I am horrified. I got this from The Nerd. I think it applies here.
Remember, these are primaries. Once the candidate is selected, they move more toward the middle. They fool a lot of people because most Americans have short attention spans and are condemned to repeat history, not just because they failed to learn from it but in many cases because they never learned it in the first place. These knuckleheads are dumbing down America.
I was just in the supermarket buying my morning O.J. I passed by a book on the racks near checkout. There was one "by" Glenn Beck (actually a ghost writer, assisted by about five other "contributors"). I picked it up and flipped through it. It was an analysis of the Constitution with the "Federalist Papers" of Madison. What the book seems to have never got around to discussing was Madison's well know, well documented utter contempt for Christeranity. I noted that the cover blurb also mentioned a previous book "by" Beck using the writings of Thomas Paine as a springboard. Paine was devoutly atheist.
What is going on now is sweeping fact and history under the carpet. Tyrannical leaders keep their subjects ill-educated so that the totalitarian regime can fool them into thinking this was how things were meant to be. This will be our fate if the Christer Hoodlums are allowed to get in power. Resist!
James, do not get me wrong, I agree with everything you say. I do, however, feel the message will ultimately be more powerful if name calling is avoided.....'Gomer Shuckabee", may be an appropriate description but we simply cannot allow the religious right to play the victim and dismiss non-theists as crude.
I just got a call from a so called “Conservative” group playing on the general populations’ ignorance.
Right of the bat they are calling “socialism.” Then they say that President Obama raised the national debt to 14 trillion. Funny how they ignored the fact that under G.W. Bush the national debt doubled and ended up around 10 trillion dollars. They also pushed how Obama was the worst president since Carter. While not a Carter fan, I do recall G. W. Bush’s ratings being pretty damn low.
And of course, they cried, “MUSLIMS!!!!” In my view all religions are dangerous. All of them.
They also mentioned how fat the government has grown. Oddly enough, they didn’t mention how fat it got under G.W. Bush and Company. Nor did they mention that G.W. Bush also signed the bailout in the fall of 2008.
When I mentioned that I voted for Obama and liked the man, and that the government got “fat” under G.W.Bush, there was also a frivolous war, and how under the Patriot Act, they wiped their asses with the Constitution.
They quickly said thank you and hung up.
And all they were asking for was a hundred or two dollars to run a full page ad in US Today…..
Remember..I use to be a Republican. Then, at the 1992 National Republican Convention in Houston, I walked out saying to myself, "The Republican Party has left me...." The religious nuts had taken it over.