Submitted By Todd on December 21st at 3:50pm
They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one."He's right about one thing, I think, and that is that we are eager to break the president. It is a desire born of patriotism - a desire that our country maintain an ability to bare some resemblance to its founding principles even while under the control of the socialist wing of the Democratic Party.
I approached (AUDIO) Senator Whitehouse following his speech on the floor, and his responses to my questions were puzzling, to say the say the least. Mr. Whitehouse said he stood by his speech, but would not admit that he was accusing anyone who was against the health care bill as racist. He did reiterate that birthers are part of the group that is against the bill and are attacking president However, when I asked the Senator from Rhode Island what he meant by describing those who do not support the bill as "aryan," he responded "No, I didn't say that....again, pay attention to the speech."
According to the transcript above, Mr. Whitehouse did say what he seems to be denying. Perhaps he should pay more attention to what he says on the floor.Being against Obama because he's a socialist is different from being an hysterical fanatic, and the senator's desire to engage in this sort of demagoguery makes him guilty of the same divisive extremism he claims to be fighting against.