When Wingnuts Type

In some ways, I feel left out when I hear about wingnut spam making rounds in e-mail boxes all over the world. I mean, my friends and family are (for the most part) politically sane, so I miss a lot of grassroots wingnut spam.

So I was glad to read this post on The Plank which was described as an e-mail circulating among “little old ladies, who attend Baptist churches weekly and voted for Bush TWICE.”

Subject: LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THIS STRAIGHT:
HIS FATHER WAS A KENYAN, MUSLEM, BLACK-… WE HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF HIS AFRICAN “FAMILY HIS MOTHER IS A KANSAN, ATHIEST, WHITE-
WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF HIS KANSAN, WHITE MOTHER AND HIS WHITE GRANDPARENTS
WHO RAISED HIM. I HAVEN’T SEEN THEM!!!
HIS FATHER DESERTED HIS MOTHER AND HIM WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG AND WENT BACK TO HIS FAMILY IN KENYA HIS MOTHER MARRIED AN INDONESIAN MUSLEM AND TOOK HIM TO JAKARTA WHERE HE WAS SCHOOLED IN A MUSLEM SCHOOL

HIS MOTHER RETURNED TO HAWAII AND HE WAS RAISED BY HIS WHITE KANSAN GRANDPARENTS

HE LATER WENT TO THE BEST HIGH DOLLAR SCHOOLS, HOW???

HE LIVES IN A $1.4 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE THAT HE ACQUIRED THROUGH A DEAL WITH A WEALTHY FUND RAISER. HOW???
HE “WORKED” AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN CHICAGO- HAS NEVER HELD A PRODUCTIVE JOB.
THE PRESIDENCY IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS POST! NOR IS IT SUBJECT TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SET ASIDES
HE ENTERED POLITICS AT THE STATE LEVEL AND THEN THE NATIONAL LEVEL WHERE HE HAS MINIMAL EXPERIENCE!!

HE IS PROUD OF HIS “AFRICAN HERITAGE” BUT IT SEEMS THAT HIS ONLY AFRICAN CONNECTION WAS THAT HIS AFRICAN FATHER GOT A WHITE GIRL PREGNANT AND DESERTED HER. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT SPERM CARRIED A “CULTURAL” GENE!!

WHERE IS THE PRIDE IN HIS WHITE CULTURE? I’VE NEVER HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT IT!!!
HE GOES TO A “AFROCENTRIC” CHURCH THAT HATES WHITES, HATES JEWS, AND BLAMES AMERICA FOR ALL THE WORLDS PERCEIVED FAULTS AND THEN REPEATEDLY COVERS UP FOR THE PASTOR AND THE CHURCH!!!! HE HAS SAT IN THAT “CHURCH” FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, AND HAS NEVER HEARD WHAT HIS “PASTOR” HAS SAID????
HE CLAIMS THAT HE COULD NOT CONFRONT HIS PASTOR BUT HE WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT HE CAN CONFRONT NORTH KOREA AND IRAN, RIGHT!!!
YEAH, I THINK I SEE HOW HE COULD BE A UNITER AND BRING US TOGETHER…. I THINK THE HOPE IS THAT HE HOPES NO ONE WILL PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER!!!!
I SURE HOPE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN THEY VOTE THIS YEAR, I AM NOT A PREJUDICE PERSON, AND I SURE HOPE EVERYONE VOTES, BUT THIS MAN REALLY SCARES ME!!
Where to start?
It would be easy to bring up the spelling and grammar errors, and it would be even easier to point out the inaccuracies and gaps in logic. And let’s not even consider the abuse of caps-lock. It’s simply an incredible e-mail.
And one thing that gets me about it is that it seems like it could come from a wingnut (the 30% who still love Bush) or a Clinton supporter; those words would feel comfortable on Taylor Marsh’s blog.
I just hope that when Obama is the nominee (which looks more likely every day), the more rabid Clinton people will use their energies to achieve more positive ends.
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4 responses to “When Wingnuts Type

  1. Taylor Marsh is exactly what came to mind as I was reading this disgusting bit of drivel. Wing nuttery has come full circle – anyone who penned this would be just as much at home on TM as they would be on Free Republic.

    I tend to think that the vast majority of Clinton supporters will come around when Obama is the nominee – but I think there is a very small minority that actually believe this shit. And they’re the TM crowd. The level of hate and vitriol over there just makes your skin crawl.

    And whenever I read this crap, I always have to wonder, what the hell is white culture??? Is it what can be found on Stuff White People Like???

  2. I can only think that the most rabid of the genuine Clinton supporters, as opposed to internet sock puppets, who buy into this have just lost perspective. Early on, they saw these things as reasons not to nominate Obama, but they saw them for what they are – Rovian type talking points for the low information voter. They’re now so frustrated that they’re what they once saw as potential electibility issues confused with reality. Of course, I could be wrong.

  3. GB, heh!

    Once a month, I play cards w/a few people. One of those people is a Republican and she seemed really upset that Obama identifies as African American rather than “mixed.” When I probed her concerns a little bit, she was upset bc she thought that Obama was ashamed of his white roots and culture.

    Which is absurd, given the fact that in commercials he’s showing in Indiana, he shows pictures of his mother and white grandmother.

    She didn’t want to hear that observation because her mind is made up that Obama hates white people. She’s not a bad person, but is very susceptible to random e-mails.

    The encounter was quite disheartening.

    And the white culture thing…Stuff White People Like is funny, but ugh. So many people can’t understand that it’s a satire site making fun of a certain subset of white people.

  4. Zen, I don’t think you’re wrong. For whatever reason, many of the most rabid Clinton supporters seem to think that since it was Hillary’s “turn,” that Obama has not right to even run, so now they are throwing every thing they can at Obama.

    Perhaps more importantly and more bizarrely, their feelings seem to be really hurt that Clinton didn’t get the nomination in a cake-walk. It’s the whole entitlement mentality come to life.

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