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August 19th, 2011

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09:40 am - RANTY RANT
Back in 2004 I thought there were three reasons why somebody would vote Republican: Greed, Bigotry or Ignorance.

Greed because you were rich or you thought you were rich or you operated under the misguided belief that you would one day become rich and would benefit from Bush's taxation policies.

Bigotry because of, you know, Teh Gays.

Ignorance because you never actually educated yourself on the issues; you probably thought that it was predominantly Iraqi terrorists who carried out 9/11.

I could understand and maybe even forgive the people in 2004 who voted for Bush. They were self-serving, bigoted or just didn't know any better.

But these days -- in 2011 -- if you're voting Republican it's because you're a petty, cruel sociopath. If somebody doesn't agree with you you'll change that person's mind via your second amendment rights. You decide that Barack Obama did not become editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review because he was literally one of the three or four smartest law students on the planet; no, he got that gig because he was black. And when you say that we need to expand the tax base, what you're really saying is, "Let's tax THE POORS!" You are King John from Robin Hood. How can you not see that? I'll tell you why. Because you don't know yourself. Well, let me explain it to you. You don't hate the government or taxes or regulations. You don't hate the environment or academia or elitism. You hate people -- and you want to make them suffer. Because you're a petty, cruel sociopath. 

Anyway, here's the Daily Kos link to the segment that aired on The Daily Show that got me so riled up.

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