Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This is how conservatives act

I've debated angry conservatives before. And there's one thing that you need to know about them. They politicize everything. The one thing on their brain is conservative ideas. I feel for them. There are other things to enjoy in this life. Love. Good food. Star Trek.

Yesterday, we lost a United States Ambassador to Libya. Four American diplomats were killed. Ambassador Chris Stevens is dead. These heroes gave their lives in service to their country. It's a national tragedy. What caused the riots in Egypt and Libya? It was a movie critical of Islam that was going to be released in America.

So what was the response to this tragedy from conservative Republicans? Politicize it. Republican chairman Reince Priebus and conservative intellectual Sarah Palin have criticized President Barack Obama

And what was the response of the "severely" conservative Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney? He also politicized the deaths by criticizing Obama. He said this,

"When our grounds are being attacked, and being breached, that the first response of the United States must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. And apology for America's values is never the right course,"

So what was this apology that Romney was talking about? Here it is. And it was released by the American embassy in Egypt before the attacks.

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

So a statement that criticizes those who make an anti-religious movie is an apology? Criticizing an attack on a religion is bad? I guess because it defends the religion of Islam, that right-wingers can't deal with it. Look, Islam is a legitimate religion. The statement was designed to stem the kind of violence that happened. Note the statement didn't try to stop the release of the movie. It talks of the abuse of the "universal right of free speech." And Romney just abused his right of free speech. Shame on you, Mitt Romney.

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