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Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#26982 Oct 11, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Uhmmm, purposeful liars and traitors all who don't agree with the way you see things. Better watch it, you're starting to sound like a fascist.
I think what you mean is, that it sounds like I know a Fascist when I see one.
Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#26983 Oct 11, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Holy #$$#@.

All I can do when I hear you spout such nonsense is hang my head and be embarrassed for you.

Well, that and marvel at the fact that you aren't embarrassed yourself for even saying that.
He used to be somewhat normal, Right Wing, but, just like Palin could see Russia from he back porch, he could at least see Earth from his planet.

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#26984 Oct 11, 2013
Just look at what I just found. After looking at this poll you may think that my previous post are not far off. It seems that 88% of the people think the government is in charge of the people. Only 8% think the people are in charge of the government.
So it looks like the American people have caught on and do see what is going on.
There are other interesting polls on there also.
http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/shocking-poll-88...

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#26985 Oct 11, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
He used to be somewhat normal, Right Wing, but, just like Palin could see Russia from he back porch, he could at least see Earth from his planet.
Sounds to me that you need to get one of ChickenButt's lemons to suck on. He will give you one as he has plenty of them.
guest

United States

#26986 Oct 11, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Uhmmm, purposeful liars and traitors all who don't agree with the way you see things. Better watch it, you're starting to sound like a fascist.
When they start throwing "traitor" around (and they do it consistently) they just show how completely foolish they are. Yep if you don't march in lock step to their insane ideology then you're what else but a "traitor". That's why I have zero patience with them. They have lost all sense of reality. But you know what They are still Americans and deserve to express their foolishness as they see fit.

Go Ted Cruz....ROFLMAO

Since: Jul 12

Douglasville, GA

#26987 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
When they start throwing "traitor" around (and they do it consistently) they just show how completely foolish they are. Yep if you don't march in lock step to their insane ideology then you're what else but a "traitor". That's why I have zero patience with them. They have lost all sense of reality. But you know what They are still Americans and deserve to express their foolishness as they see fit.
Go Ted Cruz....ROFLMAO
Don't worry, as ChickenButt has some lemons for you too. I know that he also has some sour grapes in his fridge.
guest

United States

#26988 Oct 11, 2013
"Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t care about the consequences, while Democrats do.
So why aren’t they more afraid? Businessweek, hardly a liberal news organization, said the price of default would be “a financial apocalypse” that would cause a worldwide economic depression. This is the sort of thing that affects everyone. Having a right wing ideology doesn’t magically protect your investments from crashing alongside the rest of the stock market.
The willingness of Republicans to take the debt ceiling and the federal budget hostage in order to try to extract concessions from Democrats is probably the most lasting gift that the Tea Party has granted the country. More reasonable Republican politicians fear being primaried by Tea Party candidates. A handful of wide-eyed fanatics in Congress have hijacked the party. The Tea Party base and the hard right politicians driving this entire thing seem oblivious to the consequences. It’s no wonder, since so many of them—particularly those in leadership—are fundamentalist Christians whose religions have distorted their worldview until they cannot actually see what they’re doing and what kind of damage it would cause.
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The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by divine forces makes it tough for them to see the real world as it is.
It’s not just that the rogue’s gallery of congress people who are pushing the hardest for hostage-taking as a negotiation tactic also happens to be a bench full of Bible thumpers. Pew Research shows that people who align with the Tea Party are more likely to not only agree with the views of religious conservatives, but are likely to cite religious belief as their prime motivation for their political views. White evangelicals are the religious group most likely to approve of the Tea Party. Looking over the data, it becomes evident that the “Tea Party” is just a new name for the same old white fundamentalists who would rather burn this country to the ground than share it with everyone else, and this latest power play from the Republicans is, in essence, a move from that demographic to assert their “right” to control the country, even if their politicians aren’t in power.
It’s no surprise, under the circumstances, that a movement controlled by fundamentalist Christians would be oblivious to the very real dangers that their actions present. Fundamentalist religion is extremely good at convincing its followers to be more afraid of imaginary threats than real ones, and to engage in downright magical thinking about the possibility that their own choices could work out very badly. When you believe that forcing the government into default in an attempt to derail Obamacare is the Lord’s work, it’s very difficult for you to see that it could have very real, negative effects....."
guest

