Behold the new slogan for the Republicans in the US House of Representatives: “BETTER OFF NOW.”
Don’t laugh; they just made a spelling error.
It should be “BUGGER OFF NOW.”
My dad had a saying, back in the day. If my brother or I messed something up, and we tried to explain it to him by saying, “Well, I didn’t think it would (fill in the blank),” he would reply, “That’s right: you didn’t think!”
It should be obvious to everyone now that the right wing doesn’t think things through.
When you treat black athletes kneeling as “disrespectful” to America, but do or say nothing about confederate flags and Nazi flags being waved alongside the US flag…
When you yell “All Lives Matter!”, but shrug and run away when refugee children need help…
When you treat Muslims and immigrants as some sort of super-danger, but do nothing when white non-Muslim native-born men are slaughtering innocent people in churches, movie theaters, and schools…
When the same evangelicals who supported the disastrous Iraq War “because it’s the End Times” are now celebrating the current government regime…
When you demand “respect,” but vote for the most disrespectful President in American history…
Did you think people weren’t going to notice the inconsistencies, contradictions, and hypocrisy? Did you think people were going to be OK with the disparity and double standards? Did you think we should just show you “civility,” after you have rejected it for so long?
That’s right: you didn’t think.
(With acknowledgment to blogger ck4829.)
There are Evangelical Christians who would have happily trotted off with the devil in the desert.
“But his strong leadership is what’s important. I mean, he’s Satan. We know he’s not a choirboy.
Plus, Mr. Satan promised us he wouldn’t kill the babies until AFTER they’re born.”
American Evangelicals have outed themselves as cold hard opportunists who ignore their own teachings and morals, and support any skeevy candidate (e.g., former Supreme Court Justices who preyed on adolescent girls) if they think it will gain them some power.
He’s a treasonous, disloyal, philandering, irresponsible, uncouth, racist, uncaring, egocentric, narcissistic sociopath with a stool specimen where his brain should be.
What part of that reminds you of Jesus?
I try to keep it light and humorous, because god knows there’s a lot to be humorous about and god knows that if we don’t laugh we’ll cry,
Today is different. Things have gotten fucked up in this country to a degree that they may never be un-fucked up again.
A mixture of right wingers, Nazis, and Klansman are rallying in Virginia. A group of counter-protesters are also there. A knuckle-dragger drove his Dodge Challenger straight into the group of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring many others. Later the craven coward ditched his vehicle and is currently at large.
But we can’t call them deplorable, because gosh darn it, that would just be impolite.
There will come a day, probably very soon, when we all have to pick sides. I don’t see any other way this will work out. But I also don’t see much reason for optimism.