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More Shouting – How was god involved?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2012 by a4synapse

You may recall ¬†that in the run-up to the Republican convention in Tampa that there was a lot of praying involved to change the course of Isaac so that it didn’t wipe out the convention completely. As it was, the convention opened a day late and a victory for prayer was proclaimed. The subtext here: ‘god is on our side’.

Karl Rove, inimitable and irrepressible, claimed that Sandy, the second hurricane to appear in the republican narration of this election, impeded the ‘big mo’ of the Romney campaign and this led to defeat at the polls in critical swing states (never mind that it was necessary for so many reasons and the only cosmetically safe thing for the campaign to do). Has it occurred to anyone that god may have been expressing an opinion through Isaac and Sandy?

There is no disputing that Republicans/Conservatives have been living in a fact bubble, and that this, more than anything led to defeat at the polls. My question: what will it take to burst the bubble and reengage nearly 45% of the American public in political discussion that will help us to resolve our issues as a nation?

The Shouting

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 by a4synapse

$390 million: spent on: WHAT? Then there’s schadenfreude. We won’t indulge in too much of that, it’s unseemly. Now, we get to watch a new civil war and some grisly self-evisceration. Watching a group of supposedly intelligent people suffer a very rude awakening is instructive and humbling. It’s a prime example of ‘believing what you want to believe’. ¬†Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of folks.

It’s one thing to be stupid. It’s quite another to be self-righteous about it. They deserve this comeuppance.