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Right wingers are resistant to facts that complicate their views

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To The Daily Sun,

I was somewhat disappointed, but not surprised, to read Bob Meade's column on Tuesday that is just a rehash of conservative complaints about supposed Obama administration wrong doing. I found it particularly disturbing that rather than having facts speak for themselves, Meade has to include disturbing details of Ambassador Stevens' death that have been definitely proven to be unfounded rumor. Was his purpose to inflame hatred and prejudice toward Obama and Muslims? In Saturday's Daily Sun we read from Russ Wiles about the Obama "totalitarian takeover of our education system." And on that same day George Dengel informs us of food riots, marshal law, confiscation of guns, the suspension of the Constitution, and Obama appointing himself dictator. Dengel goes on to remind us that "Obama is a Muslim" and that we should look forward to "public floggings, stonings and executions (beheading) simply for being gay, Christian or Jewish."

When you are a right-wing conservative that basis your existence on fear and lies, those fears and lies have to be ginned up every once in awhile as we can plainly witness by the aforementioned contributors. If you convince yourself that Obama is actually out to destroy America from within, than any lie about his beliefs, his religion, even his country of birth, is justified.

Right wing conservatives are resistant to any facts that complicate their views of reality. They are driven by apocalyptic terrors. The future of the republic itself is always in danger, and the Constitution is destined for the shredder. Their illusions of a socialist dictatorship have them trembling with fear and rage. They emphasize the fear rather than courage, resentment rather than compassion, timidity rather than faith, despair rather than hope. Change is not accepted well, and they emphasize the destructive rather than the creative aspects of change.

These contributors have made it quite clear that Obama is the devil incarnate, but they have done nothing to promote the conservative agenda. It reflects a lack of a coherent strategy. They don't have a lot that they themselves can talk about that is affirmative or that voters are looking for. So they default to what is a line of attack that presumably works with their own followers.

As we've seen in this forum, right wing conservatives will tell you that conservatism is not failing — the American people are failing.

L. J. Siden