Friday, September 4, 2009

The politics of fear and hate

Was this just over-the-top talk at a hyper-partisan picnic or does Del. Steve Landes really believe his own fear mongering words that help spread distrust and hate among neighbors?
"They're afraid because they're afraid their neighbors are going to tell on them. When you've got a White House that's keeping names of people that don't agree with them, that reminds me of what went on the Soviet Union and in Nazi Germany."
Politics and politicians can be better than this trash talk. Landes is being challenged by Greg Marrow for the 25th House of Delegates seat. It is time for positive leadership in the 25th - for a change.

7 comments:

unionman said...

When I read the article in the WaPo, I thought what an idiot Steve is. I wonder what kool aid they were serving at the picnic?

Mary said...

unbeliveable!

Bubby said...

What "people", exactly, do these Augusta Republicans want to "give America back to"? I'm serious, because they sound like a bunch of sore-loser white supremacists. Did it take just one election and the first AA President to abuse them of their patriotism?

And where were all these Republicans while a Republican President and Congress were destroying the economy? They didn't understand then, why should we expect that they would have valid insight now on what needs to be done to right the economy.

Anonymous said...

Landes' ugly screech smacks of racism and hate. He was really dumb to let this in the media even if he thought he was talking to republicans. Time for him to retire.

Belle Rose said...

Anonymous, I think we'll have to retire him. If you live in the 25th, get involved in Marrow's campaign.

Agitator said...

His rhetoric was heated but the concern is legit. Political happenings coming out of Washington this summer have been hamhanded at best. Marrow seems like he would make a fine Republican candidate based on his stated past political activity. He's not going to win this district as a Democrat this year.

Mary said...

Hamhanded doesn't make it nazi or communist. But, yes, agitator, I agree... it does seem most Dems are in the middle ground and the Repubs have moved far right, even reactionary. I was reading an article that compares their screeches to what they were saying in the 1930s.