Want a tutorial in the hypocrisy, vitriol and deep unhappiness of the American left? You don't need to subject yourself to MSNBC, or wade through the muck of Daily Kos. Actor John Cusack's Twitter feed is a clearing house for liberal memes and nasty rhetoric.
Here's his peaceful entry from Aug. 29 [All spelling from original Tweets, but Cusack admits: "I type with I phone fast and loose with no spellcheck."]:
Johncusack: I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS
Presumably, this is a reference to the controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque. And "all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS" seems to follow on this theme:
Johncusack: taht's the gop philospy.. gourge the stae while claiming to be rugged individuaist who live by the free market - biggest joke there is..
Johncusack: think of our the us treasury as the last frontier to be stripped mined if only pesky gov itelf wasn't in the way.
Johncusack: privatized gains- socialized loses-- complete hippcorites
But elsewhere, Cusack said Glenn Beck (at his "Restoring Honor" rally) was "unifying whites -class war of blame and fear" and said Beck was starting a "class war to capitallize on economy they destroyed" - a strange accusation from a man that claims the GOP wants to gut the treasury. And what liberal rant would be complete without the leftist's two favorite pejorative? Beck's tactics, he wrote were "strraigjt fr tfriendly racist playbiook." A minute later, Cusack added, "Sorry frendly fascist playbook."
Elsewhere, he wrote: "[Charles] krathhammers a joke son please do me a fav and dont watch." He called another Tweeter a "flag sucking halfwit," presumably for the sin of patriotism.
Strong words from a man who also Tweeted about having "to weed out all the little trolls who can't bare it when someone has an opinion they dont like." He "blocked as many haters as i could a i still can't get below 200 thou," but confessed, "i guess someone turned off the automatic hate spewing machine.. i kind of miss them."
Whew! Glad some of the hate's gone from Twitter.
Cusack, who, according to OpenSecrets.org gave $1,000 to Vice President Biden's 2008 presidential campaign, has a long history of using strident partisan rhetoric. He called the Bush administration "criminally incompetent robber barons," and "the neo-con/White House Iraq Group lunatics," and demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder imprison the guilty Bush officials. He also did an anti-McCain ad for the far-left group MoveOn.org