There is a lot of stink this morning about the Rand Paul Jack Conway debate in Kentucky. It looked for a minute like Rand Paul was going to resort to what Sharron Angel calls the 2nd Amendment remedy.
What set him off was when Conway brought up the 30 year old accusation of Rand Paul’s college prank of tying up some coed to worship the Aqua Buddha.
But that is not the issue I want to point out here. This clip is what has now pushed Rand Paul over the top into a sure win.
This video is an example of why I have chosen to offend so many on both sides with my vocal fight against Evangelical Christianity and religion in general. It is not just about Paul Rand, but this same crap comes from his creationist father Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angel, Christine O’Connell, Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich (who knows better and just uses it for his own ends) to name just a few at the top of this horrid pile of religious fervor.
This one minute speech not only makes tying up women 30 years ago irrelevant to believers, but also makes it okay TODAY for this clown to do everything he can in the US Senate to destroy Social Security, public education, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, civil rights, the 14th Amendment along with every environmental and financial regulation he can get his hands on. He is a stupid radical right-wing horror show who is going to win because of Jesus. Kick! Pages on Libertarians
The people hearing it – what the country club Republicans call the "hicks" of their GOP base – will not only forgive all that, but forgive anything he says or does as long as he reinforces their belief in that White American Jesus who is the center of their lives. Not their families, not their country, not the constitution, but an invisible dead guy in the sky somewhere, who talks to them. Which is also known as schizophrenia.
Our politics have been driven by this crap since we set foot on this Continent 400 years ago. It is why we were the last to end slavery, why we suffered 100 years of apartheid, why our poverty levels are so high, our disparity of wealth increasing, our streets so violent, our execution chambers so busy, our wars so often and why we are alone in the world in not realizing that health care is the most basic of human rights.
Put the Jesus label on anything, no matter how unchristian and it wins. Put Jesus into all this Right-wing swill and the "Hicks" come out of the woodwork to pull their straight ticket GOP levers.
It is time for not just me, but everyone with even a modicum of sense to rise above our American "Hickdumb" and break the back of this silliness before it sends us back into the dark ages once again.
This is an issue neither politicians nor the mainstream media can touch without being voted out of office or losing share and revenues. So it’s up to a very few, as it has always been.
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