Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Conservatives mock #BringBackOurGirls; Jon Stewart destroys Rush Limbaugh

I stopped supporting the Republican Party in 1980 because the conservatives were taking over. There was an air of meanness with the right, i.e. the heck with the poor, etc. In case you think this is a ranting of a liberal, one must merely see the cynical meanness directed at the Twitter movement #BringBackOurGirls. "Intellectual" conservative heavyweights like George Will, Rush Limgaugh and Ann Coulter have been mocking the movement. As a reminder, the hashtag protest was designed to bring attention that a Nigerian radical fundamentalist group called Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls.

Will said on Fox News Sunday this:

" I do not know how adults stand there facing a camera and say, ‘Bring Back Our Girls.’ Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Uh-oh Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior?’”

Ann Coulter sarcastically put her two bits in a picture with a sign that read "Bring Back Our Country." Thank God for the Internet as people Photshopped her sign and put their own hilarious comments on her sign. Huffington Post. Ann Coulter's Attempt to Make Fun of #BringBackOurGirls Goes Beautifully Wrong.

Let me explain this to the conservative "geniuses." The campaign has brought awareness to the plight of these girls. That publicity has led to actual action. Three countries, The United States, Great Britain and China have offered help. There are now U.S. advisers in Nigeria now.

Maybe we need a satirical look at Boko Haram and the mean conservatives. Boy, do we need Jon Stewart of the Daily Show to destroy Rush Limbaugh. And so here he is. Thank you Jon Stewart.

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