadline! SHOWING TRUE LEADERSHIP! He has a plan Bush & Cheney DID NOT!
    12. President Obama pass the best credit card reform bill in America history!
    13. President Obama put more regulation on the banking industry then any other President before him!
    14.President Obama put together a plan for small businesses and Republican that said all along we need a plan for small businesses vote against President Obama’s plan!
    15. Under President Obama fraud in healthcare has been expose and many people prosecute and the Buddy System under past Presidents crush!
    16. Under President Obama he over turn don’t asked don’t tell for the military!


  12. Tyrone on February 8th, 2011 8:04 am


    Both the “HBO” special REAGAN” and the documentary on “PBS” The American Experience. That documented the Reagan Presidency! LIED! Or told half truths! Shamefully both neglected to tell that former President Reagan and Oliver North sold drugs to support the Contras! August, 1996, series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the Reagan administration that attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government during the 1980s. Webb’s series, “The Dark Alliance,” has been the subject of intense media debate, and has focused attention on a foreign policy drug scandal that leaves many questions unanswered.
    This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included. Both “HBO” and PBS left that part of history out!

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