In a recent, RAD-ripping post, Jerid at BSB says:? “the Republican party is built on a homophobic message that is largely based off hate and fear.”? This time, Jerid, I’ll have to disagree.?? Fear and Hatred of same-sex couples DOES get the wing-nut base motivated and energized, but you can’t build a whole party on excitement alone.No, the GOP has a really big tent- and homophobia is just one of many, many stakes holding it in the ground.? A party this big needs lots of things (i.e. people) to fear and hate- and there certainly is no shortage.But with so many options out there for Republican politicians, how can?you be sure your politicians hate the same people?you do?That’s why I started this guide…. Please feel free to suggest new entries- or offer corrections or additions to the ones below.————————————————————————————
Hate and Fear: Republican-to-English Phrase Book
————————————————————————————?Family Values??????????????????????????
a. I am afraid of gay people; and/or
b. I am afraid of women?

Defense of Marriage
I hate gay people.? Homosexuality creeps me out (and/or turns me on) so I will promote discrimination against gay couples and deny them the same rights as hetero couples??

I hate women.?? They aren’t smart enough to make choices about their own bodies. ?See also: Who the hell gave THEM the right to vote??

The Welfare State
I hate poor people esp. Blacks (paying them not to work) and Mexicans (paying for kids’ healthcare)

English as National Language
I’m afraid of people who don’t speak my language. ??Travel scares me- especially international travel.

Secure our Borders?????????????????
I really hate Mexicans.?? Can’t we just build a really big fence to keep them out??

Tough on Immigration??????????????
I hate foreigners (esp. Mexicans). ?We need to hunt them down and send them home.? (right after they finish building that fence)

Support our Troops
I’m afraid of George W. Bush.? I won’t support his policy, but I need to say something about this stupid war.

Stay the Course
I hate George W. Bush- for making me say this.

  • You need to add to your “family values” definition.

    “I am desperately repressing my sexuality.”

    Suggested entry: Tax reform. I hate poor people. Tax them instead of me.

  • Len

    Uh…this one appears a bit off-base:

    English as National Language
    I hate gay people. Homosexuality creeps me out (and/or turns me on) so I will promote discrimination against gay couples and deny them the same rights as hetero couples

    Might want to fix that so it makes sense…

  • Len, don’t interrupt Joseph while he’s on a mindless stereotyping roll.

  • yes, because we all know tom never does it…all he does is call people names and blame someone else for it.

  • Thanks Len. Problem fixed.

    And Tom- there certainly is some sterotyping added for humor.

    But you can’t argue that the Republicans have, in recent years, used langaunge much more effectively than Democrats- and that these are some good examples.

    I would be more than glad to publish some similiar examples used by Democrats- complete with sterotyping and all- if you can give me a couple.

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