The Number 1 Bigot Award of 2010

31 Dec

The past four bigot awards this week provided a cornucopia of embarrassments for the United States, but none so embarrassing as Senator John McCain from Arizona.  His maniacal — almost pathological — and contradictory ranting against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell earns him this year’s prize. While there were several posts where I tried to speculate that perhaps McCain is suffering from something organic, such as the onset of Alzheimer’s, which would demand my pity and compassion, I’m afraid there are far darker forces at work here.  McCain seems completely motivated by anger, envy, and dissipation.  Yes, I really dislike this waste particle of a human being, but I also do pity him, for he has now permanently sealed his fate in history books — he is the 21st Century’s George Wallace and his reaction to contrary opinions merely proves what a buffoon he is.  The larger question at hand for me is: How is it that government civil servants can work so hard to restrict civil rights rather than protect them?  How can any marginalized person trust those that live to oppress others?  Let us hope that next year we will not have the plethora of bigots to choose from, that these voices will grow smaller in number.


4 Responses to “The Number 1 Bigot Award of 2010”

  1. Six_of_One December 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Bravo! I’d really like to ask folks like McCain just what rights, exactly, he would lose by extending them to others. The man is a tragedy and a true example of the old saying “if you can’t be a splendid example, you’ll just have to be a horrid warning.”

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 31, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

      Well said. I suppose I do feel a bit sorry for him, for he will always be known as a bigot and a fool.

  2. Jennifer December 31, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    See, I would have given it to NOM… I guess we can agree to disagree. I have this problem at all awards shows.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt January 1, 2011 at 11:01 am #

      I’m not sure they have as much influence as McCain and McCain is an elected official; this makes him more culpable in my mind.

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