When I read Eric Dondero’s screed and threats about Mitt Romney losing the election I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. What I do know is this guy has serious problems.
Here are the highlights:
Express your hatred, shame, and outright disgust with anyone you know who voted Democrat
However, for me, I’m choosing another rather unique path; a personal boycott, if you will. Starting early this morning, I am going to un-friend every single individual on Facebook who voted for Obama, or I even suspect may have Democrat leanings. I will do the same in person. All family and friends, even close family and friends, who I know to be Democrats are hereby dead to me. I vow never to speak to them again for the rest of my life, or have any communications with them. They are in short, the enemies of liberty. They deserve nothing less than hatred and utter contempt.
Oh noes! Eric’s going to show his disgust to the Obama voters in his life by de-friending them on Facebook. That’ll show ‘em that you’re a force to be reckoned with, Eric. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so sad and pathetic. Also… anyone else get the feeling that Eric’s family and friends might be relieved?
I strongly urge all other libertarians to do the same. Are you married to someone who voted for Obama, have a girlfriend who voted ‘O’. Divorce them. Break up with them without haste. Vow not to attend family functions, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas for example, if there will be any family members in attendance who are Democrats. Do you work for someone who voted for Obama? Quit your job. Co-workers who voted for Obama. Simply don’t talk to them in the workplace, unless your boss instructs you too for work-related only purposes. Have clients who voted Democrat? Call them up this morning and tell them to take their business elsewhere’s.
Oh… oh my! Divorce your spouse! Break-up with your girlfriend! Vow not to attend any family events that include Democrats! I see many lonely holidays in Eric’s future, huddled in his basement with his barrels of rice and cans of beans. I also see his family breathing a sigh of relief that they no longer have to include him, because I would lay money on the fact that having Eric at your holiday table, even before Romney lost, was a trial – with everyone walking on eggshells trying not to set him off.
Boycott Business who accept Welfare payments
Thirdly, I believe we all need to express disgust with Obama and Democrats in public places. To some extent I already do this. Example: When I’m at the Wal-mart or grocery story I typically pay with my debit card. On the pad it comes up, “EBT, Debit, Credit, Cash.” I make it a point to say loudly to the check-out clerk, “EBT, what is that for?” She inevitably says, “it’s government assistance.” I respond, “Oh, you mean welfare? Great. I work for a living. I’m paying for my food with my own hard-earned dollars. And other people get their food for free.” And I look around with disgust, making sure others in line have heard me.
Such a sad, little, little man. Such a bully.
Is Eric working to get his Libertarian Republican message out? Is he organizing? Nope. Eric Dondero is de-friending people on Facebook (that cracks me up) and withholding his dazzling presence from Thanksgiving dinner. Honestly, this is one of the biggest temper tantrums I’ve ever seen. Hey, Eric! Have I got a woman for you! Eric Dondero meet Shelly Dankert.
And here’s his vow…
If I meet a Democrat in my life from here on out, I will shun them immediately. I will spit on the ground in front of them, being careful not to spit in their general direction so that they can’t charge me with some stupid little nuisance law. Then I’ll tell them in no un-certain terms: “I do not associate with Democrats. You all are communist pigs, and I have nothing but utter disgust for you. Sir/Madam, you are scum of the earth.” Then I’ll turn and walk the other way.
Anyone get the feeling that the odds of Eric turning and walking away are slim? He sounds like he’s looking for a fight, and I wouldn’t be surprised to find his name in a headline. And if you think he’s all talk then he’s an impotent blowhard who’s instructing others to do what he won’t.
Steve Newton has a good post up that points out the Republican Party disintegration and features Eric’s screed. Go read it.
Nationally, Libertarian Republican publisher Eric Dondero gives up on the entire political process and embraces everything from de-friending Democrats on Facebook to armed insurrection:
Steve sums it up the outrage: “Get it? The country is dead. America died yesterday at the ballot box. Those damn suburban women used their wicked ways to kill the Confederate Republicans at Cemetery Ridge, when all the Romney Rebels wanted to do was stand up for the right of the government to define legitimate rape.”
And while Steve Newton is mocking them, his summation is pretty spot on. How dare women, African Americans, Hispanics, Gays, Urbanites, etc. not agree with the Romney Rebels? In Eric’s (and others like him) world, they are the problem.
Let’s talk about “they.”
Republicans have a big “they” problem, and I can’t figure out how they solve it. How do they change/soften/moderate their stance on abortion? On immigration? On gay rights? On the 47%? That’s a serious question, btw, and probably worthy of its own blog post.
But… if you head over to read Eric Dondero’s rant be sure to check out the comments. The general consensus is that he’s a crazy person who desperately needs help… which sounds about right.