United States

#26989 Oct 11, 2013
"It’s hard for the Christian fundamentalists who run the Republican Party now to worry about the serious economic danger they’re putting the world in, because they are swept up in worrying that President Obama is an agent of the devil and that the world is on the verge of mayhem and apocalypse if they don’t “stop” him somehow, presumably be derailing the Affordable Care Act. Christian conservatives such as Ellis Washington are running around telling each other that the ACA will lead to “the systematic genocide of the weak, minorities, enfeebled, the elderly and political enemies of the God-state.” Twenty percent of Republicans believe Obama is the Antichrist.Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner argued that Obama is using his signature health care legislation to promote “the destruction of the family, Christian culture”, and demanded that Christians “need to engage in peaceful civil disobedience against President Obama’s signature health care law”.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops joined in, demanding that the Republicans shut down the government rather than let Obamacare go into effect. The excuse was their objection to the requirement that insurance make contraception available without a copayment, saying ending this requirement matters more than “serving their own employees or the neediest Americans.”
The Christian right media has been hammering home the message that Christians should oppose the Affordable Care Act. Pat Necerato of the Christian News Network accused the supporters of the law of committing idolatry and accused people who want health care of being covetous. The Christian Post approvingly reported various Christian leaders, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, saying things like the health care law is “a profound attack on our liberties” and lamented “Today is the day I will tell my grandchildren about when they ask me what happened to freedom in America.”
Some in the Christian right straight up believe Obamacare portends the end times. Rick Phillips, writing for Christianity.com , hinted that Obamacare might be predicted in Revelations, though he held back from saying that was certain. Others are less cautious. On the right wing fundamentalist email underground, a conspiracy theory has arisen claiming that Obamacare will require all citizens to have a microchip implanted. While it’s completely untrue, many Christians believe that this means the “mark of the beast” predicted in Revelations that portends the return of Christ and the end of the world...."
guest

United States

#26990 Oct 11, 2013
"In other words, the Christian right has worked itself into a frenzy of believing that if this health care law is implemented fully, then we are, in fact, facing down either the end of American Christianity itself or quite possibly the end times themselves. In comparison, it’s hard to be too scared by the worldwide financial collapse that they’re promising to unleash if the Democrats don’t just give up their power and let Republicans do what they want. Sure, crashing stock markets, soaring unemployment, and worldwide economic depression sounds bad, but for the Christian right, the alternative is fire and brimstone and God unleashing all sorts of hell on the world.
This is a problem that extends beyond just the immediate manufactured crisis. The Christian right has become the primary vehicle in American politics for minimizing the problems of the real world while inventing imaginary problems as distractions. Witness, for instance, the way that fundamentalist Christianity has been harnessed to promote the notion that climate change isn’t a real problem. Average global temperatures are creeping up, but the majority of Christian conservatives are too worried about the supposed existential threats of abortion and gay rights to care.
Under the circumstances, it’s no surprise that it’s easy for Christian conservatives to worry more about imaginary threats from Obamacare than it is for them to worry about the very real threat to worldwide economic stability if the go along with their harebrained scheme of forcing the government into default. To make it worse, many have convinced themselves that it’s their opponents who are deluded. Take right wing Christian Senator Tom Coburn, who celebrated the possibility of default back in January by saying it would be a “wonderful experiment”. Being able to blow past all the advice of experts just to make stuff up you want to believe isn’t a quality that is unique to fundamentalists, but as these budget negotiations are making clear, they do have a uniquely strong ability to lie to themselves about what is and isn’t a real danger to themselves and to the world."
Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and journalist."
Now

Carnesville, GA

#26991 Oct 11, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
But I've already told you, I only flail on REAL facts, plain ol' everyday facts aren't worth the effort.

A weakling you are, but that's ok, we're used to libroids not doing any work, excercising, staying in shape, or getting an education.

A Malala you are not, a Taliban you possibly are.....


Here are a few REAL facts about the debt ceiling and government shutdown fights that might have “slipped the minds” of some major news media journalists:
Not funny facts made up by libroids, the real facts discovered by the real fact Jack.

1. Depending on if you go by Fiscal Year 2014 or the already passed Fiscal Year 2013, only between 13% and 17% of the U.S. federal government is “shut down.”

2. Since 400,000 federal workers are presently furloughed, only 10% of the government’s workforce is at home.

3. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed backpay for all furloughed workers; the Senate has slowed passage of this bill.

4. The House of Representatives passed exempting the National Institutes of Health, which performs such services as treating children with cancer, from the so-called “shutdown.” The Senate Democrats blocked the measure.

