Monday, February 16, 2009

The Party Of No

{Rachel Maddow} GOP In Exile: The Party Of No w/Alexandra Pelosi

Also an article at Yahoo!News with comments:

Imagine going to work each day and hearing people call your mother a Nazi.

Nazi Pelosi.

Alexandra Pelosi, the filmmaker daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, heard it frequently last fall in speeches meant to fire up the crowds at McCain-Palin campaign rallies.

She attended many such events to make a film about the people who attended, those who fought against a Barack Obama presidency. "Right America, Feeling Wronged," debuts Monday at 8 p.m. EST on HBO.

"I didn't know how nasty it was going to get," she said. "If I knew, I don't know if I would have signed up for it."

Pelosi also films a truck driver who uses a racial slur against Obama. One man wears a misspelled T-shirt, "Say No to Socilism," and fumbles when Pelosi asks him to define socialism. One man says he looks at Obama and, "I see 666 in his eyeballs." Others wrongly believe Obama is a Muslim, or chant "Obama is Osama."

The film's chief value lies in illustrating the moment of time. It's one thing to assume that racism or ignorance is still alive and played a role in how some people voted, quite another to see how Pelosi found it and stuck a camera in its face. [...]

"I would imagine that a lot of Republicans are going to be skeptical and concerned that a documentary like this portrays them as everything that they fear the media wants to believe — that they're racist rednecks who are uneducated," said Karen Hanretty, a GOP activist and former spokeswoman for the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee.

Gee, ya think?

At one point in the film, Pelosi catches Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity signing autographs at a rally. Hannity points her out and says "that's Nancy Pelosi's daughter." The crowd begins to boo.

"You're going to get me lynched!" Pelosi said.

So they feel 'wronged', do they? Boo-fuckin'-Hoo and tough shit. They've been wronging this whole country at least from civil rights days when today's Repugs were Democrats, and really got with the program under Reagan and since. They're ignorant, reactionary, racist morons, and they've been used to good effect by the Money & Power Wing to the detriment off all Americans including themselves, but they're too stupid to see that.

I guess I'm glad Ms. Pelosi tried to show the sympathetic side of the average Repug in the street. Too bad there isn't one.

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