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