I am trying desperately to understand people on the Right who are educated, smart, literate, and thoughtful. I reached out to a friend to try to understand his position. So far, it's in the infancy stage, but I haven't gotten closer. Believe me, I understand not liking the President or policies, but I don't understand all the vitriolic speech towards the President since day one. Okay, I lied. I do understand it. The racism that had been swept under the rug for all these years has come to the surface, but that still doesn't explain the many people that I know who are smart and read. I don't understand how s**t gets said and smart Republicans don't stand up and say that ain't right. There is so much incorrect stuff thrown out there. Why don't people stand up and say so. Why is it so terrible to criticize one's own? Wouldn't it make the people better if they were accountable for all the lies and ignorance? Why do we accept less than so easily. I want more than. I want really smart people with riveting ideas that are willing to hash it out. Not, and I repeat, not people that don't know what the hell they are talking about but sounding as if they do. That is truly dangerous.
Sidebars: Today is a very sad day for me. Dylan Ratigan's show is going off the air. He chose to leave broadcasting. I think it's a huge loss. He's very smart, speaks his mind, and isn't partisan. He's criticized the left and the right equally. He has criticized Obama and Boehner. He isn't afraid to piss people off. His platform has been get the money out of politics. I couldn't agree with that more. Always have felt that. If you haven't seen him before and you are home, his last show is today at 4pm EDT on MSNBC. The Heat beat the Thunder and it's a non-event outside of Miami. The heatwave is brutal here in the east and should be breaking tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
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