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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bishop To King Ate

This fellow in the dress wants to have 
a word with you about your lady parts.

So, Obama comes out with his weird compromise/non-compromise.

A lot of Catholic groups heave a sigh of relief.

But my guess is that this won't be good enough for the bishops, nor will it be good enough for the GOP and it's fundamentalist, Tea Party panic mongering base for whom this rule - based on rules that have been in place in various states for over a decade - is an assault on religious liberties that will not stand.

While I think Obama is safely on the side of the ethical and political angels here, it's worth remembering the effect of the death panel nonsense from 2010.  Conservatives in general have embraced the powerful tactic of lying loudly and repeatedly until people believe what you are saying is true.

I have to say, I'm saddened to see the Evangelical Christians in bed with the Papists.  What has the world come to when the children of Billy Sunday and Father Coughlin are now in bed together.

Wait, children should never be in bed with the Catholic fathers.  My bad.

Oh, and while we're at it.

If someone can explain to me why a woman with more self respect than a Hogwarts House Elf and a higher IQ than a cantaloupe would vote Republican, please let me know.

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