It has been suggested that my "critique" of the Republican party base is the moral (or rather immoral) equivalent of the Republican's demonization of Obama. Is it? Well I did call them "feverish, Christianist, elderly, uneducated and often racist ..."
That is pretty impolite, but can I claim truth as a defense? Polls and results show that the strongest support for Romney comes from white southern males, that the elderly and evangelical Christians are over-represented. How about "feverish?" Despite the fact that I hardly conceal my political point of view, I continue to get these emails making hysterical claims that Obama is some secular or otherwise version of the Anti-Christ, birther non-sense, and otherwise unfounded and hysterical projections of doom by Obama. I have never, ever, ever received anything remotely analagous from Democrats. Similar stuff is spouted or coyly countenanced by Republicans great and small as well as the ever present right-wing noise machine of talk radio, Fox, and Sinclair.
"Uneducated" was probably an overreach. On average, Republicans may be slightly more educated than Democrats, but their ideology has a lot of elements of essential stupidity: evolution denial, climate change denial, etc. Let me apologize for "uneducated' and substitute "willfully ignorant."
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