Diary

The Double Standard

Updated at the bottom. 

Have you ever noticed that liberals have a double standard?  Of course you have.  Silly for asking.  I would like to share a response I made to a link someone posted on Facebook. 

She commented about this link People are F(*&$(^(& crazy…A pastor of a church…I love the twisted religion…not much more to say, because anything else would probably not be PC and offensive. 

The link is a story about a Pastor who has his parishioners prayer for the death of Obama.    Before I go any further I agree with my friend.  It’s disgusting and disturbing on many levels.   I do not in any way condone or agree with that Pastor. 

However, where was the outrage when people were making effigies of Bush?  So my response. 

It is disturbing and disgusting. The way people use religion to justify hatred.. there are no words. But where was the outrage when just about everyone called for Bush’s death? Where is the outrage over what Reverend Wright has preached? I don’t understand that. It’s okay to make effigies of Bush, but not of Obama. (not that I would and I think it’s disgusting to do that about anyone) It’s okay to froth at the mouth and make wild accusations at Bush call him horrible names, and wish death upon him and Cheney. But when we say Obama is too Socialist or Marxist we’re the horrible people? That we’re the people with hatred in our hearts?

So that’s that for now.  I have to go to work, but when I receive comments back about how awful I am I will update this entry for you.

P.S.  This is my first time using quotes and posting a link.  I hope they worked.  Sorry if they don’t. 

 

Update:  My friend responded back. 

Kelly, I’m not going to entertain your nonsense.  I definitely thought you were smarter than that. It’s not the same thing.  I don’t agree with some things that are being proposed by Obama, but I’m not calling for the man’s death.  Obama has been in office less than a year.  Bush continued to fail over a span of 8 years…of course people were pissed by the end of it.  Give me a break…you make my blood boil.  You are as bad as the pastor.  Your hate is subliminal…I’m sure you feel the same way, but what you feel only comes out amongst friends and family.  I just pray that extremist make up the minority of the country, but the scary thing is that FOX News ratings have been the highest they’ve ever been.  So, it is evident you’re not alone in your sentiment.”

I am not the most articulate person so my response back is not that great.  I hate confrontation.  Even over facebook with a friend.  Sorry for the purple.  I have no clue how that happened or how to change it. 

Thank you for calling my opinions nonsense.  =)  I guess what they say is true opinions are like blank everyone has one and they smell.  I definitely thought you were smarter than that. Again thank you.   I in no way agree with calling for Obama’s death.  I don’t hate the man.  I don’t hate anyone!  For Pete’s sake I thought you knew me better.  I guess not.  It’s sad I don’t know anyone who would ever wish death upon someone.  It’s abhorrent to me. I do not like Obama’s policies.  I don’t agree with them.  That simple.  I thought I had that right.  I guess not.
 
People started hating bush way before he was reelected.  Google it.  I don’t have to give examples it still lives on.  But I guess it’s okay because some people don’t like the direction of Bush it’s okay to hate him.   I get it.  It’s okay to hate one person if  there is a reason you see.  It’s not okay  for me to dislike someone’s policies.  I get it. 
 
 We’re not extremist and to use that sort of language is laughable.  I never blindly followed Bush or agreed with everyone he did.  All I like to point  out is the double standard amongst the liberals in this country.  It’s okay to bash Bush, Sarah Palin, their families, republicans in general.  It is NOT okay to say I disagree with this person’s policies because of this.  No no that’s being hate mongering!     It is extremely hypocritical and I am sick of it.  It disturbs me that you can’t see that. 
 
While we do not agree on politics , I have never thought you were stupid.  I just realized we have different beliefs and experiences that cause us to view things in a different light.  It’s a beautiful thing.    I just wanted to point out that no one was outraged over the effigies of Bush and those who wished death upon him and his family.  Where it’s okay for Dave Letterman to talk about Sarah Palin’s 13 year old daughter.  But I guess it’s okay for one side and not for the other.  Thank you for that lesson.