Just deluged with so many examples this morning, I had to share
- Here’s Rick Santorum On abortion after rape – “make the best of a bad situation”Vodpod videos no longer available.
Hal Rounds, the Fayette County attorney and spokesman for the group, said during a recent news conference that there has been “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.”
No Hal, it’s not made up, it’s documented fact. What is this new right wing chic about not being able to point out faults with anything they admire. Criticizing Mittens about Bain’s “Vulture Capitalism” is an attack on capitalism itself. Criticizing the founders of the country for owning slaves or exterminating the indians is an assault on our origins.
“The thing we need to focus on about the founders is that, given the social structure of their time, they were revolutionaries who brought liberty into a world where it hadn’t existed, to everybody — not all equally instantly — and it was their progress that we need to look at”
No one is saying they didn’t do great things, but they DID have faults. Slavery was wrong. You can wrap it up in whatever “social structure” argument you like, it was wrong. It is this absolutism that is driving me batty. Everyone and everything has to either be saintly or demonic, nothing in between.
- Boehner tells members to dress appropriately for the SOTU… but apparently shouting out “liar!” during the SOTU is okie dokie
- Republican members of congress have made a video appeal (beg actaully) to Obama to not let the $500B in defense cuts outlined in the debt-ceiling/super-comittee nonsense (ya know, the nonsense that was THEIR idea) come to pass. Our dense budget is as big as the next 16 countries combined you morons. Defense and Security spending account for almost a third of our budget for god’s sake