Pictured at far right (where else?) is Howard Galganov, a far-right Canadian wingnut radio personality who is based in Montreal. Mr. Galganov, the Canadian equivalent of Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage, wrote and published this hatemongering piece about President Obama last July on his website which just surfaced here in an email I got last Saturday from my cousin. The piece had been sent him from his sister's husband. I have copied and pasted here for you my entire reply to them (containing their original email minus senders' names or email addresses) for you to see not only my response to a piece of hate mail, but to view Galganov's disturbing article in its entirety as well. You'll note that, even before this email had been forwarded to me, it had circulated to numerous other irrational and apparently unthinking Obama-hating people as well. This is typical of the far-right viral emails I get. Some hateful, lying ultra-conservative hatches a vicious wmail, sends it on to his friends, and then it spreads like wildfire as one uninformed hardcore reactionary mindlessly passes it on to another without ever bothering to really examine it or check it out first.
As a member of a diverse and sizable extended family, I get wacko wingnut emails like this all the time. It never ceases to amaze me how normally decent, God-fearing Christians who are outwardly civil and mild-mannered, even gentlemenly, can read, accept, and then routinely and actively pass on vicious lying and unproven allegations like those contained in what you will read below. It shows the irresponsibly rash and unthinking nature possessed by those of conservative bent. I gave these people much more credit than this.
This copied email transmission begins with my reply to them (in italics), followed by the hate mail they sent me. DISGUSTING, ISN'T IT?
I don't want to see any more of this kind of stuff. Not because I'm ignorant, mind you, because I read all sorts of intelligent articles: conservative, liberal, and everything in between. But when I see pieces like this, filled with hate, wild and unsubstantiated claims, and distorted half-truths, I get VERY upset and angry! I don't appreciate the racist undercurrents expressed here either, with this "Hussein" stuff and these ridiculously snide "messiah" and "lordship" terms being thrown around liberally. As far as being an "idiot" who voted for Obama goes, I'll gladly match my IQ against this asshole Galganov's any day of the week. In fact, I'll argue circles around him, and THEN we'll see who the "idiot" is! This guy is Canada's Rush Limbaugh, that's all. He's a radio talk-show personality who makes wild accusations and seldom backs them up with specific facts, and all he does is name-call and make insinuations. He is hardly what I would call a credible source for anything, based on the way he presents his "information" here!
I don't want to see any more of this kind of crap coming my way. It's WAY over the top, and I find it extremely offensive, just as I do most of Limbaugh's insanely hateful rants. For you guys to be sending this kind of stuff around is way beneath you, and I am surprised and disappointed. I love you guys, but I certainly and absolutely don't love this kind of stuff one iota.
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----- Original Message -----
To: jack jodell
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 1:34 AM
Subject: Fw: Good News
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:59 PM
Subject: FW: Good News
Subject: Good News
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:17:31 -0500
Subject: Canadian prediction on Obama
Here is one Canadian who got it right(no pun intended)!!!!
Ever wonder why we have to depend on the foreign press to find out what's "really" going on in our own country. It's a good thing that Obama and the democrats don't own the Canadian press.. Here is what Howard Galganov predicts for Barack Hussein Obama - PLEASE READ:
Barack Hussein Obama:
I Told You So – Yes I Did
By Howard Galganov
Montreal, Quebec , Canada
When Obama won the Presidency with the help of the LEFTIST Media,Hollywood And Entertainment Liberals, Ethnic Socialists (ACORN), Stupid Non-Business Professionals and Bush Haters, I wrote: It won't take six months until the People figure this guy out and realize how horrible a mistake they've made.. And when they come to that realization, the damage to the United States of America will be so great it will take a generation or more to repair - IF EVER.
The IDIOTS who not only voted for the Messiah, but also worked [hard] to promote his Lordship, are now left holding the bag.
Here are two things they will NEVER do: They will NEVER admit to making a Blunder out of all proportion by electing a snake-oil salesman with no Positive social history or management experience of any kind. They will NEVER take responsibility for the curse they've imposed upon the immediate and long-term future of their country.
