John Sununu: "I wish this president would learn to be an American"
GOP Crying Game
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid gets my vote for the best summation of what this presidential campaign is about:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says a group of "angry old white men" is bankrolling conservative outside groups that are spending millions to influence the fall elections.
"If this flood of outside money continues, the day after the election, 17 angry old white men will wake up and realize they've just bought the country," Reid said on the floor. "That's a sad commentary. About 60 percent or more of these outside groups' dollars are coming from these 17 people. These donors have something in common with their nominee. Like Mitt Romney, they believe they play by their own set of rules." source
Hey dude I want my country back
How else do you describe it when you have such vile, ugly and unprecedented comments from GOP surrogates that try to outdo each other on the outrageous meter?
Take for example the latest, Romney's attack dog, former Governor John Sununu:
In the span of one morning, top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu referred to President Obama as dumb and stupid, called the Chicago political culture from which he came "corrupt," brought up Obama's admitted use of marijuana as a kid in Hawaii, resurfaced the name of Tony Rezko -- the jailed financier with ties to Obama -- and then questioned the president's Americanness.
"I wish this president would learn how to be an American." source
The Obamas in the White House is obviously an affront to these angry white men and they are throwing temper tantrums. Each time the perpetually whining Speaker of the House John Boehner cries one can hear his sentiment loud and clear: I want my country back
To this demographic, older white men that loved the 1950's mythical era, the country's population shift is terrifying. They find it hard to embrace multi-cultured and diverse America and instead of expanding their base with the times -- making inroads with Asians, Latinos and African-Americans -- they have decided to circle-the-wagons.
To be sure, it's not about policy: they will loudly denounce their own ideas if Obama embraces them. It's not about rallying together in hard times: they would rather have a scorched-the-earth disaster than work together to fix America's economic woes.
It is about their perceived exclusive ownership of America and American values. To them, it is their country and we should just act like nice and appreciative guest.