Tiger Woods is Barack Obama (–to those Right Wing Radio toxic trolls).

I saw it –or heard it– pretty early on : Tiger Woods is Barack Obama!
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The insane intensity with which our right-wing screamer pals are targeting him comes from their seeing Tiger Woods as a stand-in for Barack Obama! Some of them have been absolutely upfront in their juxta-positioning: for example Rush Limbaugh ran just such a piece a couple of days ago.
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Tiger is (was?) a good golfer, but I don’t think he invented infidelity. Didn’t we have quite a few Republicans –and here I’m talking about political representatives of The People, not golfers– who tried their hands, just very recently, at infidelity. Mark Sanford –he of the sincerity-furrowed forehead– comes to mind. Why, he even shared the front pages with Tiger this week.
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The thing that really upset Rush about it was the infidelity of it all. (It’s not as if Rush didn’t know a thing or too on the subject of personal-hypocrisy.)
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Mark Levin –a man whose 3-hour insane diatribe delivery is pitched at near-apoplexy/heart attack levels (Mark, I’m no fan, but –shouldn’t you calm yourself down a bit, for God’s sake)– didn’t like Tiger’s infidelities (alleged?actual?soon to be revealed?accused?) either, but Mark is such an attacker of The Marxist/Communist/Statist???/Socialist/Saul Alinskyist in the White House, and such a defender of Liberty and The Constitution and Capitalism, that I suppose in retrospect I would have been surprised if Mark hadn’t found an anti-capitalist theme in Tiger’s infids –(Note to readers: listen, I’m not going to continue with that innocent-until-proven-guilty crap. I’m going all Fair-and-Balanced here, OK?)
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And Mark did not disappoint. The thing that really upset him about Tiger’s infids was….NOT what it had done to the wife, the women, the children, but what it had done to Tiger’s advertisers!!! Those BRANDS that had given Tiger EVERYTHING. (When Mark said BRANDS, it came out with enough reverence to equal, if not quite someone-sitting-at-the-right-hand-of God, at least a Founding Father. Or Ronald Reagan (who ML apparently worked for, though RR’s Californian Tanned Relaxation does not seem to have rubbed off on Mark. Mark likes his image of screamer: he’s the only who really cares, and is smart enought o really see what is going on, and who will call it. Sorry Rush and Sean: when it really comes down to it you two just dont have it …..SO GET OFF THE AIR YOU CREEPS….Where was I? ).
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Tiger, you ingrate Infid! How COULD you treat THOSE BRANDS so terribly! I think some of Mark’s audience must have been in tears by this point. (I remember hearing that some of Father Coughlin’s 30’s-40’s audience used to have bottles of Holy Water next to the radio so they could cross themselves with each new scurrility that the good Father laid on them. I think Levin is in the FC mould, though being Jewish -which he drops on us every now and then –he’s very quick to call Barack Obama an Anti-Semite, by the way. He has that super-AIPAC touchiness that sees AS-ism in so many areas where you and I see “Fair-and-Balanced” if I may use that provocative little term-of-art. Yes, Mark is very quick with that accusation, even though his congregation may have some lingering Coughlin resonances. NOW why would I say a thing like that!)
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Mark left Tiger alone for a few minutes so he could go on to castigate Barack for his Nobel Prize showing.
“Peace Prize? PEACE PRIZE??” screams Mark, “they mean TYRANNY PRIZE!!!
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I’ll tell you something: Barack is a lucky man! Something about him EXUDES Fidelity. Yes, the radio bigots can constantly play up the Black Father/White Mother angle –applicable of course to both Barack and Tiger– but when it comes to FID., –can you please grant me this one abbreviation?– Barack himself seems absolutely immune to the suggestions that hover over every sentence that the insanely-onetrack bigots utter.
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There was, by the way, an earlier not-so-subtly racist subtext theme to the general broadcast of the toxic-trio: it was the way they all took up the theme of Who-does-this-Obama THINK he is –first to even think of running for President, and then, once he had won the Green Jacket (oops, I mean the Presidency) just who did he damn well think he was. Somewhere along there were Those Greek Columns. And of course, The MESSIAH –which all three still use as their default sneer at Barack.
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This I decode as more on the (JUST) WHO-DOES-HE-THINK-HE-IS? which I relate to another old racist tag –that of (close your ears) Uppity-Nword!
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How to relate –I stopped myself from saying “how to fight”– to all this?
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By being aware. By insisting on continuing to be mature: reasonable people don’t talk like that. Reasonable people don’t think like that. But the reasonable-responsible individual will r-r engage; point out absurdities; point out the “pollution” factor; will know that this 9- HOUR DAILY VIOLENT JUGGERNAUT OF TOXIC PROPAGANDA has to be leaching out into the culture and needs to be countered. We are on difficult ground if we suggest that all the recent frightful shootings are connected to the coarse-violence of R-S-M, which is “free-spoken”. But we are equally being blind if we feel that there is no connection. This is right now a very polarized population –patience is thin; angry at so many things, and looking for targets.
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And the RSM-type toxic-propaganda it is not countered by screaming matches. It is countered by the reasonable, reflective approach –with perhaps a bit of satire thrown in. Remember, your audience is not the screamer himself. The audience is the screamers’s audience; the person in the middle of all this.
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And –take heart! This pitch of toxicity is so intense that it HAS to soon wear itself
out. ALL SCREAMS ALL THE TIME is hard to take, especially when your dire warnings don’t materialize, or you make the other side ALL-BAD and yours ALL GOOD, all the time. (I mean, W. did have his chance, right?). Or you accuse Barack Obama of utter-perfidy all-the-time, of Lying-all-the-time; of hating people all the time, of wanting to takeover everything; of utter bowing-subservience to this or that Shah….etc etc
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The toxic trio cannot conceal THEIR GLEE when the unemployment figures go up. They are delighted at the prospect of such failure in the nation with its unregulated banks (and its unselfregulated consumers, and failure in foreign wars, etc etc.
It’s a glee and a delight that ill-behooves the right, and especially the socalled Silent Loyal Opposition. It’s……unpatriotic !
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I make an observation. Call it a prediction. the 9-HOUR DAILY VIOLENT JUGGERNAUT OF TOXIC PROPAGANDA of RL-SH-ML has already passed its apogee of effectiveness and is starting to lose some of its audience of true-believers.
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Just by Overdoing It with their unrelieved, unalloyed diatribes of negativity!
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We –I mean “our side”– wouldn’t do a thing like that, would we? (I mean, leave out those idiots at the East Anglia Ecology Center who gave the right wing such a pre-Copenhagen diversion with their own Overdoing IT.)
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Or was it Underdoing It?

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