Preach It, Barry……..


How sad to be able to quote Republicans on the dangers of what the current Republican party is doing.

 

I believe the man put his finger directly on the core problem.  You cannot deal rationally with anyone who is taking their orders from whatever higher power they follow.  The thing most religions have in common is that they believe they are ‘right’ and every other faith is ‘wrong’.  They also brook no compromise, and an integral part of their religion (whatever that might be) is that they must convert everyone else to their system of belief.  That is a really bad way to run a government unless you want the end result to be a religion-driven totalitarianism.  The fact that issues such as birth control are even being discussed AT ALL in this day & age instead of the economy, or the environment, or anything that might actually be pertinent or helpful is evidence that this is creeping up on us.  The far right have sold their souls to the fanatical Christians, and it is making all the Republicans and all the Christians look very bad indeed.  I have said for years that if Scientology really wanted to do something positive for its PR, it would push someone stable who is capable of serving as a positive example to the front, possibly like John Travolta, and muzzle Tom Cruise.  In my little world of analogies, Cruise is being played by Rick Santorum and his ilk.  The Republican party really needs to downplay or distance from that type of sentiment.  It is not winning any votes or any new followers, and very probably losing some instead.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-editorial-cartoons-gallery,0,4555842.photogallery


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-editorial-cartoons-gallery,0,4555842.photogallery.

Santorum sweeps South: wins Alabama and Mississippi | The Ticket – Yahoo! News


Santorum sweeps South: wins Alabama and Mississippi | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

 

Yuck. Can NOT believe people want to take us back to the cave. Can NOT believe people want to undo decades of hard fought-for women’s rights. How disappointing.

“Santorum says killing Americans good, but killing Iranians is wonderful”


Wow. the things you favor, support, and categorize as ‘wonderful’ giver me shudders, night sweats, and nightmares. You, sir, have succeeded where a lifetime of horror films have failed. You scare the hell out of me.
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Rick Santorum Says Separation of Church and State Makes Him Want to Vomit: VIDEO


So how many things are wrong with this? Too, too many. JFK was not the first to espouse this ideal. He was absolutely NOT advocating exclusion from participation in politics of those who practiced faith, but simply expressing the need for doctrine to be held separate from governmental issues. Nobody said religion cannot ride on the bus, but it has no business driving it.  I personally have no desire to live under the rule of Nehemiah Scudder or any analogue thereof. That is, in my mind, exactly what this man & those who support him want.  Again, he scares the absolute Hell out of me.  For anyone interested, here is the transcript of the speech Santorum was sickened by :  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16920600  Those with weak Constitutions (pun intended) are now forewarned.
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