In essence, the people responsible for putting this horror show in power are themselves responsible for every cataclysmic decision he makes and the Consequences thereof.
In just six months, the Messiah's polls are showing the following: 1. On Healthcare Reform - He's going under for the third time with polling well Under 50 percent, even within his own Party. Even though he might be able to Muscle a Healthcare Reform Bill by using Chicago BULLY tactics against his Fellow Democrats, it will just make things worse. 2. On Cap and Trade (Cap and Tax) - The Fat-Lady is already singing. 3. On the Stimulus Package (Tax and Spend) - His popularity is in FREE-FALL. 4. On the TARP package he took and ran with from President Bush - It's all but Good-Night Irene. 5. On the closing of GITMO and "HIS" war on what he no longer wants called the War On Terrorism - He's standing in quicksand with his head just about to go under. 6. On a Comparison between himself and George W. Bush at the same six months into Their respective first term Presidencies - Bush is ahead of him in the Polls. 7. On a comparison between He Who Walks On Water and the 12 preceding Presidents between WW II and now - Obama ranks 10th. 8. On a Poll just Conducted, that asks who would you vote for today between Obama and Mitt Romney - It's a dead heat. Between Obama and Palin - Obama's ONLY ahead by 8 Points and she hasn't even begun to campaign. It seems to me that Obama Wants to be everywhere where he shouldn't be.
He's personally invested in 'totally insulting' America 's ONLY REAL Middle Eastern ally ( Israel ) in favor of Palestinian Despots and Murderers. He's traveling the world apologizing for the USAwhile lecturing others on how to do it right, when in fact and truth he has no experience at doing anything other than getting elected.
He went to the Muslim world in Egypt to declare that America IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION while he heaped praises on Islam, where he compared the "plight" of the Palestinians to the Holocaust.
The Russians think he's a putz, The French think he's rude.
The Germans want him to stop spending.
The Indians want him to mix his nose out of their environmental business.
The North Koreans think he's a joke, The Iranians won't acknowledge his calls.
And the British can't even come up with a comprehensive opinion of him.
As for the Chinese, he's too frightened to even glance their way. [After All, China now owns a large portion of the United States .]
Maybe if America's first Emperor would stay home more, travel less, and work a little bit instead of being on television just about everyday or stop running to "papered" Town Hall Meetings, perhaps he would have a little bit of time to do the work of the nation.
In all fairness, it wasn't HARD to be RIGHT in my prediction concerning Obama's presidency, even in its first six months, so I'm going to make yet another prediction:
OBAMA WILL PROBABLY NOT FINISH HIS 4-YEAR TERM, at least not in a Conventional way.
He is such a political HORROR SHOW, and so detrimental to the USA and his Own Democratic Party, that the Democrats themselves will either FORCE him to Resign or figure out a way to have him thrown out.
Who knows, maybe he really isn't a BORN US Citizen and that's a way the Democrats will be able to get rid of him. [He is a citizen, but not a naturalized citizen with both mother and father being US citizens.]
Or - MORE LIKELY THAN NOT, the Democrats will make Obama THEIR OWN LAME DUCK PRESIDENT.
I don't believe the Democrats have nearly as much love for their country as they do for their own political fortunes. And with Obama, their fortunes are rapidly becoming toast.
If you agree with this email please pass it along to everyone you know! If you don't agree with it, then just delete it and being part of the greatest problem this country has ever seen! My guess is, You don't think this "CHANGE" is what you expected either.
A mere twenty-five years ago, a pundit like Galganov, or our own Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, would have been regarded by the overwhelming majority of people to be a ranting lunatic or crackpot from the fringes of society. But today, partly due to the efforts of the ever-lying and hyperbolic Fox "News", people like these have been somehow miraculously converted into appearing to be normal, credible, and even mainstream. But realists and those truly in the know on matters of history, politics, or current events still realize this manufactured image is wholly illusory.