We already knew the bar at Tea Party Nation was pretty low. This is, remember, the same outfit that published an article suggesting businesses should deliberately stop hiring in order to cripple Obama. But even by those standards, an article recently promoted by that site is beyond the pale. John Wiseman, a teabagger in the was so disturbed by Colin Powell's denunciation of the wingnuttery in the GOP that he thinks it's because Powell has Alzheimer's. Apparently Judson Phillips liked it so much that he emailed it to the rest of his flock--which says a lot about his standards for decency.
Colin Powell's support of Barack Obama is his Constitutional Right. I applaud him for using his gravitas to support any candidate he chooses, he has earned that privilege to both hold that gravitas, and to use it in any way he sees fit. What I have a problem with is his usage of his gravitas to demagogue me, and any who agree with me because we would dare to disagree with him politically.Let's see if we've got this right. You complain about us using ad hominem in the same breath that you say someone is calling you out just because they have Alzheimer's? Pot, meet kettle.
Special note for Powell's family:
Please, for the love of God, get his Alzheimer's treated already.
It is possible to support your chosen candidate and to keep the arguments focused on factual debate. It should be possible to be opposed to any one and not automatically labeled as racist or be bullied for holding an opposing view point. The discourse coming from the political left for years has been nothing more than ad hominems, straw men, non sequiturs, and the lowest form of divisive class warfare.