Tom Morrissey loves to throw out the red meat. Chunks of rancid and racist red meat.
The Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party can’t help himself. He knows that stirring up suffused fears and submerged suspicions make for a grand old night of politics.
So here’s what Tom Red Meat Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, told a splintered crowd of Gingrich, Santorum and Romney supporters the night of the Arizona Presidential Primary.
Every one of us in this room agrees on one thing and that is what we need to focus on. That one thing is to fire Barrack Hussein Obama.
There is it. The H word.
Tom Morrissey knows perfectly well that by shoving the President’s middle name into his cheapjack speech he lures a few more uniformed voters into the ugly American night of ignorance and fear.
After all, 2010 research from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and Time magazine revealed that 46% of America’s republicans believe that President Obama is a Muslim.
In some states, such as Mississippi, the number is even higher.
So why does Tom Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, figure that using the President’s middle name makes for good politics?
Is his tawdry tactic hatched in ignorance or duplicity?
As he waves the flag, Tom Morrissey does his state, his party, and his country a grave disservice with his febrile fearmongering.
He has every right to advance his agenda.
But he has no right to ignite ignorance.
This feckless piece of politicking from Tom Morrissey further drains our discourse of meaning, and drives us all deeper into the long night of political darkness.