— MICHELLE OBAMA
“Well, actually, no, that’s not what he was saying” is what I was about to type on a friend’s Facebook thread before realizing there was simply no goddamn point to any reason or engagement at all. Which is so sad, really.
Am I surprised that context and nuance are lost on today’s throng of Obama-hating GOP lemmings?
But, seriously, people… use your fucking brains every once in a while. You embarrass yourselves, and you diminish all human beings with your pathetic and obvious selective hearing and shocking levels of self-delusion.
I guess I’m not that concerned with the federal government interfering with my health care WHEN IT ALREADY FUCKING DOES.
Jesus Christ, sometimes the level of cognitive dissonance that republicans have is literally unbelievable. Do they not listen to the words they say?
Look at the video again and you can see, hear, and feel the contempt in Santorum’s voice. He hates the president. To his core. It was unfettered, unabashed, unfiltered and utter, the utterest hatred for Obama I’ve ever heard. There was no uncomfortable laughter to mask it with, as Romney might employ; there was no soundbite of manufactured outrage, as personified by the hollow shell of a man known as Newt Gingrich. No, this was sincere disgust with the man who currently serves as commander-in-chief. Over what? Obama’s wanting our nation’s youth to pursue a college degree, or to enroll in a technical or vocational school? Over espousing higher education? Seriously?
Now Santorum’s advisers may have told him to tone it down, Rick, in the hours since that infamous ad hominem attack. But there’s no use hiding such deep-seated abhorrence. Rick Santorum embodies the worst trait of the Tea Party at its nadir: irrational hostility toward one’s political opponents. Thankfully, there were TV cameras there to capture the nuance of “What a snob!” Because reading that very quote from Rick Santorum probably elicits a “Oh, there goes Rick again, asking to be Googled!”
But seeing and hearing him say it makes it crystal clear: when it comes to Obama, Santorum is sleeping with the enmity.