Overheard at a Christmas Party

In the past year I have found that, without question, my family is chock-full of right-wing-radio-screamer worshipping teabaggers.  This knowledge has brought me grief — but not nearly as much grief as the knowledge that these are not Dominionists; in fact, they are hardly religious at all.  No, what pains me is that the sole reason for their teabaggerdom is that the President is half black. 

There is nothing else to blame it on.  George Bush could have planted land mines in their backyards and it would have been okay because he was white, but let Obama even consider trying to help save the planet and he is destroying the Constitution and all we hold dear.  Nothing that happened during the Bush administration benefitted these people, and that’s okay, but let Obama try to right even a smidgeon of the wrongs (and that’s all he seems destined to do), and he’s the Anti-Christ.  Even if you aren’t particularly Christian.

And so yesterday at a Christmas party, two of the teabaggeryist were having a toe-curling (like listening to nails on a blackboard) “political” discussion about the climate talks, and one displayed particularly alarming ignorance by asking, “how can Obama approve that without Congress?”  This ignited a very agitated, nonsensical discussion about Obama doing nefarious, unConsitutional things, (which in reality, of course, he either hasn’t or won’t — but George Bush often did).

Mind you I had to shut this same teabagger out of my email inbox recently when he insisted on sending me those viral teabagger emails even after I told him not to.  Apparently he thought it was funny, but this sort never stops to consider consequences.  And so I can imagine the expression on his face when his latest teabagger missive bounced, and take solace.

And so here’s a note to my dear — unfortunately related — asshole: nobody said anything about Congress being left out of the decision-making progress.  If Limbaugh hinted that this was the case, that just intensifies the word “nobody.” 

In fact, it’s part of the “checks and balances” scheme of the Constitution that the Senate has to approve treaties.  Remember Junior-year Constitution class in high school?  Apparently not.  Well, just to remind you, we learned about that back then.  Or at least SOME of us did.

Anyway, back at the Christmas party, the blather ignited and then came the clicher: “Limbaugh already said it’s a failure.”  Okay, enough.  You’re taking your “facts” from Limbaugh?  Spare me. (Click on “spare me” to see why; fact is, Fathead never ran across a fact that he liked.)

So, much as it hurts, here goes a Stupid of the Day Award to one of my own relatives.  Merry Christmas.

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