5. Only 33 of 197 Democrats voted to restore funding for veterans.

6. Only 34 of 197 Democrats voted to return spending discretion to the Capitol district.

7. Only 22 of 197 Democrats voted to restore funding to the National Park Service, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

8. Despite this, the Obama administration blocked World War II vets and numerous other Americans from seeing their memorials, while the Democrats hosted a rally in support of illegal immigration on Capitol Hill.

9. The U.S. is likely already over the debt limit. According to Treasury Direct, the public debt is $47 billion over the $16.7 trillion dollar limit. And no, we did not default.

10. The debt ceiling has been raised 53 times, and during 27 standoffs, various conditions have been placed on increasing the credit line of the U.S. government.

11. ObamaCare adds trillions to the debt, does not necessarily allow people to keep their doctors or their plans, and drives up insurance premiums for many families across the United States. This unpopular law is the main funding item of contention between the two parties.

Could it be that the Democrats are simply afraid of taking an up-or-down vote on their ObamaCare law ahead of the 2014 elections, and that is all this “shutdown” is really about?





Now

Carnesville, GA

#26992 Oct 11, 2013
Bigdave1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't you hear? That bank was closed down by the FDIC.

You forget, he banks at the "Obama Bank of Corruption"...

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26993 Oct 11, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a classic and perfect example of a "straw-man" argument.
Rather than address what I actually said - you construct and argument around something I DID NOT say "I support a 1-party system" - and then argue against that, rather than what we're actually talking about.
It's obvious - and you do it all the time. You should be aware that you're in the habit of doing that.
lol You posted POLL results. What is there to address? If you are bragging about the GOP having low results, then you are supporting the liberals. From the liberal posts on this forum, you all apparently would like a one party system because you and the others seem VERY excited about the possibility of the demise of the Republican party. I gave NO straw-man argument. I gave NO argument at all. I simply stated what ANYONE would gather from your posts.
I don't need YOU to make me aware of anything. You should be aware that we ALL know you are switching ID's. You can deny it all you like, but you won't be telling the truth, which seems to be a pervasive liberal trait.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26994 Oct 11, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, the irony of this poster of many names whining about someone's supposed straw man argument.
The King (or was he the Queen?) of straw man arguments is back!
He never left(if you know what I mean.)
Now

Carnesville, GA

#26995 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
"Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t care about the consequences, while Democrats do.
So why aren’t they more afraid? Businessweek, hardly a liberal news organization, said the price of default would be “a financial apocalypse” that would cause a worldwide economic depression. This is the sort of thing that affects everyone. Having a right wing ideology doesn’t magically protect your investments from crashing alongside the rest of the stock market.
The willingness of Republicans to take the debt ceiling and the federal budget hostage in order to try to extract concessions from Democrats is probably the most lasting gift that the Tea Party has granted the country. More reasonable Republican politicians fear being primaried by Tea Party candidates. A handful of wide-eyed fanatics in Congress have hijacked the party. The Tea Party base and the hard right politicians driving this entire thing seem oblivious to the consequences. It’s no wonder, since so many of them—particularly those in leadership—are fundamentalist Christians whose religions have distorted their worldview until they cannot actually see what they’re doing and what kind of damage it would cause.
ADVERTISEMENT
The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by divine forces makes it tough for them to see the real world as it is.
It’s not just that the rogue’s gallery of congress people who are pushing the hardest for hostage-taking as a negotiation tactic also happens to be a bench full of Bible thumpers. Pew Research shows that people who align with the Tea Party are more likely to not only agree with the views of religious conservatives, but are likely to cite religious belief as their prime motivation for their political views. White evangelicals are the religious group most likely to approve of the Tea Party. Looking over the data, it becomes evident that the “Tea Party” is just a new name for the same old white fundamentalists who would rather burn this country to the ground than share it with everyone else, and this latest power play from the Republicans is, in essence, a move from that demographic to assert their “right” to control the country, even if their politicians aren’t in power.
It’s no surprise, under the circumstances, that a movement controlled by fundamentalist Christians would be oblivious to the very real dangers that their actions present. Fundamentalist religion is extremely good at convincing its followers to be more afraid of imaginary threats than real ones, and to engage in downright magical thinking about the possibility that their own choices could work out very badly. When you believe that forcing the government into default in an attempt to derail Obamacare is the Lord’s work, it’s very difficult for you to see that it could have very real, negative effects....."

