Wednesday, July 16, 2008

No Time for Satire

I've decided it is time for me to briefly wade in on the New Yorker cover disaster.

First of all, I didn't find it that funny. Secondly, we on the left are virtually 'shell shocked' over the constant stream of propaganda, innuendo, distortions and outright lies pumped out by the right over the last 8 years that anything that smacks of it touches raw nerves. We are also acutely aware, it having been demonstrated endlessly, that a great many American voters are apparently not aware enough to recognize satire when they see it and file it away as a joke. The reality is that the image on the New Yorker cover will sear itself into their dimly functioning brains and that will be what pollutes what little thinking they do over the next few months until the election. Every piece they see on Faux News, which is their primary input source for misinformation, will be filtered through the image of Obama in Muslim garb, Michelle with a machine gun and the burning American flag.

Think I am being too hard on my fellow Americans? Remember that half of them voted for Shrub...twice no less and some 28% of them still think he is doing a good job. Forty percent or more are planning to vote for McSame. Think about it.

Aren't you proud of me for not calling them 'knuckle-draggers'?

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