One of the hottest topics going on at the Anti Idiotarian Rottweiler at this very moment revolves around an incident which ocurred a couple of days ago during what is turning out to be the most polarized electoral campaign in US history.
Buddy brings daughter to a demonstration. Daughter holds up opponent's sign. Partsan rips up sign. Daughter cries to Daddy.
(Picture of aftermath is here.)
2 things to note:
a) In such a polarized atmosphere, why did buddy bring his daughter to that rally? Sure it's a free country, and he does have a right to express it. But by the same token, would you go to a pro-Hamas or pro-Hizbollah rally waving the Israeli flag singing "Hatikvah" and "Havah Nagilah" with a kid in tow? I feel bad for the daughter, but daddy oughta be careful!
b) Don't these morons who ripped up the sign know any better? They sure give the Democrats a very bad name. With friends like these, all-round pole-smoker John Kerry wouldn't need any more enemies: he already has one in himself!
Maybe the problem lies in the fact that the US has just 2 main parties: Republican and Democrat. With a situation like that, there are bound to be extremists on both sides: Fascists, WP extremists and Fundamentalists with the Elephants; Communists, Anarchists, Eco-militants with the Donkeys.
Maybe by allowing more parties to step out of the fringe and into the mainstream, maybe we wouldn't get sick, pathetic incidents like the one that happened to the little girl.
But I digress.