Well now dummy, the word "ADVERTISEMENT" gives away your foolish post as a libroid ad.
Now

Carnesville, GA

#26996 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
"Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t care about the consequences, while Democrats do.
So why aren’t they more afraid? Businessweek, hardly a liberal news organization, said the price of default would be “a financial apocalypse” that would cause a worldwide economic depression. This is the sort of thing that affects everyone. Having a right wing ideology doesn’t magically protect your investments from crashing alongside the rest of the stock market.
The willingness of Republicans to take the debt ceiling and the federal budget hostage in order to try to extract concessions from Democrats is probably the most lasting gift that the Tea Party has granted the country. More reasonable Republican politicians fear being primaried by Tea Party candidates. A handful of wide-eyed fanatics in Congress have hijacked the party. The Tea Party base and the hard right politicians driving this entire thing seem oblivious to the consequences. It’s no wonder, since so many of them—particularly those in leadership—are fundamentalist Christians whose religions have distorted their worldview until they cannot actually see what they’re doing and what kind of damage it would cause.
ADVERTISEMENT
The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by divine forces makes it tough for them to see the real world as it is.
It’s not just that the rogue’s gallery of congress people who are pushing the hardest for hostage-taking as a negotiation tactic also happens to be a bench full of Bible thumpers. Pew Research shows that people who align with the Tea Party are more likely to not only agree with the views of religious conservatives, but are likely to cite religious belief as their prime motivation for their political views. White evangelicals are the religious group most likely to approve of the Tea Party. Looking over the data, it becomes evident that the “Tea Party” is just a new name for the same old white fundamentalists who would rather burn this country to the ground than share it with everyone else, and this latest power play from the Republicans is, in essence, a move from that demographic to assert their “right” to control the country, even if their politicians aren’t in power.
It’s no surprise, under the circumstances, that a movement controlled by fundamentalist Christians would be oblivious to the very real dangers that their actions present. Fundamentalist religion is extremely good at convincing its followers to be more afraid of imaginary threats than real ones, and to engage in downright magical thinking about the possibility that their own choices could work out very badly. When you believe that forcing the government into default in an attempt to derail Obamacare is the Lord’s work, it’s very difficult for you to see that it could have very real, negative effects....."
The word ADVERTISMENT gives away your post dummy.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26997 Oct 11, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh Holy #$$#@.
All I can do when I hear you spout such nonsense is hang my head and be embarrassed for you.
Well, that and marvel at the fact that you aren't embarrassed yourself for even saying that.
He is probably correct. The Republicans are going to cave and give your dictator everything he wants, so you'll get to one day experience everything you have been wanting.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26998 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
When they start throwing "traitor" around (and they do it consistently) they just show how completely foolish they are. Yep if you don't march in lock step to their insane ideology then you're what else but a "traitor". That's why I have zero patience with them. They have lost all sense of reality. But you know what They are still Americans and deserve to express their foolishness as they see fit.
Go Ted Cruz....ROFLMAO
Do you even THINK before you post? The very same thing can be said about you foolish individuals. As I posted to someone else, the Republicans are going to cave and give your dictator everything he wants, SO you will one day get everything you have wished for. Congratulations.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#26999 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
"Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t care about the consequences, while Democrats do.
So why aren’t they more afraid? Businessweek, hardly a liberal news organization, said the price of default would be “a financial apocalypse” that would cause a worldwide economic depression. This is the sort of thing that affects everyone. Having a right wing ideology doesn’t magically protect your investments from crashing alongside the rest of the stock market.
The willingness of Republicans to take the debt ceiling and the federal budget hostage in order to try to extract concessions from Democrats is probably the most lasting gift that the Tea Party has granted the country. More reasonable Republican politicians fear being primaried by Tea Party candidates. A handful of wide-eyed fanatics in Congress have hijacked the party. The Tea Party base and the hard right politicians driving this entire thing seem oblivious to the consequences. It’s no wonder, since so many of them—particularly those in leadership—are fundamentalist Christians whose religions have distorted their worldview until they cannot actually see what they’re doing and what kind of damage it would cause.
ADVERTISEMENT
The press often talks about the Tea Party like they’re secularist movement that is interested mainly in promoting “fiscal conservatism”, a vague notion that never actually seems to make good on the promise to save taxpayer money. The reality is much different: The Tea Party is actually driven primarily by fundamentalist Christians whose penchant for magical thinking and belief that they’re being guided by divine forces makes it tough for them to see the real world as it is.
