The GOP and their supporters are traveling down a very dangerous road. It’s one thing to attack Democrats on ideology or issues facing America. We Democrats did this to Bush 43 many times. However, they crossed the line of decency with their outrageous anti-Obama metaphors. Let me illustrate.
1. Obama hangs around with terrorists.
2. Obama is not an American. Chief birther Donald Trump told America he sent investigators to Hawaii, and they will reveal a shocking report. Hey, Donald, where is your report?
3. Obama is a Muslim, and as a non-Christian, he is anti-Christ.
Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) recently said, “81 House Democrats are Communists.” Sounds like a throwback to the Joe McCarthy (R-Wisc.) era of the 1950s. The latest metaphor came from NRA board member Ted Nugent. In his appalling tirade, he called Obama and top Democrats “criminals,” and said they will “have their heads chopped off in November.” Why haven’t Mitt Romney or other GOP leaders denounced these two men?
Republican leaders need to take a lead from Sen. John McCain’s campaign remark, that Obama is a good American.
Voters will not respect the GOP if they embrace “Silence is golden.”