Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NOT A FAN OF OBAMA

Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said on Monday.

Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle.

Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said.
The TV announcer said, "This woman is not a fan of Obama."  Apparently the woman is not much of a fan of her husband, either.  The reactions to the election of certain conservatives gets crazier and crazier.  Cool down, people.

H/T to Adrastos at First Draft.

23 comments:

  1. Maybe she goes by the aphorism that:

    Men are like fine wine: They all start out as grapes, and it is your job to stomp on them and then keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd want to have with dinner.

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  2. I guess a run over with a car a time or two would serve the purpose nearly as well.

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  3. OMG! This is too funny. But so sad for the poor husband. It is amazing how all these rightwingers are totally losing their **** over Obama's re-election.

    The link in your post is not working, btw. But I'll take it on faith that you did not pull this story from The Onion.

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    1. Russ, I think the link works now, and it is decidedly not to The Onion. The man who manages our retirement accounts sounded so bonkers about the election today that we're contemplating moving the accounts. "We're heading for SOCIALISM."

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    2. I can only assume that these people are being, and for a long time now have been, whipped into a frenzy by their preachers every Sunday. The language they use is just so completely apocalyptic and beyond all good sense and reason - like "God is now going to remove His protection from America" and the whole SOCIALISM thing like you mentioned.

      Of course, they fumed and frothed at the mouth in the same way about Roosevelt you know. I'm old enough to remember LBJ bringing in the Great Society, and even though I was a kid, I don't remember a huge outcry about all that - the focus was still on the civil rights issue.

      But Obama is so very very very far from being a Socialist - these people are so warped and wound up, it's scary. Someone needs to turn the burner down under that pot.

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    3. A good many of the extreme libertarian persuasion, are not religious. Their fear of socialism under another term with Obama is about losing their "rights". People outside the US laugh at the idea that Obama is anything other than center-right.

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    4. Yes, well to me David Cameron and Obama could trade places any day of the week, and nobody would notice; which says a lot about where they are on the political spectrum.

      Did you catch Ron Paul's farewell speech to Congress? I read a summary - 52 minutes of crying that "our Constitution has failed" and blathering on about every little thing he doesn't like being proof of his outrageous claim. Which demonstrates that he - like so many other rightwingers - has no real respect for democracy, it's just a buzz word to them, code for "do it MY WAY or hit the road."

      I don't know if he's religious or not, but he's way, way out there. Cf. Romney today blaming his electoral loss on all the freebies Obama supposedly gave to the masses who voted for him. As some commenter said, "he just doesn't get that he is the problem."

      Then there's NOM blaming the marriage-equality victories on being so hideously outspent by teh gayz and their supporters, which makes those votes somehow invalid. Funny, when NOM and allies poured hundreds of millions of dollars into California to enact Prop 8 four years ago, oh that was just a fine and dandy expression of The Will of the People. (Which of course = God's Will.)

      Then there's the Maine politico today who blames his state's voting for Obama on "dozens of black people" who showed up to vote in counties where there are no black residents he says. But won't name which counties. And on and on it goes. Somebody please stop the madness!

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    5. The longer Republicans continue to operate in fantasy land, the longer they will remain weak and in the minority in national elections, which is kind of a shame, because the country runs better on a two-party system. However, when one party is taken over by the kooky extremes to the point where the sane think they must kow-tow to the kooky, then they will not, I hope, have their place in the sun.

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    6. P.S.: I did not catch Ron Paul. He's one of the kooks, and he's being groomed as a national candidate to take his dad's place.

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  4. I assume she was also angry at her husband for other reasons...

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    1. Do you think so Anthony? I guess it's possible the woman had multiple grudges.

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  5. There must be consequences when you don't do your civic duty.

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    1. Well, of course, but the consequences seem a bit harsh in this instance.

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  6. Wet brain. Needs to be dried/strung out in Tombstone.

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  7. The wingnuts I know are holding it together (at least in public) but are still spouting the "information" they get in their chain emails. One of them literally turned her face away from me yesterday when I dared to contradict her. Denial and delusion is their food and drink.

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    1. I lost the friendship of a neighbor over the politics of the war in Iraq. She became very angry when I questioned WMD in Iraq. The last straw was when I mocked Bush in his flight suit. What else could you do with that bit of insanity? Remember the "Mission Accomplished" banner? It's very sad.

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  8. Things are getting crazy over on my blog. My post-election posts seem to be getting a lot of attention, not all of it friendly.

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    1. And you are surprised, Counterlight? Why?

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    1. You blog well, and you got under their skin.

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  10. Truly embarrassed Arizonan here...

    I'd like to tell you that such behavior is uncommon here, however it is nearly enshrined in our state constitution. We have the most confounded pack of kooks in AZ, possibly more than any other state in the union, though we often vie with Mississippi for last place in any funding list.
    Please, just pray for us out here in la la land.

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    1. Pat, I'm sorry to hear the behavior is common. My guess would be that the woman was mentally ill. It seems Republicans are in a frenzy over the defeat of Romney. If he had won, those of us who did not support him would have had to live with him, though I believe his governance might have been worse than Bush.

      I will pray for Arizona, and I will pray for our country, that people would come together for the common good. The first words of the Declaration of Independence are "We the people...."

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