It’s not just that the rogue’s gallery of congress people who are pushing the hardest for hostage-taking as a negotiation tactic also happens to be a bench full of Bible thumpers. Pew Research shows that people who align with the Tea Party are more likely to not only agree with the views of religious conservatives, but are likely to cite religious belief as their prime motivation for their political views. White evangelicals are the religious group most likely to approve of the Tea Party. Looking over the data, it becomes evident that the “Tea Party” is just a new name for the same old white fundamentalists who would rather burn this country to the ground than share it with everyone else, and this latest power play from the Republicans is, in essence, a move from that demographic to assert their “right” to control the country, even if their politicians aren’t in power.
It’s no surprise, under the circumstances, that a movement controlled by fundamentalist Christians would be oblivious to the very real dangers that their actions present. Fundamentalist religion is extremely good at convincing its followers to be more afraid of imaginary threats than real ones, and to engage in downright magical thinking about the possibility that their own choices could work out very badly. When you believe that forcing the government into default in an attempt to derail Obamacare is the Lord’s work, it’s very difficult for you to see that it could have very real, negative effects....."
It appears that the liberal cut and paste disease is contageous.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#27000 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
"It’s hard for the Christian fundamentalists who run the Republican Party now to worry about the serious economic danger they’re putting the world in, because they are swept up in worrying that President Obama is an agent of the devil and that the world is on the verge of mayhem and apocalypse if they don’t “stop” him somehow, presumably be derailing the Affordable Care Act. Christian conservatives such as Ellis Washington are running around telling each other that the ACA will lead to “the systematic genocide of the weak, minorities, enfeebled, the elderly and political enemies of the God-state.” Twenty percent of Republicans believe Obama is the Antichrist.Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner argued that Obama is using his signature health care legislation to promote “the destruction of the family, Christian culture”, and demanded that Christians “need to engage in peaceful civil disobedience against President Obama’s signature health care law”.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops joined in, demanding that the Republicans shut down the government rather than let Obamacare go into effect. The excuse was their objection to the requirement that insurance make contraception available without a copayment, saying ending this requirement matters more than “serving their own employees or the neediest Americans.”
The Christian right media has been hammering home the message that Christians should oppose the Affordable Care Act. Pat Necerato of the Christian News Network accused the supporters of the law of committing idolatry and accused people who want health care of being covetous. The Christian Post approvingly reported various Christian leaders, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, saying things like the health care law is “a profound attack on our liberties” and lamented “Today is the day I will tell my grandchildren about when they ask me what happened to freedom in America.”
Some in the Christian right straight up believe Obamacare portends the end times. Rick Phillips, writing for Christianity.com , hinted that Obamacare might be predicted in Revelations, though he held back from saying that was certain. Others are less cautious. On the right wing fundamentalist email underground, a conspiracy theory has arisen claiming that Obamacare will require all citizens to have a microchip implanted. While it’s completely untrue, many Christians believe that this means the “mark of the beast” predicted in Revelations that portends the return of Christ and the end of the world...."
Yadda yadda yadda. Blah, blah, blah.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#27001 Oct 11, 2013
guest wrote:
"In other words, the Christian right has worked itself into a frenzy of believing that if this health care law is implemented fully, then we are, in fact, facing down either the end of American Christianity itself or quite possibly the end times themselves. In comparison, it’s hard to be too scared by the worldwide financial collapse that they’re promising to unleash if the Democrats don’t just give up their power and let Republicans do what they want. Sure, crashing stock markets, soaring unemployment, and worldwide economic depression sounds bad, but for the Christian right, the alternative is fire and brimstone and God unleashing all sorts of hell on the world.
This is a problem that extends beyond just the immediate manufactured crisis. The Christian right has become the primary vehicle in American politics for minimizing the problems of the real world while inventing imaginary problems as distractions. Witness, for instance, the way that fundamentalist Christianity has been harnessed to promote the notion that climate change isn’t a real problem. Average global temperatures are creeping up, but the majority of Christian conservatives are too worried about the supposed existential threats of abortion and gay rights to care.
Under the circumstances, it’s no surprise that it’s easy for Christian conservatives to worry more about imaginary threats from Obamacare than it is for them to worry about the very real threat to worldwide economic stability if the go along with their harebrained scheme of forcing the government into default. To make it worse, many have convinced themselves that it’s their opponents who are deluded. Take right wing Christian Senator Tom Coburn, who celebrated the possibility of default back in January by saying it would be a “wonderful experiment”. Being able to blow past all the advice of experts just to make stuff up you want to believe isn’t a quality that is unique to fundamentalists, but as these budget negotiations are making clear, they do have a uniquely strong ability to lie to themselves about what is and isn’t a real danger to themselves and to the world."
Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and journalist."
Yawn. Just more cut and paste from the liberal braintrusts on Topix.

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